Network Engineering

                      I & II

Network Engineering: Connecting the World of Computers

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 encompasses 2 additional college classes (6 college credits) in order to prepare the student 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 encompasses 2 additional college classes (6 college credits) in order to prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician certification exam.

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
High speed home Internet access is required, and a fully functional laptop or desktop system (i.e. not a Chromebook).

Computer Hardware and Operating Systems I (also offered through R7 Online)
Algebra II
High School Credits: 3 units (2 semesters)

LSR7 Weighted: .666

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit: UCM Net 1060, 1061 2060, & 2061 (12 hrs credit available for eligible students)

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Network Engineering I and II

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Equipment used in STA Network Engineering classes.

Network Engineering I

Fall Semester Course Syllabus

Network Engineering II

Spring Semester Course Syllabus

MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a systems engineering OR cybersecurty bachelor’s degree while still in high school.   The bachelor’s degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee’s Summit.  This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.  Students who qualify and have interest, must mark that they are interested on their STA Online Application.

Cerner Scholars Internship Option

After at least one semester of the Software Development course, students can apply for Intern in STEM and intern at Cerner during the fall and/or spring semester.  Click here to learn more about Cerner Scholars.

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"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

Julie Akers

Instructor: Network Engineering I & II
Phone: 816-986-3434

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