• Computer Systems Technology

  • Imagine Yourself...

    • Designing and building your own computer
    • Helping your friends and family with viruses and malware
    • Telling Comcast how to fix their network so yours works
    • Repairing and installing computer components

    What will I learn...

    The Computer Systems Technology Program prepares students to enter a career in computer support as part of an Information Technology team.  You'll discover the various components that make a computer work, from CPU to Windows.  You will learn how to make computer systems perform better for work, networking and gaming.  You'll also learn how network and computer security affects everything you do today and how to make your systems safe, secure and robust.

    If you think a computer is more than just a way of communicating with friends on the internet or creating documents, CST may be the place for you. In this program, you will diagnose and solve computer problems, upgrade computer systems, properly install computer components and maintain computers in a Windows or network environment.



    • Take additional college classes through CCV and earn college credits
    • Gain the necessary skills to become support/service/bench or helpdesk technicians
    • Do a career work experience or internship at local companies such as Logic Supply and UVM Help Desk
    • Work towards earning certification in A+ (Network Computer Service Technician) and Cisco Certified Network Associate
    • Help others with computer questions
  • Katherine Dowman, CST Instructor 
    Emmy Charron, CTE Counseling Coordinator
    Sheila Paterson, Special Populations Coordinator

    Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 
    Phone: (802) 857-7515

    High School Credits Earned

    Math (1 credit)
    English (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    Electives (3 credits)

    Dual Enrollment
    Eligible students may take up to one college course per semester.  All students at CTE may seek eligibility for enrollment in a variety of college level courses offered through UVM, Champlain College and CCV.  Popular classes for CST students include: Desktop Operating Systems, Concepts of PC Hardware and Cisco Networking I

    Certifications Possible

    A+ (Computer Service Technician) and Cisco Certified Network Associate

    What's Next / Employment in the Field

    Students interested in pursuing a career may seek employment as a computer repair technician in a corporate information technology department, military, national security or law enforcement community.  Some technicians are self employed, freelancers or consultants.

    Students who successfully complete the first year can apply for Year 2 to work on Network Service Technician and Cisco Certified Network Associate Certifications.

  • Advisory Committee

    The Centor for Technology has long standing partnerships with businesses and industry leaders through program advisory committees.  The goal of these committees is to ensure that CTE's programs are meeting and exceeding industry standards.  Advisory Committees meet twice per year.  Posted below are the most recent minutes.

    Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes