Computers, Networking, and Electronics Technology

Welcome to the CNET (Computers, Networking, and Electronics Technology) program at the WMCTC:

Students will have the opportunity to become proficient in computer technician skills and receive A+ Certification training. A+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the knowledge, as well as the technical and customer satisfaction skills, required of an entry-level computer technician. A+ Certification is the industry-wide standard for measuring benchmark level, vendor-neutral technical skills expected of a technician with six months on-the-job experience. This is an introductory course in computer repair and maintenance.

The program also offers students experience in a variety of electrical and electronic careers. Students in this program will learn how to design, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Students will learn basic AC and DC circuit principles, solid state electronics and electronics technician skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the many disciplines in the electricity and electronics industry including robotics and automation, residential and commercial wiring, industrial controls, programmable logic controllers, microprocessors, and electronics repair to name a few.

The goal of this two-year course is to provide information technology and electronics engineering students with the basic electronic, hardware, software, and networking skills necessary to be successful in a variety of entry-level IT and engineering positions.

The CNET Field:

The 21st century brings with it a huge demand for technically proficient specialists. These specialists need technical expertise to design, implement, and support the technology that exists in the modern home and office. Students in the CNET program will combine classroom training with in-class projects utilizing up-to-date hardware and software. Some of the career opportunities include IT Technician, PC Technician, Support Specialist, Help Desk Support, Electrical Engineer, Electrician, Industrial Controls Technician, Robotics Technician, Automation Engineer, Electronics Assembler, and Industrial Maintenance.

Student Organizations/Community Enrichment:

Students have the opportunity to be involved in SkillsUSA which is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. Students may elect to compete in specific areas of expertise at the regional, state and national level.

Students may also have the opportunity for any variety of work-based learning activities, which may include: cooperative education, job shadows, and/or on-site tours.

Early College Opportunity:

This program offers your student the opportunity to enroll in the Wexford-Missaukee Early College (WMEC).  The WMEC is a public, tuition-free, 3-year program serving students who attend public school districts within the Wexford-Missaukee ISD or partner high schools.  Students participate in an integrated sequence of high school and college courses during grades 11-13 while attending the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center.  There is no out of pocket cost to students and their families for tuition, books, and fees during the 3-year program.  Students can earn up to an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in the outline pathways.  Please see the Early College website for more information.

Mr. Jeremy Houser, Instructor   (231-876-2238)

Mr. John Partridge, Instructor   (231-876-2223)

Mr. Brian Goodenow, Paraprofessional   (231-876-4818)

Mr. Shawn Kadwell, Paraprofessional   (231-876-2223)