Syllabus

5050 COMPUTER HARDWARE/NETWORK ENGINEERING A (CTE)

(Semester) Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

This course introduces the structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It focuses on the Small Office/Home Office environment. Students learn the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations of the Internet. Labs use a simulated “model Internet” to allow students to analyze real data.

At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.


5051 COMPUTER HARDWARE/NETWORK ENGINEERING B (CTE)

(Semester) Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Completion of Computer Hardware and Network Engineering A with a college qualifying grade of “C” or better

This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF.

By the end of this course students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems.


5052 COMPUTER HARDWARE/NETWORK ENGINEERING C (CTE)

(Semester) Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Completion of Computer Hardware and Network Engineering B with a college qualifying grade of “C” or better

This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network.

Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.


5053 COMPUTER HARDWARE/NETWORK ENGINEERING D (CTE)

(Semester) Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Completion of Computer Hardware and Network Engineering C with a college qualifying grade of “C” or better

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise networks. The course uses the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements.

Students learn how to implement and configure common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Finally, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues.


Grading Scale

97%~100% = A+; 94%~96% = A; 90%~93% = A-;

87%~89% = B+; 84%~86% = B; 80%~83% = B-;

77%~79% = C+; 74%~76% = C; 70%~73% = C-;

67%~69% = D+; 64%~66% = D; 60%~63% = D-;

<60% = Fail

Electronic Devices:

No personal electronic devices will be allowed in class at any time.

Assignments and Tests:

If a student has a verified Illness, the student is allowed 1 day extra time per day missed.

If a student is absent from school due to a situation such as a family trip or any other none school reason, teachers are NOT required to allow students to makeup work or do work prior to leaving, this includes students who are absent during finals.

If a student is not in class due to a school activity such as a field trip or a school sporting event, the student must prearrange with the teacher to turn in the assignment early.

Any assignments turned in after the unit test is given will earn a grade of zero.

Personal Behavior:

Unacceptable behavior includes any behavior that is distraction from class. Example: Touching, slapping, hitting, and yelling, among others.

A Students’ appearance may not detract from nor interfere with the learning environment or process.

Attendance:

Regular attendance is required.

A tardy will be given if the student is not in their assigned seat when the tardy bell sounds.

Students who are absent or tardy more than 10% of the class will receive a citizenship grade of U. Note: 10% of a semester is 9 days in a semester.