Computer & Networking Technology

  • Program Description

    What excites you more—just knowing how to use a computer, or possessing the skills that will shape the future of computer technology? If you’re intrigued by both the inner workings of computers as well as the boundless power of networking systems, Bristol-Plymouth’s CNT Program can help you develop a thorough understanding of computers and networking. Your abstract and mechanical reasoning ability will be enhanced while enjoying your own personal workstation and taking advantage of Bristol- Plymouth’s state-of-the-art computer networking lab, including wired and wireless networking and Internet technologies employing the latest Microsoft and Cisco products and technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to acquire certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician, along with your OSHA 10 card. You will have the option of earning college credit for work completed at Bristol-Plymouth through our Tech Prep Program. Upon graduating from the CNT Program, you’ll have attained the sought-after expertise required to select from a virtually infinite number of gratifying career paths and look forward to an influential career in this limitless industry.

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  • Instructed Areas

    • Installation, Configuration, Upgrading of Hardware and Software
    • Preventive  Maintenance
    • Computer Hardware
    • Basic Networking
    • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting
    • Implement a Switched Network
    • Implement an IP Addressing Scheme
    • Implement a Routed Network
    • Identify Security Threats to a Network
    • Computer Science Principles and Programming
    • Game Development

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: OSHA 10 Safety Certification, Cisco Academy IT Essentials – CompTIA A+ Certification Training, Computer Science Principles, HTML

    Sophomore Year: IT Essentials (continued), Computer Science Principles, Introduction to Programming, Cabling, Customer Service/Help Desk

    Junior Year: Cisco Academy - Introduction to Networking (Cisco CCENT Certification). Computer Science Principles. Programming, Game Development.

    Senior Year: Students hone their acquired skills through customer production work, internship and cooperative education opportunities and pursue advanced training that will concentrate on area specialization, management, and problem-solving. Two courses entitled Learning Work and Financial Peace University round out student’s preparation for post-secondary studies or work. Students can choose from a variety of certification-based curriculum: Windows Server 2012, Fiber Optic and Premise Cabling, Linux certification (CompTIA Linux+), Security certification (CompTIA Security+), Cisco Academy advanced courses (CCNA), Game Development, and Electronics.


    Career Opportunities

    • Telecommunications Installer
    • Service & Repair Technician
    • Computer & Network Support Specialist
    • Programmer
    • Network Administrator
    • Security Specialist
    • Network Architect
    • Systems Software Developer
    • Computer Information Research

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