***PLEASE NOTE: Computer Systems Networking will NOT be available for the 2013-2014 School Year***
Students in the Computer Systems Networking program learn how to provide technical support to computer users in a workenvironment. Students learn to build, troubleshoot, and maintain computers. They also learn to install, configure, and repair the Windows™ operating system. In addition, students study basic network design, installation, and maintenance. It is possible for Computer Systems Networking students to work toward two certifications: CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+.
Upon graduation, our students may be able to enter the workforce directly as computer/desktop support technicians or network support technicians. With additional education, our students can become computer network administrators, network security specialists, and numerous other related occupations involving sales, service, manufacturing, or research and development.
For up-to-date information on this occupation click here for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor Statistics page for computer support specialists. This page will provide the following information:
- Nature of the Work
- Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
- Job Outlook
- Related Occupations
- Sources of Additional Information
Scope & Sequence
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recommends the following academic and technical schedule for students in the Computer Service Technology program.
|Ninth Grade||Tenth Grade||Eleventh Grade||Twelfth Grade|
|Technical Units||Computer FundamentalsComputer HardwareOperating Systems||Basic NetworkingNetwork Troubleshooting and Maintenance|
|English||College PrepEnglish I||College PrepEnglish II||College PrepEnglish III||College PrepEnglish IV|
|Math||Algebra I||Algebra II||Geometry||College PrepMath(recommended)|
|Humanities||Civics||U.S. History||World History|
|Other Required Courses/ Electives||ForeignLanguage I(recommended)||ForeignLanguage II(recommended)|
Students in the Computer Service Technology Program are able to receive advanced credit at the following colleges:
Industry Certifications Available through Program
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+