Van Buren Technology Center

PC Tech and Computer Networking Technologies

Study A Plus, Network Plus, CCENT, Linux Plus, Networking
Systems, Network Security, Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and more!

Do you:

  • Like working with all types of technology?
  • Have a good work ethic and are self-motivated?
  • Have good communication and teamwork skills?

In this program, students will gain skills in computer and network hardware, software, and security. Learn how to build, repair, configure, manage, and secure computers and networks. This program prepares students for CompTIA A+, CISCO Certified Network Associate, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications. Direct college credit is available in this program and up to 24 articulated credits are also available through various colleges and universities.


         Instructors David Holmes (top) 
                  and Denis Huffman



PC Tech Student I Like This Class... 
I earned a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Davenport University. This class is not like any other I have taken on computers  You get your hands into the systems and can go as far as you want!

qualified for and competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional, State and National Leadership Conferences.  I finished 1st in the nation in Novell Network Administration and 5th in the nation in Cisco Network Administration. 

I started my first year tearing computers apart and putting them back together, and learning about setting up networks, including wiring, addressing, and hardware/software issues.  The second year involved learning Novell Netware 6.5 and Microsoft 2003 Servers including installing, setting up, testing, and normal maintenance.  I also completed three semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy working on routers and switches, and setting up and testing local and wide area networks including wired,, wireless, and VLAN's.

While at VBTC, I earned 33 credit hours of articulation in my Computer Science curriculum, and will start at Davenport with a sophomore status.  Over the next four years, I plan on using my four-year, full-ride to earn one bachelor's degree in Network Security, and a second bachelor's degree in Biometric Security.  If someone wants a career with computers, VBTC is a lot of fun and a great place to start!

Alan, Hartford Public Schools. 

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Related Careers

With Further training, related careers include:

PC Technician
Network Technician
Network Installer
Network Administrator
Network Security manager
Information & Computer Help Desks
Security Specialist
Business Owner or Manager