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Computer Systems Technology

Instructor:  Mr. Austin Gibson

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Computer Systems Technology Instructor Mr. Austin Gibson

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Courses:
Cybersecurity Fundamentals: This is a one-credit, one-semester course.  Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.

Prerequisites: None / Grades 9-12

Computer Systems Technology I:  This is a one-credit, one-semester course.  Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, and using system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. Emphasis is placed on customer service skills and career exploration. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the A+ certification exam.

Prerequisites:  None  /  Grades 10-12

Computer Systems Technology II:  This is a two-credit, one-year course.  Building on the foundation of Computer Systems Technology I, this advanced course provides students with training in procedures for optimizing and troubleshooting concepts for computer systems and subsystems. Students explore wireless technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi) and create and configure a network. Emphasis is placed on technical proficiency, skill-building, and workplace readiness. The course prepares students for postsecondary education and training and a successful career in information technology. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the A+ certification exam.

Prerequisites:  Computer Systems Technology I  /  Grades 11, 12

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