Computer Service Technology

    Instructor:  Denise Goldsmith   
    This program prepares students to troubleshoot, repair and maintain computers, printers, servers, software, and networking systems. Computer technician jobs are readily available at the present time and offer opportunities for both full-time and part-time work. 
    This program prepares the student for the TestOut® PC Pro, TestOut® Network Pro, and the CompTIA  A+ certifications. Entry into an occupation related to this program's field of study does not require national and/or state licensure.
    Program Overview
    Skills covered in the program include:
    PC Pro
    • Safety
    • Computer parts and tools
    • WIndows operating systems
    • Motherboards
    • Processors and memory
    • I/O and storage devices
    • Hard drives
    • Troubleshooting Windows 
    • Troubleshooting hardware at start up
    • Setting up a network
    • Networking types, devices and cables        
    • Laptops
    • Printers
    • Mobile Devices
    Network Pro
    • Using the simulator
    • Networking overview
    • Network topologies
    • Protocols
    • OSI and TCP/IP models
    • Cables
    • Fiber Optic
    • Ethernet
    • IP addressing
    • Troubleshooting networks
    Phones and Tablets
    • Troubleshoot
    • Repair
    Other areas of study include:
    • Applied Math
    • Applied Communication
    • Employment Skills
    Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.
    Program Length
    High school students will complete this program over two years.  Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District school calender for start dates, end dates, and holidays. District calendars can be found under the District Info tab on the SJSD website home page.
    Program Admission Requirements
    High school students must have transportation to internships their second year. It is preferred (but not required) that students have made a C or higher in Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. High reading comprehension skills are also needed.


    Program only available to high school students; must apply for the program through their high school counselor.