Internet, Network & Security Technologies

An Internet, Network & Security Technologies student works on solving a cyber security issue during a Cyber Patriots competitionAn Internet, Network & Security Technologies student assembling a gaming computer

Course Overview

Students learn skills in computer networking, video game development, cyber security, mobile app creation, and computer hardware. Earn certifications including Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+. English, 4th year math, and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, network engineer, security analyst, computer programmer, video game developer, and data forensics specialist.

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.

Students who successfully complete select CTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. Our direct credit flier has a list of all participating classes.

Tour the classroom

Enjoy this tour of the Internet, Network and Security Technologies classroom featuring individual computer work stations, cyber-security training network in the back row, and Cisco academy router and switches.


Instructor Bio

Instructor: Susan Rhem-Westhoff
Mrs. Rhem-Westhoff attended Spring Lake High School, but graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL. She went on to major in Management and Information Systems and minor in Accounting at the University of South Florida. Before coming to teach at the Career Tech Center, she worked in the industry as a systems analyst/programmer and developed wireless software and security devices for wireless networks. She is a distance runner, backpacker, and wolf watcher dedicated to protecting all things outside in the natural world. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and five fur-kids (two dogs and three cats).

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State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

  1. PC Hardware
  2. Troubleshooting, Repair, & Maintenance
  3. Operating System & Software
  4. Safety
  5. Security
  6. Operational Procedure
  7. Network Technologies
  8. Network Hardware & Tools
  9. Personal Skills & Customer Service
  10. Network Management
  11. Teamwork & Leadership
  12.  Network Analysis & Design




15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
16 Years in Operation
31 Educators
839 Students