In a world where technology is growing and changing every day, careers in the information technology (IT) field are becoming increasingly important, with employment expected to grow 12 percent by 20241. Brightwood College offers two different programs that prepare aspiring computer networking technicians as well as computer support technicians to pursue jobs in the IT field.
Technology is at the heart of modern businesses. As businesses evolve, so does the computer technology that powers it. The same creative thinking that goes into technological advancement also goes into repair when those advances fail. Glitches, system failures and hard drive crashes mean that businesses need computer support specialists and technicians to resolve practical issues.
Graduates working in IT need to know how to solve the problems that keep people from doing their jobs and how to keep computer networks and technology running efficiently.
What is computer networking?
Computer networking is a process in which data is routed and exchanged between computers and network servers in order to share information and resources. This allows for joint use of programs, data and information among networks. These resources help improve efficiency and let employees communicate and share assets. For businesses to function, it is essential to keep networks working properly and to protect from hackers and computer viruses.
Training for Computer Networking Jobs
The Computer Network Technology program at Brightwood College will help you develop IT skills for network administration and computer system support jobs. Training for computer networking jobs through hands-on labs and simulations will give you the skills you need for real-world work. The course also includes practice certification tests to prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA A+ certification.
The Computer Support Technician program will help you acquire job-relevant skills, equipping you with knowledge about computer hardware, systems and applications, networking, help desk administration and customer service. Successful completion of this program may prepare graduates to take a certification or licensure examination, such as the CompTia Network+ and the CompTia A+ certifications.
Brightwood College offers an 18-month Computer Network Technology associate’s degree program. Additionally, students can pursue a diploma/certificate in computer support through our Computer Support Technician training program.
Computer Networking Jobs
There are various computer networking jobs you may be able to pursue with a Computer Network Technology associate’s degree:
- Network operations analyst
- Network systems support
- Network specialist
- Network technician
- Network systems and data communications analyst
Computer Network jobs can be found in a wide range of settings:
- Professional and technical services industries
- Computer system design companies
- Administrative and support services companies
- Financial, insurance or educational institutions
- Government agencies
- Software publishing companies
- Telecommunications organizations
Computer Support Jobs
There are many exciting computer support job options for those with computer support technician diplomas/certificates, including:
- Computer support specialist or computer support technician
- Computer technician
- Desktop support technician
- Help desk specialist or help desk technician
- Computer lab coordinator
- Office systems support specialist
- Hardware/software installer
- Computer salesperson
Explore our website to learn more about information technology training programs at Brightwood College.
The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.
The Computer Network Technology program in Maryland is an occupational degree program.