Computer & Networking Technology

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Computers are an integral part of today’s workplace, so an in-depth understanding of computer technologies is an invaluable skill set. In our Computer & Networking Technology program, students learn how an affinity for computers can lead to a lucrative career in information technology.

As they learn to tackle a variety of technical support tasks with confidence, students are introduced to the following hardware, software, concepts and skills:

  • CPU, expansion cards, HDD, motherboard, peripheral devices, power supply, RAM, etc.
  • Operating systems, including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux
  • Wired and wireless networking, desktop imaging, virtualization and cloud computing
  • Recognizing, reporting and tracking security breaches

Hands-on training includes installing, configuring and maintaining PCs, mobile devices and software, as well as selecting and assembling the components of a custom configuration. Students also practice designing, building and managing computer networks.

Properly diagnosing, resolving and documenting common hardware or software issues are important elements of the program, too. By tackling assignments that mimic real-life situations, students develop the problem-solving skills necessary to troubleshoot everything from a malfunctioning tablet to a spotty wireless network. Plus, they learn to work in teams, communicate clearly and interact with customers.

Industry Credentials

Computer & Networking Technology students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ Certifications
  • Cisco CCENT and CCNA Certifications
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

The following schools have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Computer & Networking Technology students to earn college credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Lincoln Technical Institute

Career Pathways

with credentials:

  • Customer support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • Help desk analyst

with associate degree:

  • Computer repair technician
  • IT sales specialist
  • Network support specialist

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • Network administrator

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: William Gordon

Email: gordonw@lcti.org

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses and schools serve on the Computer & Networking Technology program’s Occupational Advisory Committee:

  • Ironton Telephone Company
  • John’s Computer Consulting
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Nestle USA

Student Organizations

Computer & Networking Technology students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • FBLA
  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.