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Computer & Network Technician or Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology

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The Computer & Network Technician program and the Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology teaches hardware, network, software and security foundations. You do not have to be very familiar with the IT field to begin, as this course will teach you everything about computers from the ground up. Learn how a computer is built and what’s inside. Learn how to upgrade computers and set up networks, and how to configure and secure computers with Windows Operating Systems. Due to requests from our employers, students also gain exposure to VMWare, typing keyboarding and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

If you’re analytical, enjoy problem-solving and new technology, and you’re looking to get established in a challenging new career, training for CompTIA and Microsoft Certified Professional certifications in our Computer & Network Technician program could be a good option for you.

*Salary Projections & Job Outlook: Graduates from our Computer & Network Technician Program or the Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology are able to pursue a variety of entry-level job opportunities, such as Computer Support Specialist. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the average salary for Computer Support Specialists is $52,160. The BLS also projects a 12% increase in employment of Computer 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 Support Specialists.

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Our Computer Network Technician program or the Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology 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 10, Configuring Vendor exam: 70-698
Advanced Career Development – Skill development
Network and Operational Security – CompTIA Security+ Certification – Exam: SY0-401 or Intro to Coding (HTML)
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 and Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology 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