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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher

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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