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CISCO Networking Academy's WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the CISCO Networking Academy Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of CISCO Networking Academy

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Gordon Kinnie (Email:    gbkinni@carrollk12.org ) :  

US Navy – electronics, communications, satellite systems, and networking

General Dynamics – Network Engineer

Cisco Instructor – CCENT/CCNA and IT Essentials

 

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DESCRIPTION

CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic home and small business networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models.

In each course, the students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforces the learning.

CISCO curriculum is delivered online through a browser-based medium, helping students develop practical networking knowledge and skills in a hands-on environment. In a lab setting that closely resembles a true networking environment, students work with the architecture and infrastructure of information networks, learning the principles and practices of designing, building, implementing and maintaining local- and wide-area networks.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the art IT lab with globally recognized CISCO training so students can experience the field of Networking before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by CISCO.  This shows employers you are trained in a CISCO facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a IT professional.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our CISCO Networking Academy Program has been highly successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Networking Devices
  • LAN's and WAN's
  • IP Addressing
  • Router use and configuration
  • Network management and troubleshooting
  • OSI model of networking
  • Installation, configuration, and upgrading
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting
  • Safety and preventative maintenance
  • Motherboards/processors/memory
  • Memory management
  • A+ Certification

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is CISCO certified- The CISCO Networking program provides the opportunity to earn GLOBAL certification as a CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORKING TECHNICIAL through PearsonVUE.  If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, industry certifications give you that edge.   (more)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

CISCO Networking Academy partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Frederick Community College – 18 credits
  • Penn College of Technology – TBD
  • The Community Colleges of Baltimore County – 16 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in CISCO Networking Academy? 
  2. Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA in academic classes and a 94% attendance
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Able to work independently
  • Computer and technical skills
  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Strong math and reading skills
  • Utilize logic to solve problems
  • Work through difficult problems
  • Eye hand coordination/dexterity to work with routers and servers.
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes
  • Ability to work with college level material

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (6credits)-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • IT Support Specialist
  • IT Helpdesk Technician

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • IT Product Advisor
  • Database Manager

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • IT Support Analyst
  • Computer System Manager
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Database management
  • Systems Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Security

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

CISCO Networking  Certification by CISCO assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market.  CISCO's certification of our program must be renewed every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.

Penn College of Technology,  Frederick Community College, The Community Colleges of Baltimore County -  all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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