Sachem’s Tech Education Program Allows Students to Flourish

Sachem’s Tech Education Program Allows Students to Flourish Photo

Sachem’s technology education program is offering real world experiences and training in the classroom each day. The Computer Repair Technology CTP program also had one of its most successful years to date.

A number of students earned certifications that they will be able to use in their lives and careers. These include:

  • 17 students NOCTI Certified and graduating with NYSED endorsement
  • 12 students PC PRO Certified
  • 2 students Security Pro Certified
  • 3 students Comptia A+ Certified
  • 2 students Comptia Security+ Certified

VIDEO: Click to watch a video highlight of this year’s program!

Sachem has 20-plus years of history with technology education students starting their own businesses, working for governments and municipalities and being hired by unions or schools to teach these disciplines.

There are also 12 seniors going to various colleges specifically for computer science or computer technology. Sachem also has one student attending the Suffolk County Community College manufacturing, and civil engineering programs.

Other students have earned work at the Town of Brookhaven, the Long Island Ecology Center and various plumbing and steamfitter unions.

In Sachem’s computer repair technician class, students take a three-period class each day. This is available to juniors and seniors and can be taken for one or two years.

In this class, students are submerged in the world of computer repair, networking, security, hardware, system design and other areas important to today’s technology infrastructure. Students also receive hands-on experience fixing computers from students, teachers, staff, and the community.

In the carpentry class, also offered for three periods to juniors and seniors at Sachem, students learn about surveying, foundations, framing, siding, roofing, residential electricity and plumbing and other areas of development and construction.

Students have worked on a number of projects around the district as part of their class curriculum, including the building of a complete home, main entrance reception desks at both Sachem East and Sachem North, book shelves in the elementary school, and other incredible additions in various buildings.