Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine

Network Systems Technology
Program Length - 2 years
Program Training Goals -An instructional program designed to teach students the skills needed to design, build and maintain/troubleshoot computer network systems. There is instruction in electronic communications, telecommunications theory, network theory, hardware and software interfacing, computer network design and evaluation, distance communications systems, computer systems security, facilities, support and design. This curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering concepts based on the types of practical networks students may encounter from home and small offices, to more complex enterprise models. Students will design and build LANs and WANs; learn cable making skills; configure Cisco routers and switches; implement IP addressing schemes; incorporate wireless and security; practice troubleshooting techniques.

Hands on labs give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to
real-world situations.
NOCTI Certificate- Computer Networking Fundamentals
Program Certificate- CCENT – Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
Career Options -Network Specialist Electronic Engineer; Network Designer; Network Troubleshooter; Cable Installer, Telephone Systems Installer
Abilities for Success - Above average abilities is math, reading and science. Possess good problem solving skills, self-motivation, a pleasing personality, communication skills, good hand-eye coordination and enthusiasm about computers.
Student Showcase


Zach B.

"Seneca Highlands helped me see my future....and I have never looked back."

Smethport Area High School and Seneca Highlands Area Vocational School 2006.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute 2008 - Networking Administration
Zach currently works in Upper Saint Clair for James Boyd Associates, serving 16 business in three states for their technology solutions.


Brian E.

"VoTech gave me the stepping stone to a great career without the need for college."
Coudersport Area School District and Seneca Highlands Area Vocational School 2008
Brian"s job at Zito Media includes operations and support for their commercial backbone, cable plant and internal network.


To reserve your spot in the Networking Systems Technology program, see your guidance counselor today!
For more information, contact Seneca Highlands Area Vocational School Director, Donald Raydo at 642-2573.
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