Computer Repair and Networking Tech 1

Back to Computer Repair and Networking

Program Description:

WRVC is proud to offer motivated students the opportunity to develop skills in the challenging and rewarding field of information and computer technology. Upgrade and repair computers or create your own network in our Cisco certified Networking Academy lab. Tech 1 students will acquire How to install, build, upgrade and repair personal computers.

First year curriculum;

Intro to Computer Hardware

This course is an introduction to Personal Computer Hardware. Student activities will include disassembly, reassembly, and configuration of X86 based microcomputer systems. Topics investigated during this course: microcomputer hardware components including CPU’s, hard drives, memory, CPU sockets, video cards, sound cards, network interface cards, monitors and printers.  There are no prerequisites. Lecture/Lab


Students will integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics to design, build and program Lego NXT 32-bit CPU powered Robots. Programming is accomplished using icons and is drag and drop.  No programming experience required.  Course follows the Engineering 1 curriculum developed by the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy for secondary schools.  There are no prerequisites. Lecture/Lab

Cisco Academy I

This basic course introduces networking, network terminology and networking standards.  Instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking tools and equipment.  Students will build simple peer to peer and client/server networks. Topics include how to make networking cables, installing networking devices and building a network server. There are no prerequisites. Lecture/Lab

Cisco Academy II

Networking for Home and Small Business.  Using Cisco networking devices (routers, switches) students will learn advanced skills in designing, managing and securing both wired and wireless computer networks.  Eligible students will be encouraged to take the Cisco Academy certification exam in Networking for Home and Small Business. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Cisco Academy I

Skills practiced in this trade:

  • Math,
  • Computer skills,
  • Reasoning skills,
  • Diagnostic and component testing,
  • Problem solving

Activities in which students partake:

Using CISCO routers and switches students will design and troubleshoot Ethernet networks; learn how to terminate and run CAT5e cables; and repair and upgrade customer computers


  • CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ Technician (exam 220-602)

Computer Repair and Networking entry-level job opportunities:

  • Service Technician
  • IT Administrator
  • Computer Technician
  • Field PC Technician
  • Service and Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician

Post-secondary options:

Two- and four-year colleges for computer networking



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 413.