Computer Systems/Cybersecurity Systems

Course Name


Industry Credentials

First Year (11ᵗʰ Grade)


  • Computer Systems Technology I
  • Computer Systems Technology II

Embarking on the exciting journey of Computer Systems Technology I, students immerse themselves in the dynamic world of computer technology. This foundational course equips them with practical experience in assembling computer systems, installing operating systems, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, applying virtualization and cloud computing concepts, and utilizing system tools and diagnostic software. The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences, allowing students to develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. Exploring the intricate relationships between internal and external computer components, the course places a strong emphasis on fostering customer service skills and encouraging career exploration.

Building upon the solid foundation laid in Computer Systems Technology I, the advanced course, Computer Systems Technology II, propels students further into the realm of information technology. This course provides specialized training in optimizing and troubleshooting concepts for computer systems and subsystems. Students delve into the realm of wireless technologies, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and engage in creating and configuring networks. The emphasis shifts towards elevating technical proficiency, skill-building, and enhancing workplace readiness. This advanced course not only prepares students for postsecondary education and training but also positions them for a successful career in the fast-paced and ever-evolving field of information technology.

Second Year (12thGrade)


  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity Systems Technology
  • Entrepreneurship

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, the Cybersecurity course addresses the critical and far-reaching impact of cybersecurity on individuals, organizations, and nations. This course is designed to navigate the pervasive technological environment, with a primary focus on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students delve into the principles of cybersecurity, exploring emerging technologies, examining threats and protective measures, and investigating the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities within the cybersecurity field. The curriculum is designed to be dynamic, keeping pace with the ever-changing nature of cybersecurity challenges.

Exciting opportunities are woven into the course, presenting students with interactive resources such as the Virginia Cyber Range, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and Cyber.Org. These resources provide hands-on experiences and real-world applications, enhancing the learning journey. Students are not only exposed to theoretical principles but also have the opportunity to prepare for success on industry certifications aligned with the course content. This ensures that students are well-prepared to enter the workforce with the practical skills and credentials needed in the field of cybersecurity.

Building on this foundation, students then transition to the world of computer networking in the subsequent course. Here, they learn to troubleshoot networks and networking devices using system tools and diagnostic software. The curriculum is designed to develop skills in computer networking, resource sharing, and an understanding of the associated security risks. Students explore the intricate relationships between internal and external computer components, gaining insights that are crucial for effective network management and security.