COURSE CODE: 8622

Computer Systems Technology I

SCED Code: 10002
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, applying virtualization and cloud computing concepts, 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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Computer User Support Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Computer Systems Analyst
Network Systems
  • Computer Network Support Specialist

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