Cybersecurity & Networking Technology

Program Information

Would you like to begin the pathway to one of the fastest growing careers - cybersecurity (job growth of 32% through 2028),  networking analyst (job growth of 5% through 2028) or as a computer support specialist (job growth of 10% through 2028)? 
This program is structured to prepare students for the workforce and for post-secondary education, allowing students to get hands-on experience through structured and diverse learning.

Course Curriculum Includes, but not limited to:

  • Computer hardware systems and security
  • Securing networks and operating systems
  • Components of cybersecurity and security of network infrastructure
  • The process of systematic defense

 Students in this program may qualify for articulated college credit.

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • How to install, repair & troubleshoot computer hardware systems
  • Preventative maintenance and hardware security
  • Security networks and operating systems - including cryptography, security architecture, firewalls, VPNs
  • Preventing, detecting and mitigating vulnerabilities and attacks
  • Examine and implement security safeguards for desktop, network and application security
  • Project and problem based learning

Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to work as a:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Network Installer
  • Network Technician
  • Router/switch Support Person
  • Computer Repair Person

With further training you can become a/an:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Network Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!


NET Seniors Plugging Into 2018-2019 Year

NET seniors are picking up where they left off last spring and using the skills they learned as juniors.  

Sophomores Visit NET
Sophomores got a close-up and personal look at the innards of a computer when current NET students took them on a tour of the stripped down machine.  Hopefully, their interest will be piqued and they will enroll in NET for next fall.  

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