Students will learn to install, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware systems. They will perform preventative maintenance practices and learn techniques for maintaining computer hardware security. Communication skills and professionalism in troubleshooting situations will be emphasized.
This first course in the IT career field is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in today's society. Students will learn safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking. Students will also learn about input/output systems, computer hardware and operating systems, and office applications.
In this course, students will learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Students will learn the basic units of logic: sequence, selection, and loop. Students will apply algorithmic solutions to problem-domain scenarios. Students will gain experience in using commercial and open source languages, programs, and applications.
Students will install, configure, and troubleshoot network hardware and peripherals. Students will learn networking by exploring the OSI model, network topologies, and cabling. Students will design simple networks, know how to select physical devices, and be able to configure the equipment. Knowledge and skills relating to the operation and usage of network protocols will be developed.
The capstone course provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge, attitudes and skills that were learned in their information technology program in a more comprehensive and authentic way. Capstones often include project/problem based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from school. Under supervision of the school and through community partnerships, students may combine classroom learning with work experience. This course can be delivered through a variety of delivery methods including cooperative education or apprenticeship.
Help Desk Technical Support
Desktop, Mobile, Network and Peripheral Devices Support
Entry-level Computer Programming
Web Programming and Development
Enterprise Desktop Installation and Support
Security Assurance Specialist
Computer Support Specialists $22.21*
Network & Computer Systems Administrators $30.61*
Computer Programming $32.38*
Computer Information Systems Managers $55.41*
*State Average | Source: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Employment Projections Report, 2010-2020
Edison State Community College
Earn up to 19 Semester Hour Credits upon successful completion of Edison State Proficiency Examination
Earn up to 13 Semester Credit Hours in Microsoft applications and Programming.
MOS - Microsoft Certification for Word, Excel PPT
Comp TIA A+, Network +