Information Technology Career Cluster
Program of Study: Networking Systems
8664V Cisco Computer Maintenance (two credits) Grades: 11-12
Students will learn about computer hardware and software, as well as IT practical knowledge. Through hands-on labs, they will also learn how to build computer systems, troubleshoot and repair computers, laptops, printers and mobile devices, install and configure operating systems such as Windows and Linux, learn networking concepts and IT security.
Why take Computer Maintenance and what type of experience will students gain?
As advancements in technology are more frequently made, the IT field is constantly expanding. Students have the opportunity to gain the most up to date knowledge through both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. During lab time they will have numerous projects to sharpen their IT abilities, such as disassembling and reassembling computers to learn the internal components, how they connect with cabling and how they are installed. All of the skills learned throughout this course will provide students insight to various areas of the IT field as well as potential post-secondary job options available within the industry.
What types of jobs can you do in the field of Computer Maintenance?
- Database Administrator
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Computer System Analyst
- Field Service Technician
Can you earn a certification while taking Computer Maintenance at MCTC?
Yes. After completion of this course you will be prepared to take the Cisco CompTIA A+ certification exam, which is an entry level industry certification for PC computer service technicians.
Certification Resource: https://www.comptia.org/certifications/a