Are you ready for CISCO?



This is the second year BPHS has offered CISCO classes. The school district came to BPHS asking principal Dr. Rodriguez if BPHS would adopt the CISCO program. It was a great opportunity. The vision is to have programs that are going to prepare students for a career or college degree.

The CISCO program meets the requirements for some of the networking classes that are needed in order to get a bachelors and masters degree. The program is a career-based opportunity and offers a field trip opportunity to San Jose.

What is CISCO? There are four different courses BPHS offers. The courses include IT Essentials, Introductions to the Lot and Cybersecurity. The other two courses are CCNA R&S: Intro to Networks and CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials. CCNA stands for course covers networking architecture, structure and functions.

Dr. Rodriguez went to a conference in San Diego where he had the opportunity to meet the director of CISCO, Mr. Sham, who works with K-12 schools. Dr. Rodriguez and Mr. Sham brainstormed about how they can bring the CISCO program to life at BPHS and ways it can be enriched. After their discussion a field trip was planned to CISCO headquarters in San Jose, California to give a better understanding of technology . Sixteen students attended this field trip.

Nick Brown, a senior at BPHS had this to say about the CISCO field trip “It was fun, it made me realize things, it opened a lot of options for me. There were some options I didn’t think were possible for me.”

CISCO is a great way to get ahead in a career. An 18-year-old that has taken this class can be making up to $70,000 up to $100,000. All you have to do is take CCIE R&S Written Exam, CCIE R&S Lab Exam. Go to room 201 and talk to Mrs. Fimbers about the courses BPHS has to offer.


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