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Brandon Duckworth

660-646-3414 OR fax 660 646 3568

SkillsUSA Chapter at GRTS


Looking for an exciting and challenging career?

Why not enter the field of Information Technology...

The field of Information Technology is an ever-changing and challenging career field that can be very satisfying and rewarding.

2nd Year - Networking

Help Desk Technicians, Technical Support Specialists, IT Systems Administrators, and Network Systems Administrators are in great demand throughout the country.

Grand River Technical School offers training for certifications in several different areas that is recognized nationally and worldwide. The program is open to all high school junior and senior students. Prior computer operation experience is beneficial, but not required. Students attend 3 hours per day during their junior and senior years to complete the program (1,080 hours of instruction). Classes begin in August.

What Will You Learn?

The curriculum for these areas include:

A+ / PC Pro Certification

  • Hardware installation, configuration & upgrading computer systems
  • Hardware diagnosing & troubleshooting
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Motherboards/Processors/Memory
  • Printers - technologies, interfaces, common problems
  • Basic networking
  • Basic wireless networking
  • Mobile device management
  • Operating system fundamentals
  • Operating system installation, configuration & upgrading
  • Software diagnosing & troubleshooting
  • Network protocols, client options connectivity, firewall protection
  • Customer support techniques (Photo: 2nd Year - Network Rack)

Network+ / Network Pro Certification

  • Media & topologies
  • Protocols & standards
  • Server OS configuration & troubleshooting
  • Switch & Router configuration & troubleshooting
  • Wireless networking and configuration
  • Firewall implementation
  • Network hardening and security
  • Network implementation and optimization
  • Network support and troubleshooting
  • Cabling technology & components
  • Network media & connectors
  • Cabling design & installation
  • Fiber optic theory & connectivity (Photo: 1st Year - PC Teardown)


  • A+ Certification
  • Network +Certification
  • TestOut PC Pro Certification
  • TestOut Network Pro Certification
  • Testout Linux Pro Certification
  • Great Career Opportunities
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Hands-On Experience (Photo: Chromebooks)

CompTIA Certification Programs
CompTIA certification programs are the recognized industry standards for foundation level information technology (IT) skills. CompTIA certification programs are known throughout the technology community as one of the best ways to break into the information technology field and build a solid career. Leading technology companies like Cisco, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Novell use CompTIA certifications as electives or equivalents to their own certification tracks.

CompTIA A+ Certification™
CompTIA's A+ Certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians with the equivalent of 500 hours of hands-on experience. The skills and knowledge measured by the CompTIA A+ exams were derived from much industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis. To date, more than 500,000 individuals have obtained CompTIA A+ certification. Earning CompTIA A+ certificate is proof that a candidate has a broad base of knowledge and competency in hardware and operating system technologies.

2nd Year-Switch Configuration

CompTIA Network+ Certification™
CompTIA's Network + Certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. Earning a CompTIA TestOut PC Pro Certification ensures that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services.

2nd Year-Test Out

Industry Leaders Require A+ Certification for their Service Technicians 
To improve their position in the marketplace, several industry leaders such as CompUSA, IBM, Packard-Bell, NEC, and MicroAge, Inc. have made A+ certification a mandatory requirement for all of their service technicians. Additionally, more than 100 distributors now require A+ Certification as a prerequisite to qualify for their corporate and vendor training programs. --CompTIA

Click each poster to enlarge for closer view... 
2019 PC Pro Achievement
Poster (1st Years)
2019 Network Pro Achievement
Poster (2nd Years)
2018 PC Pro Achievement Poster
(1st and 2nd Years)

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Nondiscrimination Statement
Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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