Monday, November 19, 2012
When enrolling in a Computer Repair program, you want to ensure that it offers a practical approach to personal computer hardware and software installation, repair and maintenance. That’s because this field is very much a hands-on one and learning theory without practical application simply isn’t enough to be ready for the field. It is for this reason that Centennial College’s Computer Repair and Maintenance program prides itself on offering students the opportunity to work with a wide range of high-tech equipment throughout the two semesters they spend being trained.
In order to apply to this computer repair certification training, students must possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. They must also have obtained the compulsory English 12C or U credit or skills assessment, or equivalent and the Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent.
Once accepted, students are based at Progress Campus, which is not only Centennial College's largest location but also boasts fully-equipped, state-of-the-art computer labs. Aside from the practical approach to personal computer hardware and software installation, repair and maintenance allotted by these computer labs, students are also equipped with strong interpersonal skills training. The balance between technology and business is essential to longevity in the field. This is achieved through Computer Repair certification courses such as: PC Hardware, PC Operating Systems, Introduction to Web Design, Network Technologies, Window Server Operating System, Customer Skills, Electricity For Computer Systems, Ethics in Technology and the Environment and more.
Because the Computer Repair has been condensed into two semesters, the training is fast-paced and requires complete dedication from students.
Those who successfully complete the Computer Repair certification have the opportunity to bridge to the second year of the Computer Systems & Networks Technician/ Technology programs. They are also positioned to pursue industry's A+ Certification and Network+ program.
After graduates enter the field with their Computer Repair program training, they become professionals in a variety of areas including: personal computer support, sales and service; personal computer bench repair, upgrades and maintenance; operation and maintenance of computerized manufacturing equipment; and consumer electronic equipment sales and service. No matter which area they choose to enter, all computer repair professionals must be able to: identify why the machine has crashed or what has reduced its performance; ensure the client understands what has happened and how it can be avoided in the future; repair; use anti-virus software and having the ability to deal with spyware; install and configure any piece of hardware that a client wants to synch to the computer's database; and more