CC Computer Desktop and Networking Support Program
Career 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

Program Details

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
  • 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.
  • 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)
Job Outlook and Pay Info
Median Wage (MT)*
$44,200
Median Wage (US)*
$50,210
Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2014-2017)
$28,970

Expected growth (MT)* (projection through 2024)

15%
 Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2026)

11%

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

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