PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
The Computer Information Systems — Networking program prepares students for high-demand careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the computer industry today. There is an emphasis on hands-on training in operating systems and networking equipment. Graduates are ready for post-secondary education and entry-level positions in the computer support, operations and networking fields.
- Foundations and principles of computer science
- Industry standard network security procedures
- Installation, configuration and maintenance of hardware and operating systems
- Implementation, management and maintenance of a Microsoft network structure
- Set up, management and configuration of Cisco switching and router devices
Career Options:You can become a network specialist, network technician, network administrator, information technology specialist, computer help-desk technician, systems analyst or webmaster.
Pennsylvania Skills CertificateTest Out Cisco Routing and SwitchingTest Out Client ProTest Out Linux ProTest Out Network ProTest Out PC ProTest Out Security ProOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegePennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsDelaware County Community CollegePeirce CollegeReading Area Community CollegeThaddeus Stevens College of Technology1:1 Articulation CreditsPittsburgh Technical InstituteClick here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as Powell Electro Systems LLC. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list.