The IT field is growing, and opportunities for well-paying jobs are going nowhere but up. The CISCO Academy prepares students to go straight into an IT job, or gain higher level training at local community colleges.
While typically offered only to adults, the HBAS CISCO Academy is also open to high school students, and FREE for HBUHSD students! To register your HBUHSD high school students for a free course, please visit the Gothard Campus.
IT Essentials, A+
The IT Essentials course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete both ITE 1 and ITE 2 will be prepared for the A+ certification test and therefore able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.
* Must be 18 or older and must have graduated high school to take licensing exam.
CCNA Routing and Switching
This curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 4, 70-hour courses. HBAS currently offers the first two courses in this series, which prepare students to take for CCENT certification (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). After completing the CCNA 1 & 2, students can move on to CCNA 3 & 4 at local community colleges.