Hart Career Center
Computer Networking & Maintenance

Computer Networking & Maintenance students participate in SkillsUSA.

Courses
Introduction to Computer Technology (1 Hr) (C6115)
Credit(s): 1.0 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class allows students to learn about the basics of what makes up a computer system, and different types of computer related technologies. Students will learn about computer hardware, operating systems, various types of applications, mobile devices, and networking. Topics such as the Internet, security, and cloud based networking will also be covered. Students will also be using a Raspberry Pi computer to explore electronics and computer programming. Students need to have a home computer with Internet access in order to be successful in the program.

Computer Repair and Support (2 Hr) (C6116)
Credit(s): 2.0 Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average or higher in Intro to Computer Technology or taking the course concurrently with Computer Repair and Support
This class will train students in the field of computer repair and support. Students will learn about various computer operating systems, computer hardware and peripherals, mobile devices, and various utility applications. Students will also learn about troubleshooting and repairing various types of computer problems, as well as performing computer modifications and upgrades. Training for obtaining an internationally recognized IT support certification is emphasized in this program.
Computer Network Support (3 Hr) (C6117)
Computer Network Support (2Hr) (C6118)
Credit(s): 3 or 2 (MUST have instructor approval) Credit Type: Practical Art
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: B average in Introduction to Computer Technology and Computer Repair and Support

This is an advanced three-hour class (2 hour with instructor approval) that trains students in the setup and support of local area networks. Students will construct their own network, configure network equipment, and work with Windows and Linux based servers of various types. The student will also complete a keystone project that will be presented to people that work in the field of Information Technology. Students in this course will prepare for and take the CompTIA A+ support technician certification exams.

Faculty Craig Knight is a 1985 graduate of the Electronics Technology program at Davis Hart Career Center. He has worked as a broadcast engineer, electronics technician, and an electronics service department manager. Mr. Knight has 20 years of experience in training electronics and IT technicians in both public education and as a company training manager. Mr. Knight also works as a part-time IT consultant for area small businesses. He currently holds ISCET electronics technician certifications, and is a CompTIA A+ certified IT support technician.
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