Computer Repair and Networking Tech 2

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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.

Second year curriculum;

Computer Maintenance and Repair I

Focus is on computer repair and preventative maintenance of personal computer systems.  Current Microsoft Operating System software and third party utilities (Malware, Spybot, AVG Antivirus, etc) will be used for troubleshooting and diagnosing common computer system problems. Course is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Certification exams. Lecture/lab

Computer Maintenance and Repair II

Advanced topics in Computer Repair and Maintenance including network troubleshooting and printer repair.  Eligible student will be encouraged to take the CompTIA A+ Certification exam in Computer Repair in June. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in Computer Maintenance and Repair I.

Open Source Operating Systems and Applications

Just say no to Microsoft.  This course will provide the student with a chance to explore an Open Source, Linux based operating system and applications.  The student will develop skills in using the command line for maintenance of users, files, directories and permissions. The student will learn to create print servers, troubleshoot system problems, setup network connectivity and seamlessly integrate an Open Source server with Windows clients. This course will provide the student with online reference materials and hands-on exercises based on real world examples.  There are no prerequisites. Lecture/Lab

Network and Computer Security

Learn how to provide a safe internet browsing environment for your home computer or network. This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure computers and computer networks from unauthorized access and malicious software attacks.  Students will learn  how to secure Linksys Wireless Routers, the basics of firewall protection and proactive use of other software and hardware security systems.

Skills practiced in this trade:

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

 Skills students will acquire:

  • Network design and troubleshooting including using sophisticated network test equipment

Ac tivities in which students partake:

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

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



Successful completion of the Computer Repair and Networking Tech 1 curriculum.



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


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