• Computer Technology

     
    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the computer technology industry. Materials covered will be aligned specifically for the CompTia A+ certification, which is required by most employers in the IT/computer repair industry. There will be a significant amount of hands-on opportunities including maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, repairing computers and software. Important non-technical skills will also be covered such as good documentation techniques, communication skills, project collaboration, resume building and interview preparation.
     
    The second-year course concentrates on the requirements of the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications, which are industry-recognized standards for technicians pursuing a career in network administration/implementation, data center management, and data security. A growing number of high tech firms and companies dealing with the Federal Government are requiring Security+ certification for their IT staff. Study will focus on all aspects of computer network technologies, network & data security, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. In addition, interested students can pursue their MCSA Microsoft Server Certification. The MCSA is neeeded to qualify for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. Successful completion of Computer Tech I and teacher approval required.
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    Credits & Certifications

    • 2nd World Language Credit
    • 3rd Science Credit
    • 4th Related Math Credit
    • Early/Middle College Eligible
    • College Credit: Baker College, Davenport University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • First Year: CompTIA A+ Certification
    • Second Year: CompTIA Network+ Certification and/or CompTIA Security+ Certification
     

    Eligibility & Prerequisites

    • This course is available to 10th – 12th grade students
     

    Career Opportunities

    • Information Security Officer
    • Computer & Network Security Analyst
    • Service Technician
    • Data Analyst
     

    Testimonial

    "This class provide me with plenty of opportunities to learn how to properly perform tasks and get certifications that will help me throughout my entire career." — Galen Patrick, Vicksburg High School