Program Description:

An IT (information technology) specialist works with computers. The job tasks can include installing and repairing hardware, designing and implementing networks, and assisting users in the completion of various tasks. Generally, an information technology specialist has a wide range of computer abilities and works in several capacities inside an IT department.

Beyond the job’s focus on computers, the average information technology specialist typically needs a wide range of skills. On the hardware side, the IT department designs, and sometimes installs, network infrastructure and builds or upgrades computer systems. When dealing with software, there are a huge range of jobs they may need to do. They include installing and uninstalling software packages, troubleshooting and repairing malfunctioning systems and building and maintaining databases.

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Program
Length:
One year (540 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • A+ Essentials
  • A+ Practical Applications
  • Network Essentials
Certifications: CompTIA A+ (Computer Repair Certification)
Sample Job Titles: Computer Repair Technician, Computer User Support Specialists and Network Support Technician

 

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