Computer Electronics

Computer electronics is a two-year program which prepares men and women to repair computers, set-up and administer a computer network, and do electronics repair. The first year provides training in Windows XP Professional operating systems, DC and AC circuits, semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, digital electronics, 8-bit microprocessors, and networking hardware. The labs are hands-on, learning the proper use of test equipment such as multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, and frequency counters.

Seniors receive training in network administration, computer operating systems, printer repair, monitor repair, peripheral configuration, microprocessor interfacing and computer diagnostics and repair, along with dot matrix, inkjet and laser printers. The networking classes feature Microsoft operating systems - Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP Professional. The labs for seniors are hands-on trouble-shooting with diagnostic test equipment and diagnostic software.

Students are required to test for the following: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), A+ Certification, and Network+ Certification. Upon successful completion of the exams, certification will be achieved. These are certifications expected of computer technicians.

Male and female graduates of the program will be qualified for positions as computer electronics technicians, computer network technicians, electronic technicians, and office equipment technicians. Opportunities for certified computer electronic technicians exist in both the public and private sectors, and these opportunities are expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.