The Computer Technician/Analyst program at the Career & Technology Center is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in a variety of careers available in the computer industry.
This course is the first step toward preparing students to become an IT professional. Students learn computer repair and maintenance skills by building functioning computers from component parts, upgrading existing computers, and diagnosing and repairing customer units. The online curriculum includes instructional units on memory, operating systems, application software, diagnostic techniques, customer interaction, viruses, printers, peripheral interfacing, networking, and basic computer security. Students are expected to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams
Units of study include:
- Mobile Devices
- Virtualization and Cloud Computing
- Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
- Operating Systems
- Software Troubleshooting
- Operational Procedures
Students who complete the Computer Tech/Analyst program and are interested in developing skills in the networking/security sides of the computer field are encouraged to complete the CISCO Networking Academy, Linux + or Cybersecurity programs.
Graduates of this program are encouraged to go on to post-secondary education at technical colleges or pursue a four year degree that will compliment their computer interests. (See the career options page)
Mathematics, (including algebra) and a strong physical science background are recommended for success in this program.
Students who are accepted to the program are required to supply:
- ESD wrist strap
- Computer tool kit
- Details of both will be available at orientation
- The desire to learn
For students/parents who are concerned about the ability to provide these items because of financial constraints, please contact the instructor regarding options.
The CTA students will be graded using the following categories.
Professional Skills 10%
Practical Skills 30%
Tests & Quizzes 25%