Computer Engineering Technology

  • Instructor: Mr. Ian Dunlap
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x340
    Email: ian.dunlap@wiu.k12.pa.us
     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology program will have the opportunity to prove their knowledge by obtaining a variety of computer-related certifications. These include Comp TIA A+, Network+, and Security+, and CISCO’s prestigious CCNA certification. The first year of the program covers computer hardware and basic computer networking. Over the next two years, a portion of each class is set aside to teach the CISCO CCNA curriculum. Traditionally enrolled students will learn the CISCO curriculum as well as wireless networking, computer and Internet security, and Visual Basic .NET computer programming. Students have the potential to earn up to 23 college credits as a result of the national articulation agreement.

    In lieu of the three-year program, students may choose to participate in two additional opportunities. The CISCO-CCNA only option is a two period class offered to juniors and seniors in the afternoon. The Online Intro to Computer Engineering Technology is a highly interactive and practical look at computer hardware. This interactive one-semester on-line elective is tailored to Freshmen and Sophomores who want to know more about their computer and how to improve its performance. 

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
    Students must have strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills. The constant interaction with other computer personnel, customers, and employees requires computer support specialists and systems administrators to communicate effectively on paper, via e-mail, over the phone, or in person. Strong writing skills are useful in preparing manuals for employees and customers. Knowledge of math and science is an attribute of a good candidate for this program . At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science and humanities. 


    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • Computer Hardware (A+)
    • Network Technologies, Media, Topologies, and Devices
    • Network Management and Tools
    • Network Implementation
    • Network Maintenance
    • Network Operations
    • Network Security Administration and Planning
    • Network Operating Systems
    • Network Monitoring and Optimization
    • Network Recovery
    • Upgrading Network
     

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS

    • Pennsylvania State University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • St. Vincent College
    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    •  Pittsburgh Technical College
    • Westmoreland County Community College 
     
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
    • Bucks County Community College
    • Community College of Allegheny County 
    • Manor College 
    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    • Computer Information Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Technician
    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS
    • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • CISCO Entry Networking Technician 
    • A+ Certification
    • Network + Certification
    • Security + Certification