Computer Technology

Computer Technology Supports Every Organization

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. 

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

Dual Enrollments:
Genesee Community College CSN 150: Computer Repair

Articulation Agreements

SUNY Canton 
 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

Prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification

Professional Outlook

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 

Teacher

Walt Burrows

Beginning his career as an electrician, Walt Burrows worked in various capacities from electrician's helper to project manager. Later he started his own electrical business, while attending college to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's 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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Program Overview - PDF

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