Computer Technology

Computer Desktop/Network Support

CC Computer Desktop and Networking Support Program

CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES

 

Information technology positions in corporate, industrial, education or government sectors

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

 

City College currently offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Desktop/Network Support.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Desktop/Network Support degree program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • Passing the Math Placement Test
  • Transfer of appropriate credits
  • Current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • Taking the necessary prerequisite English, math, and/or computer classes identified in the catalog

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Troubleshoot and resolve computer-related problems
  • Basic networking, routing (Cisco)
  • Applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Operating Systems (Windows Server)
  • Be prepared to take industry exams such as A+, Net+, MCP, and MCDST.

SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
CAREER CLOSEUP

Job Outlook and Pay Info

 

Median Wage (MT)*

$36,214


 Median Wage (US)*

$40,610


 Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)

$27,641 


Expected growth (MT)*

(projection through 2016)

13.6%


  Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2018)

12.3%


 *Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

  

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PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION