Computer Tech/Cybersecurity

The Guthrie Center, one of the first schools in the nation to offer Computer Maintenance and Computer Networking programs at the secondary level, maintains its’ position as a leader in the field. We offer hands-on training utilizing the latest networking and computer hardware in our labs combined with updated online curriculum to remain current with industry standards.

Computer Maintenance curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Computer Maintenance helps students prepare for entry-level ICT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification. This technical certificate helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace to advance their careers.

The Computer Technician practicum allows you to apply what you learned in other classes. Computer technicians must be well-versed in multiple computer systems and network functions. The ideal candidate will be able to diligently and accurately apply solid problem-solving skills to fix issues and ensure functionality. Some of the responsibilities include: hardware setup, install and configure software and drivers, maintain and repair tech equipment and peripherals, design and install well-functioning LAN/WAN and other networks and manage network components, manage security options and software in computers and networks to maintain privacy and protection from attacks, perform regular upgrades and updates, troubleshoot system failures and provide solutions to restore functionality, arrange maintenance sessions to discover and resolve inefficiencies, keep records of repairs and fixes for future reference, provide just-in-time technical support, and develop your professional soft skills needed for success.

Cisco Networking teaches networking based on application. Covering concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives (small office and home office) to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models. Both classes are designed for students with basic PC skills and foundational math and problem solving skills and are a perfect follow up to Computer Maintenance. The curriculum offers an engaging learning experience for more visual and kinetic learners since a large number of labs encourage hands-on practice. Students successful in these classes will be prepared for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and the globally recognized Cisco CCENT exam.

Cybersecurity lays a foundation for understanding cyber law and policy, Linux, networking technology basics, risk assessment, cryptography, and a variety of cybersecurity tools – all the essential knowledge and skills needed to begin a future in the cybersecurity workforce. Not only does Cybersecurity introduce the breadth of cybersecurity concepts and skills to students, but it also prepares them to verify their technical know-how through the CompTIA Security+ certification.


  • On the Job Training / Experience
  • Peers Teaching Peers
  • Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Competition with other schools
  • Customer Support Experience
  • Student Computer Club


  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • Dell Enterprise Foundations
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+


  • Computer Maint (FALL) AND IT Troubleshooting (SPRING)
  • Computer Technician

  • Networking 1
  • Foundations of Cyber (FALL) AND Cybersecurity Capstone (SPRING)


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