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Computer & Network Technician Program

 

Certifications: 6

Modern society has moved from a traditional economy to technological one. Now, many tasks are directly or indirectly linked to computer systems, which in turn creates a demand for computer specialists, who are experts in hardware and software-related computer technology. Our Computer Specialist and Network Technology program teaches the ins and outs of working with computers, and opens the door to careers working with Windows and Linux operating systems, giving graduates a broader field to choose from when searching for a position.

You don’t need extensive technical experience to pursue an exciting career in Information Technology (IT). If you’re analytical, enjoy problem-solving and new technology, and you’re looking to get established in a challenging new career, training and certifications in our Computer Specialist and Network Technician program could be a good option for you.

Salary Projections & Job Outlook: Graduates from our Computer Specialist & Network Technician Program are able to pursue a variety of entry-level job opportunities, such as Computer Network Support Specialists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the average salary for Computer Network Support Specialists is $52,160. The BLS also projects a 12% increase in employment of Computer Network Support Specialists between 2014-2024, which is much faster than the average growth projected for all other occupations. This growth is expected to account for the addition of 88,800 new positions for Computer Network Support Specialists.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Our Computer Network Technician program prepares graduates for entry level management positions working with computer technology. Students will be given a solid foundation in selecting, installing, securing and configuring basic personal computing hardware and installing various Windows operating systems, installing basic productivity applications (such as Microsoft Office), setting up simple wired and wireless networks, creating and managing active directory domain, and will gain experience in working with virtualized systems. In addition, our graduates learn the fundamentals of Cybersecurity and techniques to protect and secure data on a network.
Program Course Titles
PC Support Level 1 & PC Support Level 2 – CompTIA A+ Certification – Vendor Exams: 220-901 & 220-902
Career Success – Soft skills are more important than ever and this course will help you enhance the skills you have and then develop the ones you need.
Introduction to Networking – CompTIA Network+ Certification – Vendor Exam: N10-006 or MTA-98-366 – Microsoft Introduction to Networking
Windows OS – Microsoft Certification – Windows 7, Configuring Vendor exam: 70-680
Advanced Career Development – Skill development
Network and Operational Security – CompTIA Security+ Certification – Exam: SY0-401
MS Essentials – Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Skill development
Typing Fundamentals – Typing and 10 key skill development for speed and accuracy
Introduction to VMWare – Skill development in VMWare
Computer & Network Technician graduates at Asher College receive career services, including information on how to search for and find that perfect job, tips on interviewing and preparing a cover letter, and assistance with resume writing. Once you graduate you can start a career as one of the following:  
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Support
  • Hardware Technician
  • Hardware Support
  • Desktop Technician
  • Desktop Support
  • Network Technician
  • Network Support
  • Server Support
  • Server Administration