Intro to Computer Software

  • Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12…….….1 credit………….…. Semester 1 or 2          

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to operating systems and software applications, and electronics communications including e-mail, Internet Services, and emerging technologies.  Students will learn the value of computer information technology concepts and careers.


Computer Hardware (Formerly IT Essentials)

  • Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12………..….1 credit………….….Semester 1 or 2          

    Recommended:  Intro to Computer Software

    This course introduces students to computer hardware and operating systems.  Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues.  Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.  In addition, an introduction to networking is included.  This course helps the students prepare for CompTIA A+ certification.  Dual credit available to 10, 11, & 12th grade students only.

Networking (Formerly Home/Office Networking)

  • Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12………….1 credit (Block Class) …………. Semester 1 or 2

    Learn how to design, install, and manage small networks of wireless routers, computers, printers, and other devices used in a home or small office.  This hands-on course will provide experience in setting up security and other networking policies needed for a fast, safe network.  Innovations such as social networking, cloud computing, ecommerce, web conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way we live, work, play, and learn.  These capabilities are all powered by networks.  Organizations in the state and around the world are experiencing a shortage of qualified workers.  Students who gain knowledge and experience through these courses can earn industry certification and help fill hundreds of jobs in ND and an estimated eight million networking jobs around the world.