Welcome to the CNET (Computers, Networking, and Electronics Technology) program at the WMCTC:
Students will have the opportunity to become proficient in computer technician skills and receive A+ Certification training. A+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the knowledge, as well as the technical and customer satisfaction skills, required of an entry-level computer technician. A+ Certification is the industry-wide standard for measuring benchmark level, vendor-neutral technical skills expected of a technician with six months on-the-job experience. This is an introductory course in computer repair and maintenance.
The program also offers students experience in a variety of electrical and electronic careers. Students in this program will learn how to design, trouble-shoot, and repair electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Students will learn basic AC and DC circuit principles, solid state electronics and electronics technician skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the many disciplines in the electricity and electronics industry including robotics and automation, residential and commercial wiring, industrial controls, programmable logic controllers, microprocessors, and electronics repair to name a few.
The goal of this two-year course is to provide information technology and electronics engineering students with the basic electronic, hardware, software, and networking skills necessary to be successful in a variety of entry level IT and engineering positions.
The CNET Field:
The 21st century brings with it a huge demand for technically proficient specialists. These specialists need technical expertise to design, implement, and support the technology that exists in the modern home and office. Students in the CNET program will combine classroom training with in-class projects utilizing up-to-date hardware and software. Some of the career opportunities include: IT Technician, PC Technician, Support Specialist, Help Desk Support, Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Industrial Controls Technician, Robotics Technician, Automation Engineer, Electronics Assembler, and Industrial Maintenance.
Student Organizations/Community Enrichment:
Students have the opportunity to be involved in SkillsUSA which is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. Students may elect to compete in specific areas of expertise at the regional, state and national level.
Students may also have the opportunity for any variety of work-based learning activities, which may include: cooperative education, job shadows, and/or on-site tours.