Information & Engineering Technology Academy
CATEC is partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), CISCO Systems, and local businesses to develop career and educational pathways in computer networking and cybersecurity.
|1 CATEC||CCENT, CompTIA A+||
|3 CATEC||Cyber Security||
|4 PVCC||CCNP||Network Engineering|
|5 PVCC||LPI-Linux||Network Design|
Academy Course Offerings
|Class||State Code||Duration||Grades(s)||Dual Enrollment||Credentials||AM or PM|
|Computer Network Hardware I&II||8542/8543||1 year||10-12||Year 1 – 10 PVCC credits||N/A||AM PM|
|Computer Network Hardware III&IV||8544/8545||1 year||10-12||Year 2 – 6 PVCC credits||CISCO CCENT, CompTIA A+||AM PM|
Credit and Certifications
High School Credit
Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.
CISCO CCENT, CompTIA A+
Dual Enrollment Credit
The computer networking program is dual enrolled with Piedmont Virginia Community College. Students successfully completing the program may receive up to 16 college credits during the two-year program.
|Year||College Course Codes||College Course Name||Credit Per Course||College|
|Year 1||ITN101||Intro to Networking||4||PVCC|
|Year 1||ETR149||PC Repair||3||PVCC|
|Year 1||ITN106||Microcomputer Operating Systems||3||PVCC|
|Year 2||ITN111||Windows Server Administration||3||PVCC|
|Year 2||ETR164||Upgrading & Maintaining PCs||3||PVCC|
Mr. Whitehead teaches the Cybersecurity and Networking Courses for the Cisco IT Lab; he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University and his Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) and Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Whitehead taught Cisco IT Courses for five years at Mitchell Community College.
Career Opportunity: Help Desk Operator, Support Technician, Network Support Technician Apply networking technology for local area networks (LANs) and for connecting to larger networks and the Internet. Apply your expertise in protecting networks and developing multiple security models and systems.
- National Wage Average*: $61,830
- Virginia Wage Average*: $70,770
- Projected Job Growth in Virginia*: 15.5%