Microcomputer Technology Career Profile and Job Duties

Career Profile for Microcomputer Tecnology

Program Description       
This 540 clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks.  This program will familiarize the students with desktop computer and laptop computer repair skills pertaining to DOS, Windows 95, 98, 2000, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems and utility programs. 

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform basic repair and maintenance duties on a PC containing an MS Operating System, including performing maintenance on a single computer or a networked system of computers.
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Computer Repair Technician in a business office or help desk setting.  Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.

Program Length/Class Hours

Day: 6 hours and 45 min. a day, 5 days a week, 540 total clock hours, 16 weeks of study

Course Title
Introduction to Computers                                                                  60
Word Processing and Keyboarding                                    40
Microsoft Windows 7                                                         100
Installation, Diagnostic, and Configuration                   200
Computer Trouble Shooting Repair                                 100
Internet and Browsing                                                          40
Total Clock Hours                                                             540

Course Description
1. Introduction to Computers - Students will learn full working knowledge of a PC in a MS Windows 7 environment, and learn how to operate MS Office programs. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
2. Word Processing and Keyboarding - Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve keyboarding speed, they will also how to create documents on a PC and know how to edit, save, retrieve, merge and format common business documents.  Students will also learn how to add, remove and edit basic graphics and pictures on documents.  Student will also learn to create and manage a database by editing, sorting, indexing and merging files.  Finally, they will learn how to create and print reports related to specific database projects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
3. Microsoft Windows 7 - Student will learn common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and how to access the Internet. Students will also learn how to navigate the Windows 7 interface, customize the computers desktop, and work with the file system. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. Installation, Diagnostic and Configuration – Students will learn the basic DOS operating system and commands for computer repair. Students will also learn advanced microprocessor troubleshooting.  Students will also learn to replace power supplies, perform memory upgrades, and install drivers and basic PC assembly.  Emphasis is placed on A+ certification. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.  
5. Computer Troubleshooting and Repair – Students will learn troubleshooting techniques in order to maintain a PC, which is in a standalone or networked environment.  Student will also learn how to optimize system performance in both the hardware and software functions of the PC. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.  
6. Internet and Browsing – Students will learn how to sign-on to an Internet connection on a PC, and will also learn search engine, email and upload/download protocols. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.  
Program Equipment List

  • 15 Desktop Computers -  Dell, Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, Intel i865p/pe/6/i848p Motherboard, Graphic AGP 4x 256mb video card, Memory DDR 1536 MB x 2, 32 bit operating system Windows 7.  (Owned)
  • Computer Monitors - 17” HNC 1080x724 LCD flat panel monitor. (Owned) 
  • Printer/Scanner/Copy Machine- Brother Printer MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax- Print and copy up to 27ppm, built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces, automatic duplex for producing two-sided output, 35-page capacity auto document feeder, adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus manual feed slot. (Owned)
  • Software programs: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Windows ME, XP, and Vista, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, (Owned)
  • Belkin 36-piece Computer Tool Kit with Black Case includes non-magnetic tools: 9 Pc. Allen wrench set, 2-Way Mini Screwdriver, 1 Phillips, 1 Flat, 2-Way Phillips/Regular Screwdriver, 5" Long Nose Pliers, 6" #1 Phillips Screwdriver (150mm long), Screwdriver-to-Socket Adapter, Anti-Static Wrist Band, Black Zipper Case, Color Box, Flat Head (6, 5mm), IC Extractor, Phillips Head (#2, #1), Reversible Ratchet, Socket (10, 9, 8, 7, 6mm), Spare Parts Box, 3-Pronged Parts Retriever, Torx Bit (T25, T20, T15, T10, T8), Tweezers. (Owned)

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET

Before you enroll, this form is to make you aware of Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training current completion rates, employment rates and salary information. The following statistics represent the period of: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

MICROCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGY                                                                                      (540 Total Clock Hours)

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program ˡ

Students available for graduation ²

Graduates ³

Completion Rate ⁴

Student
Initials

2015

20       

18

13

72%

 

2014

5

3

3

100%

 

  1. Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length
  4. “Completion Rate” is the number of graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

Students Completing After Published Program Length (101-150% Completion Rate)

 

Calendar Year

 

Number of Students Who Began Program1

 

Students Available for Graduation2

 

150% Graduates3

 

150%                       Completion Rate4

 

Student Initials

2015

20

18

0

0%

 

2014

5

3

0

0%

 

  1. “Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101%-150% of the program length.
  4. “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 101%-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

PLACEMENT RATES


Calendar Year

Number of Graduatesˡ

Graduates available for employment²

Graduates employed in the field³

Placement Rate% Employed in field⁴

Graduates employed in the field less than 32 hours

Graduates employed in the field 32 hours or more

Student
Initials

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 (1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length.
(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(3) “Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(4) Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment1

Graduates Employed in the Field2

Annual Salary and Wage Reported by                             Graduates Employed in the Field

15,000to 20,000

20,001to 25,000

25,001to 30,000

30,001to 35,000

35,001to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000 or more

Graduates Not  Reporting Salaries3

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

(1) “Graduates Available for Employment” is the total number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(2) “Graduates Employed in the Field” are graduates who are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(3) Salary is as reported by the student.  Not all graduates reported salaries.
This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833,
or calling 1-888-370-7589, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov