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Computer Networking Pathway (Software and Systems Development)

Prepare for a career as a computer programmer, network administrator, web designer, and computer network architect.


The Computer Networking Pathway is a two-year program that prepares students for success at post-secondary institutions or entry into the computer networking industry.



CTE IT ESSENTIALS (9, 10, 11,12)               One Year                     

Fulfills UC/CSU Requirements: YES – Subject Area – G 


Course Description:


Information technology (IT) is the design, development, implementation, support, and management of computer hardware, software, and network systems to organize and communicate information electronically.  In this course, students will gain the specialized technical skills needed to install, maintain, secure, and repair computers. This course will focus on desktop and laptop computers. It will also discuss mobile electronic devices, such as tablets and smart phones, peripherals such as printers, and the ethical issues that face IT professionals. 


*This course is articulated with CS 916 and CS 934 at West Los Angeles College. Students can earn college credits. Please see your counselor for details.






CTE NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS                                           (10, 11,12)                One Year                      

Prerequisite: CTE IT Essentials                                                                                  

Fulfills UC/CSU Requirements: NO 

Course Description:
This course will build on the foundational concepts that were explored in CTE-IT Essentials. Students will be introduced to routers, switches, router programming, routing protocols, and explore various topics such as network protocols, layers of the OSI reference model, cabling, local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). There will be a particular focus on configuring routers, learning the CISCO Internetworking Operating System (IOS), and network management. A variety of instructional methods will be used in this course such as digital labs, hands-on labs, demonstrations, projects, and lectures.
Teacher:  Alex Davis