Computer Technology

  • Two students show off their work in the computer lab.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State
    The Computer Technology program is computer hardware and software technology courses that will help students understand 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 motherboards, storage media, various expandable 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:
    • 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, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Access, 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.

    Career Opportunities
    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.

  • Computer Technology

    College Agreements
    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:

    • GEICO
    • Nassau BOCES Technical Services
    • Nassau County Information Technology

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    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


Engineering Technologies

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814