Information Systems & Networking

  • The College IT Fundamentals, A+ Hardware and Software Tech, Networking Basics and Advanced Networking and Cybersecurity courses are designed to prepare students for entry into the Information Technology (IT) Industry.  Students will have the opportunity to work with computers, ipads , smartphones, routers, switches, access points and servers to expand their experiences.

    Dual credit is now being offered through Harper Community College in Palatine. Students who apply will be given the opportunity to receive both District 214 credit AND Harper College credit for the completion of the A+ Computer Repair and Networking courses. Students who apply can receive a Harper College transcript, which can be applied to most four-year colleges. 

    Students will also have the opportunity to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+, Network+ and Security+ certification exams at the end of the courses.  These exams are not required but give students a leg up on their peers as they prepare to compete for technology related jobs.

    These district courses offered at JHHS, WHS and RMHS and are open to all students in District 214. The course content is regulated by industry standards.  

    Here is a short video that showcases District 214 students and the importance of certifications - https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/post/view/2017/06/13/success-starts-with-certifications

    Hersey students earn 1st Place in state in Cyber Patriot Competition - http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-ahp-hersey-cybersecurity-class-tl-0223-20170221-story.html

Information Systems & Networking Coursework

  • College IT Fundamentals

  • College A+ Software (1 Semester)

  • College A+ Hardware (1 Semester)

  • Costs involved in getting certified

  • College Networking Basics

  • CISCO Introduction

  • Cyberpatriot

  • Advanced Networking and Security

  • CISCO Networking Academy

  • CompTIA A+ Certification

  • Computer Donations

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