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 CCNA


Course Sequence

Cisco IT Essentials
Cisco- CCENT: Introduction to Networking
Cisco- CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials
Cisco- CCNA: Scaling Networks
Cisco- CCNA: Connecting Network

Sample High School Schedule

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

Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking 

Cisco-CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials  Cisco-CCNA Scaling Networks 
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking  Cisco-CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials Cisco-CCNA Scaling Networks 
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Elective
Cisco-CCNA Connecting Networks 
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Cisco-CCNA Connecting Networks
 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