December 8, 2021

MVCTC Computer Network Engineering Students Participate in BPA Competition

ENGLEWOOD – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) students competed in the Regional Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition in December and many of them qualified to enter the State BPA competition.

The following MVCTC students, the Computer Network Engineering program, were recognized in the 2018 BPA regional competitions.

• Koyte Winemiller (Wayne) placed third in the Advanced Spreadsheet Applications competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Preston Fox (Arcanum) placed first in the Computer Modeling Competition and qualifies for the BPA State Competition

• Caleb Boyd (Miamisburg) placed first in the Computer Network Technology competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Austin Scott (Milton-Union) placed second in the Computer Network Technology competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Joseph Fields (Tipp City) placed third in the Computer Network Technology competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Issa McMillan (Miamisburg) placed first in the computer security competition and qualifies for the BPA State competition

• Justin Stephens (Trotwood) placed second in the computer security competition and qualifies for the BPA State competition

• The team of Garrett Huffstetler (Vandalia Butler) and Corbin Sharpe (Valley View) placed first in the Network Design Team competition and qualify for the State BPA competition

• Vincent Smithson (West Carrollton) placed third in the SQL Database Fundamentals competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Jacob Roesle (Tri-County North) placed second in the Systems Administration Using Cisco competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Jahcorian Ivery (Trotwood) placed third in the Systems Administration Using Cisco competition and qualifies for the State BPA Contest

• Thomas Pena (Milton-Union) placed fourth in the Computer Network Technology competition

• Kyle Bergen (Northmont) placed fifth in the Computer Network Technology competition

• Kevin Beetley (Milton-Union) placed sixth in the Computer Network Technology competition

• Adam Boyd (Northmont) placed fourth in the computer security competition

• Bradley Booker (Milton-Union) placed sixth in the Extemporaneous Speech competition

• Cameron Willis (Valley View) placed fourth in the Systems Administration Using Cisco competition

• Jacob Jaros (Vandalia Butler) placed sixth in the Systems Administration Using Cisco competition

The MVCTC Computer Networking Engineering Program (CCNA Certification) is a Cisco Academy program that prepares students not only for college, but also for the workforce. It gives students practical experience and knowledge to solve computer network problems. Students learn everything from how to make cables to how the World Wide Web (Internet) works. Students design a computer network. They make the cables to connect computers and network devices and put an operating system on the computers. They also learn how to configure switches, wired routers, and wireless routers. Configuring computers and all network devices includes configuring security features to ensure that only those with permission have access to information on the network. The network is then tested to ensure that it is functioning as expected. Otherwise, the students troubleshoot the network and make corrections.

MVCTC students who graduate from the Computer Network Engineering program are employed as computer network technicians or computer repair technicians. Many of these students continue their education while working. About 90 percent of graduate students go to college.

MVCTC Computer Network Engineering Juniors include, from left to right: Thomas Pena (Milton-Union), Corbin Sharpe (Valley View), Joseph Fields (Tipp City), Austin Scott (Milton-Union), Adam Boyd (Northmont), Kevin Beetley (Milton-Union), Kyle Bergen (Northmont), Vincent Smithson (West Carrollton.) Not pictured: Garrett Huffstetler (Vandalia Butler)


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