Gilman IT Networking

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and Gilman High School have partnered to offer high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the IT Networking field an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. High school academies give students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC's technical degree programs. Students enrolled in this academy will focus on how to install, configure, and administer the networking equipment and network services that are common in LAN and WAN environments.

When: September 1, 2021 - June 3, 2022

Location: Gilman High School

*Computer Hardware is offered as Transcripted Credit (TC) through the high school

Course TitleCourse TimeCredits

Computer Hardware* (TC)

September 1, 2021 - January 18, 2022

​3 credits

Network Infrastructure Concepts
September 2, 2021 – November 2, 2021

8:15-10:00 a.m. | TTh 

​2 credits
Microsoft Client Operating Systems

November 4, 2021 – January 18, 2022

8:15-10:00 a.m. | TTh 

2 credits
CCNA 1: Intro to Networks

January 19, 2022 - June 3, 2022

8:15-10:00 a.m. | MWF 

3 credits

IT Software for Networking

January 20, 2022 - March 24, 2022

8:15-10:00 a.m. | TTh 

2 credits
Linux 1

April 4, 2022 - June 2, 2022

8:15-10:00 a.m. | TTh  

2 credits

Course Description

​Computer Hardware (3 credits)

In this course you will receive an in-depth understanding of the various components/sub systems that are found within consumer computers. By completing this course you will learn how to build a computer from component pieces and troubleshoot computer problems. In addition you will learn the basics of wired and wireless networking, printer support, and both conventional and RAID-based storage systems. You will also learn to manage some of the Windows OS and the trouble-shooting process. This course prepares you to take the CompTIA A+ certification and serves as a foundation for many future classes.

Network Infrastructure Concepts (2 credits)

This course provides students an overview of the fundamentals of the infrastructure elements that support computer networks and devices. Learners will study the basics of network cable installation and termination, meter usage, direct current (DC) circuits, alternating current (AC) Circuits, AC wiring, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) selection, power conditioning, power management, power over Ethernet (POE), and digital logic. The course will be delivered via a combination of reading and homework assignments, lecture/discussion sessions, and hands-on laboratory exercises. Emphasis will be placed on safety and compliance with industry standards.

Microsoft Client Operating System (2 credits)

This course develops the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; and command line introduction.

CCNA 1: Intro to Networks (3 credits)

This is the first of three courses that are aligned to the CCNA Certification Exam. It introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the following CCNA courses. By the end of this course, learners will be able to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

IT Software for Networking (2 credits)

This course provides hands-on training utilizing industry standard computer software to document network design, layout and architecture; to effectively mange an information technology project; and to manage the data critical to the management of information technology assets.

Linux 1 (2 credits)

This course focuses on guiding the learner to develop a fundamental understand of Linux based Operating Systems (OS) and their primary components. Topics covered include: performing custom Linux installations; partition management; using GRUB to control boot behaviors and default targets; usage of common Command Line Interface (CLI) commands; user and group creation, file system navigation, architecture, and security; network customizations; package installers and managers; backup and recovery systems, and basic troubleshooting processes.

Just the Facts

Fall 2021
14 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
September 1, 2021 - June 3, 2022High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Classroom Location //
Gilman High School

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.