St Joseph Christian is now a Cisco Networking Academy!
Beginning their sophomore year, SJCS students have to opportunity to take Information Technology (IT) courses in fields such as Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Linux, Programming and more! Course are delivered mostly online, with some course having face-to-face labs. Courses are taught by SJCS staff who are posses certifications in various fields of IT. Many courses will prepare students to take exams for professional certifications* and some courses are offered as dual credit for college hours**.
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Current Course Offerings:
- Get Connected / Cybersecurity – 1 semester (dual credit). Available to Sophomores and up. Prerequisite for all other courses.
- Internet of Things (IoT) – 2 semesters. First semester will deal with topics such as Be Your Own Boss, Packet Tracer simulator, Entrepreneurship. Second semester will dive in to more advanced labs and simulations with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Second semester will require the purchase of a lab kit (which can either be shared between two students, or each student can purchase their own).
- Linux – 3 semesters. First semester is an introduction to the Linux operating system, command line, and open source concepts. This course aligns with LPI’s Linux Essentials certification. Second semester, which is dual credit, goes deeper into Linux maintenance tasks, and configuration. Third semester, is the most advanced and prepares students for LPI’s Linux Administrator and CompTIA’s Linux+ certifications.
- Programming – 3 semesters. First semester deals with programming with the C language. Students will learn universal concepts of computer programming such as syntax, semantics and data types. This semester aligns with the C Programming Language Associate certification. The second semester is programming in C++ and is dual credit. Student will accomplish coding tasks and learn the fundamental notion and techniques for object-oriented programming. This semester aligns with the C++ Certified Associate Programmer certification. The third semester is the advanced C++ course. This courses teaches topics like templates, functions, classes and methods and prepares students for the C++ Certified Professional Programmer certification.
For more information or to enroll email: CiscoAcademy@stjosephchristian.com .
*Certification exams belong to the credentialing body (C++ Institute, LPI, CompTIA, etc) and require the purchase of an exam voucher. Prices may vary between exams. Certification exams are OPTIONAL, however, students who pass a course’s associated exam will be excused from and receive a grade of 100% for the course’s final exam. Students must provide proof of completed with certification exam PRIOR to the scheduled date of the final to receive excusal and 100% grade. Score incentive is ONLY for the final exam, and not the entire course.
**Dual credit is offered by Metropolitan Community College’s School of Business and Technology and requires enrollment and payment PRIOR to start of class to be counted for college credit. Visit MCC’s Dual Credit site for rules and procedures.