• Computer Technology

    Northern Westmoreland Career and Technical Center's Computer Networking and Cybersecurity/Cloud program is for students interested in beginning a career in computer/network/cloud support. Computer and network support work involves installing, configuring, repairing, and managing computer and network hardware and software. It requires both hands-on skills and knowledge of theory and concepts. Because network technology is constantly changing and evolving, learning in this field never ends. The emphasis of the program is on teaching students a broad base of skills and knowledge in network and systems administration while also allowing the flexibility for students to pursue individual interests and specialties, such as, cloud computing and cyber security. With the ever-changing demands of the technology job market, this broad background and flexibility increases career opportunities available to graduates.

    The course options within this program:
    PC Pro: Learn about computer operations and gain hands on skills working on computers - Prep for industry A+= Certification
    Network Pro: Construct and configure computer networks - Prep for industry Network+ certification
    Security Plus: Prepare for cybersecurity certification in preventing hackers gaining unauthorized access
    - Prep for Security+ Certification
    IT Cloud Academy: Learn and prepare for the latest Cloud computing technologies

    The certifications available within this program:
    NOCTI Computer Systems and Networking Certification 11.0901
    Prepare for TestOut PC Pro Certification
    Prepare for CompTIA A+ 220-1002 (Core 2) Certification
    Prepare forrTestOut Network Pro Certification
    Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Nl0-007 Certification
    Prepare for Cisco CCNA 200-301 Certification
    Prepare for TestOut Security Pro Certification
    Prepare for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification

    Hands-On Skillsets:
    Structured Ethernet and coax cabling
    Terminate Ethernet cable connections
    Terminate coax cable connections
    Install and configure a network
    Troubleshoot and trace connectivity
    Cisco Packet Tracer - Virtual network construction and configuration


    · Database Administrators
    · IT System Analysts
    · Computer Security
    · Computer Support
    · Software Programmers
    · App/Software Engineers
    · IT Project Managers
    · Computer Operators
    · Administrative Assistants
    · Web Designers

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    Fact Check

    · Employment of network systems and data communications analysts (including Web administrators and developers) is projected to increase by 53 percent from 2008 to 2018!

    · In May 2008, average yearly wages for computer systems analysts were $78,830.

    · As data security becomes increasingly important, employment of database administrators is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018.

    · Computer security specialists monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in processing cyber crime.