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Information Technology

Information Technology

About Information Technology

The Information Technology – Networking & Cybersecurity program helps you develop the skills to create and maintain secure computer networks that are the foundation of our technologically connected modern world. Through practical work, you will be able to explore all things related to computer hardware, networking, cybersecurity, and operating systems.  

Students in Information Technology – Networking & Cyber Security will develop the following skills:
– hardware system builds and general maintenance 
– installation and configuration of operating systems and other software applications 
– establishment of cybersecurity systems 
– network design/simulation, connections, and administration 

Who Should Enroll? 
Information Technology – Networking & Cybersecurity is looking for students who like learning practical skills working with computers, communicating ideas to others, designing/configuring networks, and troubleshooting technological issues. Students in this vocation are independent, creative, and logical thinkers. 

Employment Opportunities 
Students who successfully complete Information Technology – Networking & Cybersecurity will be able to find jobs as network administrators, cyberdefence specialists and system designers.  

Additional Information 
Students in our vocational program have the opportunity to join our CyberPatriot team and participate in work experience. This program is open for students to take individual courses to supplement their studies while at Tec-Voc High School.   

Course Listing

Grade 10

Computer Science Gr.  10 (1 Credit) ISTV22
This course provides an introduction to programming fundamentals through video game design.  Students will use multiple different game development environments to learn logical thinking, code reusability and proper decision making structures. Students will be introduced to program design and project management along with tools for independent learning.  This course is a popular choice for all students and is recommended for an IT diploma.

Grade 11

Hardware & Software Essentials (1 Credit) CS103V2S
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and system software, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in IT and to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works. This course is a popular choice for all students and is recommended for an IT diploma.

Operating Systems (1 Credit) CS104V3S
This course covers the installation, deployment, and troubleshooting of the current Microsoft Desktop Operating system. The hands-on approach will prepare students to face the real life challenges of a desktop technician. This is required for an IT Diploma.

Network Technologies (1 Credit) CS105V3S
The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding for basic networking. This is required for an IT Diploma.

Cybersecurity Essentials (1 Credit) CS106V3S
The focus of this course is learning the fundamentals of cyber security, focusing on both theory and practice. Students will learn to secure devices, operating systems, networks, including routers and switches, and their associated software. This is required for an IT Diploma.

Grade 12

Advanced Operating Systems (1 Credit) CS107V4S
Linux is a popular operating system in many core areas of business. Students will learn to install, deploy, and troubleshoot Linux as a desktop operating system. To avoid confusion between the many flavors of Linux, students work with the command line to complete the necessary tasks.  This is required for an IT Diploma.

Advanced Networking Technologies (1 Credit) CS108V4S
By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is required for an IT Diploma.  The prerequisite for this course is Networking Technologies.

Server Administration (1 Credit) CS109V4S
This course gives students practical experience with Microsoft’s server operating system and covers users and permissions, security, and server services such as DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory. Students will develop the knowledge needed to manage servers on small to large networks. This is required for an IT Diploma.  The prerequisites for this course are Operating Systems and Network Technologies.

Applied Networking & Cybersecurity (1 Credit) CS111V4S
Students will synthesize and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the previous courses to initiate, complete and document each of the steps involved in the design, installation, configuration, management, securing and troubleshooting of devices, operating systems and applications.  The prerequisites for this course are Cybersecurity Essentials and Network Technologies.

Contact Information

BEAN, Ms. Bobbi – rbean@wsd1.org