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VCTC’s Computer Technology courses will prepare you for an exciting career in computers and networking. We offer two one-year programs, and each will give you the opportunity to earn industry-wide certifications: CompTIA A+ certification and CompTIA  Network+ certification.  In both courses, students will work daily on computer and network related competencies which will extend their abilities and skills in the areas of technical knowledge, troubleshooting and customer service.

The A+ and Network+ certifications are internationally recognized standards for entry-level computer technicians. Many colleges – including Blue Ridge Community College- grant course credit for incoming students who have earned either or both of these certifications. 

VCTC students wishing to become A+ and/or Network+ certified will have the opportunity to take the exams at a significantly reduced rate.

If you are interested in the exciting and growing field of Computer Technology, these classes are the best way to start your career.

Course Content


· Networking design, connectivity and troubleshooting

· Network hardware, cabling and connectors

· Network services and internet

· Memory and storage devices

· Motherboards, CPU’s

· Custom configurations and peripherals

· Cloud and virtualization

· Windows tools

Course Details

Computer Systems Technology I (Semester 1)

Computer Systems Technology II (Semester 2)

GRADES: 10, 11, or 12

Course Length: 1 year

Industry Credentials Offered


Comp TIA—A+ Certification

Course Content


*COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY is a pre-requisite for Computer Network and Software Systems.

· Computer components

· Peer to peer network systems

· Client server network systems

· Install and configure network cards

· Set up and manage user accounts

· Install operating systems (Windows Server, Linux)

· Implement network security plans

· Communication & Professionalism

Course Details

Computer Network Software Operations I (Semester 1)

Computer Network Software Operations II (Semester 2)

GRADES: 11 or 12

Course Length: 1 year

Industry Credentials Offered


Comp TIA Network +

Options After HS


Network technician, help desk support, database administrator, network administrator

Local Employers:  E-N Computers, Inc., Lumos Network, Advanced Telephone & Data, Inc., GLO Fiber, Lingo Networks, Augusta Health, School divisions

Career Certificate/ Associate Degree (2 yr) program

BRCC—Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Digital Design & Graphics, Information  Technology for Business, Computer Science

Bachelor’s /Post Baccalaureate Degree (4 yr+) majors

Accounting  & Information Systems,  Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering , Logistics and Systems Engineering

Instructor Contact Information

Name: Arden Harner

Email: [email protected]

School: 540-245-5002 x209
Fax:  540-885-0407