When your computer goes down, who do you call? The information technologist (IT) is everyone’s hero when our technology goes on the fritz, whether we work in an office or study at home. The IT keeps businesses and institutions running by supporting and/or managing computer networks, analyzing, testing, problem-solving, and evaluating local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). OCC Career Advantage offers a network technician program, along with a number of other specialized certificates that will help you enter or advance as a professional in this crucial, and exploding career field. Computer network support specialists are in huge demand in California, and they earn a high median income of $79,414. Start building the skills you need to be the company hero – read on to learn more about your options.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Introduction to Networking
Database Design and Data Warehousing
Windows Desktop Administration
Network Infrastructure Administration
Fundamentals of Information Security
Did you know?
There are currently about 4 million jobs in IT, and the sector is expected to generate an additional 488,500 jobs through 2024, according to the Association for Career Technical Education.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in information and communication technology. Or build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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CTE Outreach Specialist
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