Information & Engineering Technology Academy

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Information & Engineering Technology Academy

CATEC is partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), CISCO Systems, and local businesses to develop career and educational pathways in computer networking and cybersecurity.

Pathways

Educational Pathways

Career Pathways

Year Credential Networking
1 CATEC CCENT, CompTIA A+

Technical Support
Help Desk Operator
Support Technician
Network Support Technician
Network Support Engineer

2 CATEC CCNA-RS

Network Administration
Network Auditor
System Integrator
Network Administrator

3 CATEC CCNA-Security

Security Administration
Network Security Administrator
Network Security Specialist

4 PVCC CCNP Network Engineering
5 PVCC LPI-Linux Network Design

Academy Course Offerings

Class State Code Duration Grades(s) Dual Enrollment Credentials AM or PM
Ethical Hacking
I & II
8542
6650
1 year 10-12 TBD CISCO CCENT, CompTIA A+ AM PM

Credit and Certifications

High School Credit

Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.

Certifications

CISCO CCENT, CompTIA A+

Dual Enrollment Credit

The Ethical Hacking program is dual enrolled with Piedmont Virginia Community College. Students successfully completing the program may receive up to 11 college credits.

Total College Credits College Course Codes College Course Name Credit Per Course College
TBD ITN101* Intro to Networking TBD PVCC
TBD ITN150* Intro to Routing and Switching TBD PVCC
TBD ITN154* Network Fund.,Router Basics, Config. TBD PVCC

*Anticipated beginning the 2016-2017 school year.

Instructor

Garrick Whitehead

Mr. Whitehead teaches the Cybersecurity and Networking Courses for the Cisco IT Lab; he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University and his Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) and Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Whitehead taught Cisco IT Courses for five years at Mitchell Community College.

Career Pathway

Career Opportunity: Help Desk Operator, Support Technician, Network Support Technician Apply networking technology for local area networks (LANs) and for connecting to larger networks and the Internet. Apply your expertise in protecting networks and developing multiple security models and systems.

  • National Wage Average*: $61,830
  • Virginia Wage Average*: $70,770
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia*: 15.5%
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