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    Cisco / Information Technology

    The year one IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills. ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certification. The course also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA .

    In year two, CCNA Exploration explains the role of application protocols and their relation to networking services. The four courses immerse students in routing, switching, and advanced technologies to help them prepare for the Cisco CCNA certification exams.

    Hands-on labs in both year classes help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills and encourage exploration and research.

    Location: Rainier Beach High School
    Program was cancelled 2015-16.

    Cisco Fusion

    Course Objectives:

    The course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) skills. Students are provided with an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.This courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.

    IT Culminating Activities:

    Preparation for CompTIA A+exams and Cisco CCNA exam and introduces CCNP which are advanced skills required to manage end-to-end converged network infrastructures.

    Benefits/Certifications/Tech Prep:

    • 1.5 Occupational Ed credits OR 1.0 Occupational Ed credit + .5 math credit
    • 2 semesters - 1.5 credits per semester
    • Year 1 -Preparation for Certification in A+ and prerequisites for CCNA
    • Year 2 -Preparation for CCNA
    • Math Cross-Credit Available

    Required Pre-Requisites:

    • none


    • Math Cross-Credit Available

    Career Opportunities:

    • Internship possibilities