Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology
The fastest growing careers in our nation – and some of the most rewarding – are centered on information technology. Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology offers students a hands-on, project-based approach to mastering theory, concepts and practices in an exciting and ever-changing career field. Students learn through extensive real-life experiences in a newly designed lab equipped with the latest hardware, software and technology.
In both years of the program, students prepare for multiple, nationally recognized certification exams, including A+ computer service technician, N+, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and S+ network technician. Topics of study also include Microsoft network operating systems and Linux network operating systems such as Ubuntu. Qualified year-two students may choose to complete, through self-paced, instructor-supported and focused study, two to three of the following electives: fiber optics, copper wiring, wireless technology, security and voice.
Work experiences and internships build students’ skills and employability. Upon completion of the program, they may enter the workforce or pursue further education. Students interested in Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology must complete an application and interview process. Career information may be found at www.comptia.org, www.microsoft.com/learning/default.mspx, www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/ or www.bls.gov/oco/oco1002.htm.
A+ Certified computer service technician
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
N+ Certified network technician
S+ Certified network technician
Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)
Units of Study – Year One:
Fundamentals of electronics
Computer & peripheral repair, troubleshooting, service & preventive maintenance
Disk operating systems
Network operating systems
Microsoft server unit
Fundamentals of telecommunications
Training and consulting
Units of Study – Year Two:
WAN and LAN theory & design
Network topologies, architecture & protocols
Network service, troubleshooting & maintenance
Fiber optics elective
Copper wiring elective
Wireless technology elective
Fulton Montgomery Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
ITT Technical Institute
Schenectady County Community College
You must complete and mail back a written
application for the program. Click to download.
Computer Network Technician/Information Technology application pdf
Computer systems, network and software professions comprise five of the 25 fastest growing careers in the nation today. [U.S. Department of Labor}