Program Description
The CyberSecurity program is an adjunct to the IT Networking Cisco Academy which is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for successful careers in information technology fields. It prepares high school students with the professional skills they require to pursue quality academic and professional opportunities. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts to solve networking problems.

Topics relating to Cybersecurity will be interwoven throughout the course of study. Particular emphasis is placed on ethics, operating systems security, vulnerability assessment, legal issues, the hacker culture, intellectual property laws, encryption/decryption algorithms and technologies, protection of critical infrastructure and disaster recovery.

Possible Certifications and College Credits
CompTIA
A+Certified Entry Level Networking Technician (CCENT) 
Security +

Course Sequence
Cisco IT Essentials
Cisco-CCENT
Network Security
Ethics and Survey Programming Languages

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 IT Essentials

Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking (ITN)

CyberWatch Security+

CyberWatch: Ethics in the Information World
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking (ITN) CyberWatch Security+ CyberWatch: Ethics in the Information World
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Elective
Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Elective Elective

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School