Computer Foundations Accreditation And Refurbishment

Overview

 

 

Computer Foundations is an industrial technology based program that allows students the opportunity to learn and explore the technology sector. The program is divided into 2 different areas that allow for both independent and more supportive work environments. A partnership with PC's for People and Goodwill allow students to gain practical work experiences and earn industrial recognized credentials.   

The computer refurbishment program, housed at PC's for People. PC's for People is a non-profit that sells computers, computer repairs, internet based services and consultation at a discounted rate for families and business in need. The program is structured to instruct students in the following areas; computer diagnostic, repair, installation and updating computers for resale.  Students work directly with industry certified technicians in a hands on technology lab environment. Functional work skills gained in this program accompanied with accredited course work (A+ & IT Fund) give students the necessary skills for gainful employment in technology based fields:

=         Technology Support

=         Computer Sales

=         IT Security

=         Network Engineer

=         Mobile Support

The e-waste program, allows students the opportunity to learn how to dismantle old computers, printers, and electronics for recycling. Students work in a factory based setting, with supervisors who oversee a production related structure. Students are using a variety of hand tools to take apart these items. They have to use extensive problem solving skills to dismantle the whole item. They are also required to adhere to strict recycling compliance. The R2 certification compliance has students break down parts into very specific categories based on value, reuse, and waste. Students can work independently or as a team to dismantle. The e-waste program prepares students for a variety work related environments such as:

=         Manufacturing

=         Waste management

=         Construction

=         Recycling

 https://www.pcsforpeople.org/

CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED

CERTIFICATIONS

MOS (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

      - 3pt. Industry Recognized Credential per course

IT Fundamentals – 6pt. Industry Recognized Credential 

A+ Programming – 6pt. Industry Recognized Credential

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Industry-Recognized-Credentials/Industry-Recognized-Credentials-by-Career-Field

 
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