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Networking Systems Overview - Melissa CTE
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Career & Technical Education

www.melissaisd.org/cte

Endorsement Area:

Business & Industry

Career Cluster:

Information Technology

Career Pathway:

Networking Systems

Courses Available at Middle School for High School Credit

  • Principles of Information Technology (1 credit)

High School Courses

Concentrator Courses

Completer Courses

In order to be a concentrator, the student must complete at least two (2) credits in the same Program of Study (POS).

A completer must have at least three (3) courses for four (4) or more credits, with at least one (1) advanced course in the same Program of Study (POS), in order to earn an endorsement.

  1. Principles of Information Tech. (1 credit)
  2. Computer Maintenance / Lab (1-2 credits)
  3. Computer Networking / Lab (1-2 credits)
  1. Practicum OR Career Prep in Information Tech. (2 credits each; adv. courses)

Sample Career Occupations

Occupation

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Info Tech Computer Occupations

$83,075

1,616

20%

Computer Hardware Engineer

$111,738

343

24%

Computer Systems Analyst & Support

$87,568

5,937

29%

Learn More: Approved CTE Programs of Study (Texas Education Agency)

Industry-Based Certification Opportunities

CCENT; CompTIA A+; CompTIA N+

January 7, 2021