Computer TechnologyThis course is certified by
New York StateThe Computer Technology program is computer hardware and software technology courses that will help students under-stand and learn the basic concepts, functions, and nomenclature of computer technology. At first, students will learn about the components and peripherals of a computer, as well as all the technical nomenclature unique to this area. Students will acquire knowledge on mother-boards, storage media, various expand-able memory, multimedia cards, operating systems, account and help desk management, cloud backup and anti-virus protection, remote desktops and printer management.
Technicians-in-Training Will Learn How to:
Assemble and disassemble computers, laptops, mobile devices and networks
• Safety related to computers, software, and web
• Introduction, installation/uninstallation and troubleshooting internal peripherals
• Identifying various types of storage media and their expansion limitation
• Wired and wireless printing, database and network infrastructure
Students Will Familiarize Themselves with Hardware and Software, including:
• Microsoft Office Suite (Excel
• Publisher); CTE Technical Assessment: IC3 Certiport® Certification Exam.
This program allows students hands on experience in configuring and troubleshooting various computers and all of their components, as well as the operating systems. Introduction to computer repair is the first phase of the program and they will slowly transition through basic training on identifying and troubleshooting network infrastructure which will lead to the second year program, Network Cabling Technician/ Home Technology Integration.
Students who complete this course are equipped with the skills needed for employment in the computer industry, and are often recruited by local companies. Graduates frequently pursue further training at technical schools, colleges, or in the military. Typical job titles in computer technology include field service technician, technical support specialist, help desk technician, desktop analyst and entry-level computer technician.
Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:
• Queensborough Community College (Dual Enrollment with Queensborough Community College earns 11 credits over two years)
Work Experience Opportunities
Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
• Nassau BOCES Technical Services
• Nassau County Information Technology
Course available: Grades 11–12
Course length: 1 or 2 years
Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
Admissions criteria: Above-average academic skills and visual acuity
Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following:
1.0 credit Career and Financial Management
1.0 credit Science
1.0 credit English
If students complete a 2-year sequence, which includes Network Cabling Technician/ Home Technology, Integration (HTI), academic credits may be awarded.
This course is certified by
New York State