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Networking Technology

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Instructor: Mr. Gerald Damon


Instructional Assistant: Mr. Nick Hughes



Course Description

CIP Code: 11.0901

Computer Systems Networking


This is an instructional program that focuses on the design, implementation and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals and associated software and prepares individuals with the technical skills required to support networks and network users. This program includes instruction in networks technologies and standards: system design, architecture, operating systems, security, communications protocols, client support, messaging services, network management, troubleshooting and server optimization.


The Networking Technology program at Central Montco Technical High School is intended to meet the needs of the technology industry both now and in the future. With the Internet growing continually, there are many opportunities available to Networking Technology students. With and education in infrastructure-level networking, students are highly sought after by employers.

Course Content

Topics of Study Include:

  • Personal and Environmental Safety

  • Computer Hardware

  • Troubleshooting, Repair, and Maintenance

  • Operating Systems and Software

  • Network Technologies

  • Network Media and Topologies

  • Network Devices

  • Network Management

  • Network Tools and Troubleshooting

  • Security Fundamentals

  • Communication and Professionalism

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Networking Technology Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • CMTHS Black Networking Polo Shirt

  • No shorts, no open-toed shoes, no gym attire


  • PC Construction Kit - see instructor


Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Computer Systems Networking 11.0901 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.

Related Occupations

  • Desktop Support Specialist

  • IT Support Specialist/Analyst

  • Help Desk Technician

  • Network Administrator

  • Security Specialist

  • IT Systems Administrator

  • Ethical Hacker

  • Information Security Analyst

  • IT Security Consultant

  • Information Security Manager

  • Penetration Tester

  • Systems Engineer

Potential Certifications

Students in the Networking Technology Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Computer Systems Networking PA

  • TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro

  • TestOut Server Pro 2016

  • TestOut Client Pro

  • TestOut PC Pro

  • TestOut Network Pro

  • TestOut Security Pro

  • TestOut Cyber Defense Pro

  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)

  • Cisco CCENT (Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician)

  • Cisco CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate)

  • CompTIA A+ (Prep)

  • CompTia Network+ (Prep)

  • C-Tech Copper, Fiber and Smart Home- Home Entertainment certifications

  • OSHA Certification

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Networking Technology program are attending:

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Drexel University

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Temple University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn State University

Dual Enrollment with Pennsylvania College of Technology through PC NOW

The Networking Technology Program is a Dual Enrollment Class with Pennsylvania College of Technology through PCNOW.  PCT has approved our instructor, Mr. Gerald Damon, as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at PCT or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s). Healthcare Sciences students can earn credit at PCT towards EET 145 Networking 1: Fundamental concepts of operation, installation, and configuration of the hardware and operating system software for computer networks. Emphasis on the hands-on, practical experiences needed to service enterprise computing systems used in industry. Network topologies, protocols, cabling systems, and server operating system software installation and service configuration are covered, with an emphasis on entry-level skills for network professionals.

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