Programming languages, operating systems and computer hardware come and go, but the demand to connect this hardware and software together continues to increase.  Every industry needs network administrators and support technicians.  If you like solving problems and would like to be the “network mechanic," Swofford networking would be the course for you.  This course prepares you for the CompTIA Net+ exam, which is the first step in a career of network administration or cyber security.  (Note: A unit earned in any Networking course will count as a Computer Science unit for the South Carolina High School Diploma.)



  • Network Engineer/Analyst

  • Security Consultant

  • Help Desk Technician

  • Information Technology Specialist

  • Desktop Support Technician




Networking Fundamentals I

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Fees: $15
Prerequisite:  None

Networking Fundamentals provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Instruction is based on industry domains including network architecture; network operations; network security; network troubleshooting; industry standards, practices, and network theory; and workplace readiness and leadership skills. In addition, instruction and training are provided for the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment. Particular emphasis is given to the use of critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques.


Advanced Networking II

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $15
Prerequisite: Completion of Networking I with a minimum grade of 80 or Director approval

Advanced Networking II builds upon Networking Fundamentals I while also covering Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching.

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT (Information Technology) careers. In this course, students will develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.


Cyber Security Fundamentals

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $15 + $58 if student chooses to take the MTA Certification Exam
Prerequisite: Completion of Networking II with a minimum grade of 80 or Director approval

Cyber Security Fundamentals introduces the core concepts and terminology of cyber security and information assurance. The course examines how the concept of security is integrated into the importance of user involvement, security training, ethics, trust, and best practices management. Cisco IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials curriculum includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience. Virtual tools help students hone their troubleshooting skills and practice what they learn.