• Computer & Networking Technology

    (Courses 7301-7311)    Pennsylvania Department of Education CIP Code 11.0901


  • gactc computer technology


    Students are expected to:

    1. Possess basic computer skills and science knowledge 

    2. Be creative and inquisitive

    3. Be willing and able to learn required math skills

    4. Be able to communicate effectively

    5. Be able to read and write at or near grade level

    6. Be physically able to lift equipment



    Possible Industry Credentials

    CompTIA Network+ Certification

    CompTIA A+ Certification

    CompTIA Server+ Certification

    CompTIA Security+ Certification


  • The Computer and Networking Technology program encompasses most of the areas that make up the present day computer field. Students begin learning about the inner workings of computer system components. Emphasis is placed on diagnostics and troubleshooting with a variety of industry standard test equipment and software. Students learn the basics of computer technologies to prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification tests.

    This curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering concepts based on the types of practical network students may encounter from home and small offices, to more complex enterprise models. Students learn the basics of network, server administration and security to prepare for CompTIA Network+, Server+ and Security+ Certification tests.

    Networking students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning.

    Students graduate from the program with a well-rounded computer background technically prepared to enter a very promising job market. Successful students may continue to pursue degrees in Cybersecurity, Data Sciences, Enterprise Technology, Information Sciences & Technology, and Security & Risk Analysis.



    For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.



    Opportunities for college credit

    GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Computer Technology/Cisco Academy. 

Phone: 814-505-1298


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Tim Keener

Instructor of Computer Technology / Cisco Academy