# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Systems Technology I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Systems Technology I (8622/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8622
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use 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. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.