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Network Communications Technology

Program Highlights

A+ Networking | Assemble Computer Cables, and Configure Routers and Switches | CISCO Networking Academy | Computer Hardware | Computer Software | Install Local Area Networks (LAN's) | Network Security | Networking | Routing and Switching

Program Description

Network Communications Technology students become skilled in finding and fixing problems for large companies and individual computer owners. They learn to link computers in a business to one another and how to troubleshoot to repair computer networks. Students learn to use components, which allow the transfer of information on the network.

Teacher Information

Tim Reeves
High School

Network Communications Technology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22261

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

A+ Certification & Networking Fundamentals: 3 Credits

Senior Year Courses

Cisco Routing and Switching: 3 Credits

Academic requirements are usually taken at the student's home school.


Network Communications Student working on the computer
Network Communications Student working with a tool
Network Communications Student working with a computer hard drive
Network Communications Student working with a networking system

Career Pathways

  • Computer Repair Technician 
  • Network Technician
  • Personal Computer (PC) Support Specialist
  • Security Specialist

With Additional Training:

  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Systems Analyst

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

CompTIA A+
Cisco Systems

College Credits

Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as BPA and SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Business Professionals of America
Skills USA

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.