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Computer Technology

Whatever the organization, computer technology supports it

Two career and technical education students view a computer screen together while one of them uses the computer keyboard and mouse. Students are introduced to the field of computer technology through a variety of topics such as Cisco Networking Academy, video game design, and tech support. An emphasis is placed on customer service and presentation skills. 

Fast Facts

Job Projections: 11 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $53,470 per year (in 2018).*

Education Requirements: Most students will continue on for an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree to work in computer hardware or software development careers.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Computer Support Specialists 

Units of Study

Video Game Design Maker Basics and Build Sequence, plus:

  • Mapping Game Coordinates
  • Game Physics
  • Beta Builds
  • Game Ratings
  • Proof of Concept Testing
  • Isometric Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Scrolling and Camera View
  • Programming The Game Maker Language
  • Elements and Principles of Art
  • Edutyping
  • Financial literacy
  • Introduction to the Personal Computer
  • Lab Procedures and Tool Use
  • Computer Assembly
  • Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Windows Installation, Configuration and Management
  • Network Concepts and Applied Networking
  • Laptops, Mobile Devices, and Mobile Operating Systems
  • Printers
  • Security
  • The IT Professional
  • Advanced Troubleshooting

College Credits / Articulation Agreements

Dual Enrollments:
Genesee Community College CSN 150: Computer Repair
Articulation Agreements: 
SUNY Canton 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

Prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification

















Walt Burrows

Walt initially worked as an electrician in various capacities from electrician's helper to project manager. Later he started his own electrical business, meanwhile attending college to earn a bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in special education. He initially came to WEMOCO as a long-term sub in the electronics program, before becoming the computer technology teacher.

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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