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Syllabi
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The Computer Systems Repair Technology program at PCTC will prepare students to work in a variety of Information Technology environments, providing national and international certifications and career opportunities.

What skills will students learn?

The Computer Systems Repair Technology Program of Study validates foundation‐level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. It is the starting point for an IT career.  The CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+ and Security+ certifications are international and vendor‐neutral and prove competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting.

What Certifications are available?

  • All students are given the opportunity to earn the OSHA 10 General.
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn the CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+ and Security+ certifications.
  • Students can also earn CompTIA Linux+, Cloud Fundamentals, Pentest+ and other advanced certifications.

What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?

Students that complete the two-year course at PCTC and successfully passes the A+ and Network+ certifications are ready for entry level support jobs in the IT industry. Helpdesk, IT Support, and Computer Repair Technician are three jobs that a worker could be qualified to apply for. The Security+ and Server+ certifications would allow a student to apply for Security and Telecommunication entry level jobs centered around setting up and providing network support. With the above certifications, a student may also proceed to a two-year technical college or military, launching the student to further their technical education.

What work skills will be needed for these jobs?

  • Basic Mathematical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Ability to work in different office and manufacturing environments
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to Work Independent

What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?

An individual, to be successful in this program, must want to research issues and be a problem solver. An IT industry leader will keep themselves familiar with the latest IT trends, tools, and methods. To work in the IT Industry, it requires an individual that is drug free and works well with others. This program offers the skills and tools for a person to perform different types of IT task associated with the technology in all industries.

Program Requirements

For Adult General Admission Requirements, click here.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

This program participates in the Simulated Workplace environment. For details and requirements, click here

Technology Requirements

Students will be provided with any technology instruction, devices and software required.

Student Organization

Students may enroll in SkillsUSA.

Program Length

2 Academic Years (22 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Secondary & Adult part-time enrollment)

1 Academic Year (10 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Adult full-time enrollment)

Consisting of eight (8), nine-week courses of 135 clock hours each

Eligibility Requirements for Certifications

Upon completion of courses, students are eligible to sit for certification exams. All certifications are offered through CompTIA. All CompTIA certifications require the purchase of certification exam vouchers through CompTIA (additional fees apply) and registration through PearsonVUE for offsite testing at an official testing center. Some certifications require more than one exam (voucher).

Schedule of Courses

Course Frequency:  Each course offered once each academic year

Secondary & Adult Part-time schedule shown below.

1st Year Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:00am

2nd Year  Schedule:  Monday – Friday  12:30pm – 3:00pm

Industry Credentials

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Course Descriptions

1664 CompTIA A+ 220-1001

This course covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. Content Skill Sets are based on testing objectives for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 certification. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools and skill sets.

1665 CompTIA A+ 220-1002

This course covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures. Content Skill Sets are based on testing objectives for the CompTIA A+ 220-1002 certification. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools and skill sets.

1694 Networking+

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills related to networking. Areas of study include media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. Content Skill Sets are based on testing objectives for the CompTIA Network+ certification. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics and students will explore a variety of career opportunities.  Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools and skill sets.

1695 Server+

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills related to working with network servers. Areas of study include server hardware, server installation, server configuration, server upgrade, proactive maintenance, security and environmental issues, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. This course is recommended as an Elective in the Computer Systems Repair Technology Program of Study. Content Skill Sets are based on testing objectives for the Server+ Students will utilize problem- solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in computer repair and networking. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1696 Security+

This course introduces the students to the knowledge base and technical skills related to working with network security. Areas of study include Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities, Application, Data and Host Security, Access Control and Identity Management and Cryptography. Courses are aligned with CompTIA standards. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. This course is recommended as an Elective in the CISCO Networking Academies Program of Study. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in computer repair and networking. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1698 Linux Essentials

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for the Linux operating system. Areas of study include installation, management, configuration, security, documentation and hardware. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in basic installation, operation, security, troubleshooting and basic Linux hardware services for the Linux operating system on workstations and servers. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities.

1697 Wireless Network Essentials

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills to install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot the hardware and software functionality of RFID products. Areas of study include interrogation zone basics, testing and troubleshooting, standards and regulations, tag knowledge, design selection, installation, site analysis, RF physics and RFID peripherals. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. This course is recommended as an Elective in the Computer Systems Repair Technology Program of Study. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in networking. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.

1711 Web Development and Support

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills required for web site development and maintenance. Areas of study include an introduction to the World Wide Web, site planning, page creation, typography and color, advanced coding, publishing, and site support. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics, and students will explore a variety of certification and career opportunities. This course is recommended as an Elective in the Computer Systems Repair Technology Program of Study. Students will utilize problem- solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in information technology. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, SkillsUSA. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities.