The IT Professionals program has several paths students can take related to information Technology. First year students will concentrate on Hardware, Software, and Networking basics. This includes computer repair and troubleshooting PC’s and operating systems. Students work toward earning their CompTIA A+ Certification in their first year. Students will also cover networking and learn basic Cisco router and switch configurations and protocols. Second year students will learn advanced networking with routing and switching configurations for Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks. Second year students are working toward their certification in CompTIA Network+. Students that have achieved their Network+ Certification will have the option of taking the Security+, Server+, or the CCENT Certification for Cisco. Students have access to work on their skills 24/7 through the “TestOut” website and Cisco Networking Academy.
Mr. Weeks began his teaching career in 2005 as a middle school mathematics teacher. He transitioned to PITSCO as a lab instructor where he facilitated his students on numerous hands-on labs. Before coming to Northland Career Center, Mr. Weeks became certified in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and instructed students in Design & Modeling as well as Automation & Robotics. Mr. Weeks was a robotics coach with FIRST Robotics Competition for four years at his previous school district. Mr. Weeks graduated from Missouri Western University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Park University with a Master of Science in Education, and University of Missouri with a Educational Specialist in Technology in Schools.
- Preventative Maintenance
- System Configuration
- Customer Service
- Students may earn up to 17 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College. Students may earn up to 19 hours of college credit through credit by exam from MCC.
- Program completers can receive up to 6 hours college credit from Missouri State Technical College.
- Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Admin
Computer Security Specialist
Computer Network Architect
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