Computer Systems Technology

Last Updated: 7/29/2019 2:54 PM

Computer Maintenance & Networking Technology is taught by Mr. Thomas Ryan and is a member of the Applied Engineering Technology Cluster.  You can reach Mr. Ryan at


Computer Systems Technology will prepare students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. This program includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer application, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair and reports preparation.  Also, Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization’s computer networks.  Students will learn how to organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), extensive area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28% faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Certifications available to the successful Computer Maintenance & Networking Technology student include:

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Certified Electronics Technician Associate (CETA)      

Heartsaver AED, CPR & First Aid           

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)         
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OSHA Certification      

Students in this program can EARN COLLEGE CREDITS!

Students can earn up to 4 credits in a Computer Networking Technology degree (curriculum code 2136) and certificate (curriculum code 3133) programs at Bucks County Community College. Competencies achieved at BCTHS are deemed potentially equivalent to the following Bucks County Community College course:

CISC143-Essentials of Networking (4 credits)

For more information on the Bucks County Community College agreements, students can meet with their guidance counselor or visit

Other colleges where students can earn credit Computer Networking Link

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