# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8542
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks, 70 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

This course prepares students for entry-level careers in the Network Systems pathway. Students develop skills needed to become network technicians, PC support specialist, information systems operators, and network security analyst. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking using tools and hardware commonly found in residential and commercial environments. Instructors are encouraged to facilitate field trips and outside-the-classroom learning experiences. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.