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Student TECH CORPS® delivers tech support training and certification to middle and high school students, and then harnesses their knowledge to power a Student-Run Help Desk to provide valuable technical support in their school buildings or communities. This program may be run during the school day as a part of the regular curriculum, during study hall or as an out-of-school time activity.



Grade Band

Middle School, High School

Program Hours

30+ hours of online training, plus help-desk activities


In-class or out of school time program


Content delivered by Technology Teacher or team of TECH CORPS volunteers

Program Components

Student TECH CORPS delivers core information technology training to students through a structured, educator developed and tested program that provides:

  • Basic Technology Training: 30 hours of online training in hardware repair, operating systems, software applications, networking, computer peripherals, and professionalism/customer relations.
  • Testing and Certification: Online, performance-based testing of student knowledge, with 80% mastery required for basic-level certification.
  • Student-Run Help Desk: All procedures, training, and call tracking capabilities needed to successfully implement a student-run help desk to support and complement existing technology infrastructure.
  • Student Social Network (digital citizenship) and Blogs (reflective writing)
  • Student TECH CORPS Kit with student supplies
  • Evaluations and Assessments
  • Training and ongoing support
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