Computer Networking

Program/Enrollment Questions? Call (440) 891-7732.

Prepare for a high wage, high demand career in Information Technology (IT). IT careers are now part of most businesses. They offer many advantages: interesting work, high pay, and opportunities for advancement and continued growth.

The Computer Networking Technology (CNT) program helps you prepare for a career in Information Technology with a networking specialization.  CNT consists of several college courses, where you can earn college credit while still in high school.

To be successful in the computer Networking Technology program, students should have strong math and reading skills.  Employment requires a variety of skills and qualities: troubleshooting, organization, motivation, teamwork, verbal and written communication skills.

The CNT program helps prepare you for the following industry certifications:  CompTIA A+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MTA and IC3.


High School Credit Junior Year
Computer Networking: 2.5, Technology: .5, Algebra II: 1.0

Potential College Semester Hour Credit

Cuyahoga Community College

CTAG qualified credit

Program Resources

Course of Study/Syllabus

Sample Assignments

Current Program Fees:

Junior: $ 180.00

Senior: $ 190.00

Computer Networking 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Ms. Erin Austin, Cuyahoga Community College
Mr. Rich Boehm, Cisco
Mr. Jacob Harris, Westfield Group
Mr. Keith Lyons, Cuyahoga Community College
Mr. Bob Rensel, Distribution Data Incorporated
Ms. Deborah Zillich, Distribution Data Incorporated

Computer Networking - Chevalier

Teacher: Tom Chevalier

Master of Education, Baldwin-Wallace College
Bachelor of Science-Health Education, The Ohio State University
Ohio Teaching Certifications: Networking, Computer Science, Health Education; Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT); Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE); Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI); Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); Novell Academic Instructor (NAI); Novell Certified Novell Engineer (CNE); CompTIA Certifications: A+, Network +, Server+, Linus+, Security+
Years at Polaris: 14
Industry Experience: 16 years
Interests/Hobbies: Volleyball, Computer Networking


  • PC service and repair
  • Cisco router and switch configuration
  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Employability skills
  • Wireless networking
  • Logical troubleshooting


  • PCs
  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Wireless access points
  • Patch panels

Career Options with Additional College Education

  • PC Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator/Engineer
  • WAN Administrator
  • Wireless Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Forensics