Computer Technology Management

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Computer Technology Managment
Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Road, Caro, MI 48723


Instructor: Amy Schuette
Ph:989.673.5300, ext. 30349
Email:aschuette@tuscolaisd.org


  • Student Organizations & Competitions
  • Colleges To Consider
  • Work Placement Opportunities
  • Advisory Committees

 


Program Information

Computer Technology Management students will have the opportunity of following different technology strands. These strands consist of:

    A+ Certification
    Networking Technology
    CS Principals
    Web Media
    Linux
    Security+

Special Class Features and Certifications
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Students will have the opportunity to obtain certifications through our Authorized Testing center at the Tuscola Technology Center in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint. These certifications are issued and mailed directly to the student by the Microsoft Corporation. It is recognized worldwide and is an integral part of the student's employment portfolio.
   
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Students who complete the Security+, Network+, and A+ Certification strand will have the opportunity to take the CompTIA A+ Certification, Network+, or Security+ Exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will become CompTIA Certified Professional.
   
 Cyberpatriot logo CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ‚ÄčAt the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, and CyberGenerations –a cyber safety initiative geared toward keeping senior citizens safe online
   
 MTA Certification logo  The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology. MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.


Student Organizations & Competitions

Students may become members of Business Professionals of America, which allows students the opportunity to learn leadership skills, obtain recognition and earn college scholarships.Students have the opportunity to compete at regional competition hosted by Baker College in Flint; state competition hosted by the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids and national competitions which are held at different locations throughout the country. Our students have traveled to San Francisco, California; Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Anaheim, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and Dallas, Texas.

To learn more visit Student Organizations.

Career Pathways
Career Pathway

There are many different professional careers available to students after successful completion of training in the Computer Technology Management program. Students can select from a variety of entry-level positions such as: computer technician, data processor, network technician, web designer, computer operator, or security specialist. 

With advanced training and a college degree students can work as a system analyst, network administrator, information systems manager, or web developer.

College Credit and Articulation

One of the ways the Tuscola Technology Center is able to help students make the successful transition from high school to college is by offering articulated college credit. The technical skills and knowledge a student learns can save tuition fees, shorten the time a student spends in college and reduce the duplication of courses at the college level. To receive articulated credit a student needs good grades, good attendance and be able to demonstrate that they have the maturity to bypass the college level courses.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several Michigan Colleges. Colleges participating in the articulation include: Delta College, Baker College, Mott Community College, and Lawrence Technological University. 

 

Colleges to Continue Computer Technology Management

    Baker College
    Central Michigan University
    Davenport University
    Delta College
    Detroit College of Business
    Ferris State University
    Grand Valley State University
    Henry Ford Community College
    Kettering University
    Kirtland Community College
    Lake Superior State University
    Lansing Community College
    Lawrence Technological University
    Michigan State University
    Michigan Tech
    Mott Community College
    Northern Michigan University
    Northwood University
    Oakland Community College
    Oakland University
    Saginaw Valley State University
    St. Clair Community College
    University of Michigan
    Washtenaw Community College
    Western Michigan University

Work Placement Opportunities

Work experience and internships in area businesses are a highlight of this program. Second year students are given an opportunity to complete co-op experiences. Students have the opportunity to have co-op experiences with such businesses as: Tuscola Technology Center, Mayville Community Schools, Caro Community Schools, TI Automotive, Cass City Public Schools, USA Schools, Scheurer Health Care Network, Kingston Schools, and CU Tech. 

 

Advisory Committees

The Tuscola Technology Center is fortunate to have community and business leaders involved in the success of our students.

The committee members are professionals in business and industry as well as counselors and teachers from Tuscola County. Their input is vital in assuring that our students receive industry standard instruction in their field of study.

Our current advisory committee members represent the following businesses: Cass City Public Schools, USA Schools, Zimco, Farm Logs, SpeedConnect, Mott Community College, Spicer, CU Tech, and Huron ISD.