Program Description
The IT Networking Academy (Cisco Academy) is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for successful careers in information technology fields such as computer network design and administration, hardware, software and network installation, local and wide-area network (LAN/WAN) management and systems engineering.  The IT Networking Academy (Cisco Academy) 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.

 

Available College Credits Available Certifications

College of Southern Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
Baltimore City Community College
Chesapeake Community College
CCBC- Catonsville
Harford Community College
Howard Community College
Montgomery College
Prince George's Community College

Comp TIA A+
Cisco CCT
Cisco CCNA
Cisco CyberOps Associate

 

Course Sequence

Cisco IT Essentials with Linux
Cisco- CCT: Introduction to Networking with Linux
Cisco- CCNA: Switching Routing and Wireless Essentials
Cisco- CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation
Cisco- CBPROPS: CyberOps Associate

Sample High School Schedule

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

Introduction to Networking with Linux

Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Introduction to Networking with Linux Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Elective
CyberOps Associate
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement CyberOps Associate
 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

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade