Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue • Altoona, PA 16602 • 814.946.8450
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Computer Technology /
PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 15.1202 & 11.0901
This course is a three-year program that encompasses most of the areas that make up the present day computer field. In the first year, students delve into the inner workings of computer system components. Emphasis is placed on diagnostics and troubleshooting with a variety of industry standard test equipment and software. Students are prepared to challenge the Comp TIA A+ certification test.
This curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering concepts based on the types of practical network students may encounter from home and small offices, to more complex enterprise models. Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for CISCO CCENT™ or CompTIA Network+ Certification tests.
Students graduate from the program with a well-rounded computer background technically prepared to enter a very promising job market. Successful students may continue in semesters 3 through 8 at selected post-secondary institutions to attain further certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).
Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation's description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor's site for this career field at: http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/15-1152.00