Emerging Technologies & Cyber Security

  • This two-year course teaches computer repair and basic networking fundamentals during the first year. This includes hardware and software installation, PC hardware devices and end-user support, problem-solving, troubleshooting, telecommunications protocols and network support. Second-year students will learn advanced networking technologies and gain exposure to the field of information system security including issues faced by homes and businesses, the types of damage they may cause and prudent security measures to counteract them. Students will learn basic terminology involved in cyber security, describe various threats and identify potential security technologies to combat these threats. With today’s emerging technologies, all types of businesses and industries face information system security issues, making knowledge of computer security a high-demand area. With further training and experience, students completing this program have the opportunity to take certification exams in A+, N+ and Security+, thereby greatly increasing their employment potential.

Emerging Technologies & Cyber Security Tour

  • Skills/Topics Covered

    • Computer Repair (Computer Hardware Components, Computer Software and Troubleshooting)
    • Computer Networking (Network Cabling, Topologies, Servers, Switches, Routers, Hubs and Network Hardening)
    • Cyber Security (Access Control Policies, Security Threats, Basic Scripting, Cryptography, Physical Security, Wireless Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Computer Forensics)


    Internship Experiences

    • Connecting Point
    • Quanterion Solutions
    • Clinton Tractor
    • Oneida County Bar Association
    • Critical Technology
    • Northern Safety


    Opportunities for Additional Education in the Field

    • Associate degree in Computer Science
    • Associate degree in Computer Science: Cybersecurity
    • Certificate Program in Cybersecurity
    • BS in applied Computing
    • BS in Computer and Information Science


    Articulation Agreements/College Credit

    Articulation with:

    • SUNY Canton,
    • Herkimer College
    • SUNY Morrisville
    • Alfred State
    • Onondaga Community College
    • Bryant and Stratton

    Dual Credit with Mohawk Valley Community College

Emerging Tech 2020
  • Potential Careers with CTE Training

    • Information Technology Helpdesk
    • Information Technology Technician


    Potential Careers with Additional Training

    • Computer Programmer
    • Network Administrator
    • Software Engineer
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • PC Technician
    • Information Technology Desktop Support
    • Network Threat Support Specialist
    • Systems Administrator
    • Penetration Testing Engineer