Computer Information Technology

Objective of Field

To successfully complete the certification exams, obtain further education, and/or work experience in order to obtain entry-level employment in the Information Technology field.


Job Duties/Training

The Computer Information Technology program helps students gain the practical experience and knowledge needed to pass the entry-level certifications for A+, Network+, and/or Server+ CompTIA certifications.


Certification Tests

  • CompTIA A+
  • Network+
  • Server+ (optional)
  • Linux+ (optional)

Planned Courses

  • CompTIA A+ Certification (junior year - includes computer core hardware, computer operating systems, and networking basics)
  • CompTIA Network+ (senior year - includes basic networking, intermediate networking, data cable creation, and participating at the Computer HelpDesk that responds to school computer/networking repair requests)
  • CompTIA Server+ (senior year - includes basic server installation, management, and troubleshooting web servers and email servers; students must participate in management of various shop servers)

Employment/Job Outlook

Entry Level

2-Year Associates Degree

4-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Computer Operator
Field Support Technician
Hardware Installation Coordinator
Help Desk Technician
Network Support Technician
Operating Systems Specialist

Information Sciences and Technology
Computer Engineering Technology
Telecommunications Technology

Computer Forensics
Computer Information Systems
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Science and Engineering

 

How to Find Out More

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Additional Info

Recommendations for Success

  • Knowledge of basic computer applications
  • Keyboarding
  • Comprehend textbook content, graphs, charts
  • Be an independent learner
  • Read and interpret technical documents
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Follow written and oral directions
  • Good attendance/homework completion dependability
  • Exceptional ethics, honesty, and integrity
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and problem solve
  • Sit/concentrate at a computer for long periods
  • Good vision to view small details
  • Follow safety rules
  • Work independently and without supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Accept criticism & deal effectively in high stress situations
  • Be adaptable, flexible and persistent
  • Algebra fundamentals
  • Reading & writing fundamentals
  • Science fundamentals