ABOUT THIS COURSE

This is a year-long course.

Fall semester The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks.  It uses the OSI and TCP/IP layered models to examine the roles of protocols and services.  This includes the principles and structure of IP addressing, LAN and WAN specifications, and network management, which provide a foundation for the course. Hands-on and simulation-based activities in this course assist with the configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of routers and switches in a small to medium sized internetwork.  This course helps the student prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification exam.

Spring semester This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design, implement, and secure enterprise and wide area networks.  This includes functionality, configuration, and troubleshooting of inter-VLAN routing, VLANs,  WLANs as well as wide area networking technologies.

This course helps the student prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification exam.

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor’s degree while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.  Check out hot careers related to Network Engineering!

NSF 3-4 Year Academic Scholarship Information

Excellence in Action National Award

Prerequisites:

  • Grade: 11 or 12
  • Algebra I, B- or better
  • Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
  • Keyboarding proficiency, minimum 30 WPM.
  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 90% Attendance
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

Recommended:

  • Computer Hardware and Operating Systems I (also offered through R7 Online)
  • Algebra II

Credits: 1.5 units each sem

LSR7 Weighted:  .666

Dual Credit:  UCM Net 1060, 1061 2060, & 2061 (3 hrs credit each course for eligible students)

For the Networking Engineering I (fall semester) course syllabus click here

For the Networking Engineering II (spring semester) course syllabus click here

For student learner profile click here

Julie Akers

Networking Engineering I & II

Lisa Oyler

Networking Engineering I & II

Entry level salaries for related certifications in network engineering field:

Popularity Certification Salary
1  CompTIA A+  $79,877
2  CompTIA Network+  $81,601
3  Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching  $83,945
4  CompTIA Security+  $89,147

Check out other top salaries in the network engineering field at this link

Testimonials

“Going to Summit Tech has benefited me so much, with the certifications that I received I have gone out and got several jobs. Also, taking the exams for the certifications improved my test taking skills.” Shane Smyth, Lee’s Summit North Graduate