Computer Support Technician
The computer support technician program is for students interested in building, maintaining and troubleshooting microcomputers, installing common telecommunications and network cabling, network administration, and network security basics.
Successful completion of the computer support technician curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Business degree. Computer support technician majors work with operating systems, such as Windows XP Professional and Windows 2003 Server, Linux, and Novell Netware. They also work with networking hardware including UTP and Fiber Optic Cabling, switches and routers.
Career opportunities include:
- Computer Software Support Technician
- Computer Hardware Support Technician
- Telecommunications and Network Cable Installer
- Network Support Technician Junior Administrator
The US Department of Labor reported in May 2007 on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website that the fastest growing occupations between 2006-20016 are Network Systems and Data Communications related professionals.
- National Average Salary $45,300
- State of Ohio Average Salary $40,980
- Mid-Ohio Valley Average Salary $34,820
Washington State's Computer Support Technician program features practical hands-on learning in computer diagnostics and networking. These team-based lab experiences with a wide variety of equipment and real-world experiences will put your skills to work out in the field during practicum assignments. In addition, this program has some paid internship positions available with employers in the community.
The goal of this program is to prepare students for entry level positions in the IT field. Students are encouraged to prepare for CompTIA certification exams, including A+ and Network+ certification.
Successful completion of the computer support technician curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Business degree. The program can be completed in four (4) semesters. High School students in College Tech Prep may complete the program in less time if they have taken equivalent courses.
Contact to LEARN MORE:
Esther Salem, Associate Professor,
740.374.8716 Ext. 1709