Hart Career Center
Computer Networking & Support

IT Fundamentals (1 Hr)
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 applications, mobile devices, and networking. Topics such as basic internal PC operation, the Internet, security, and cloud based networking will also be covered. Students will use a “Pico” micro-controller and a “Raspberry Pi” computer to explore digital electronics and computer programming concepts. This class is NOT a computer applications class that teaches students how to USE a computer, but instead explores the underlying technologies that make computers do what they do!
Computer Repair and Support (2 Hr)
This class will train students in the field of desktop/mobile computer repair and support. Students will learn about various computer operating systems, desktop computer hardware, mobile devices, basic networking, 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 IT support certifications is emphasized in this program.
Computer Network 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, and prepares them for IT certification. Students will construct their own network, configure network equipment, and work with Windows and Linux based servers of various types. Students will also learn about topics such as wireless technologies, mobile devices, scripting/programming, systems management, printing technologies, security concepts, and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Students in this course will take exams to obtain a TestOut PC Pro certification, and will be offered the opportunity to obtain a CompTIA A+ IT support certification.

Computer Networking & Support students participate in SkillsUSA.

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.