Computer Systems Technician

Technology Careers

About the Career

Computer systems technicians primarily perform hands-on repair, maintenance and installation of personal computers, computer systems, software, printers, cables and related equipment. Opportunities in these areas tend to be excellent as employers often report difficulty finding qualified applicants. With experience, computer systems technicians can advance to positions maintaining more sophisticated networking equipment, servers and more sophisticated peripherals. Experienced workers may become specialists who help diagnose difficult systems problems or work with engineers designing equipment and maintenance procedures. Skilled technicians may also move into sales and customer service positions as well as management and supervisory positions.

Academic Programs

Advanced Computer Systems Certificate

Computer systems technicians combine practical hands-on ability with a theoretical approach toward repairing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and designing computer and network systems and other electronic systems including electronic instruments and control devices.

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Basic Computer Maintenance Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with basic computer and local-area network installation and maintenance skills.

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Computer Systems Infrastructure Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with basic computer and local-area network installation and maintenance skills, as well as to provide the skills required to be a competent technician in the manufacturing, sales, installation, and maintenance of computer and other electronic systems.

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Network Systems Management

The Network Systems Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully pass several major industry certification exams while completing the degree.

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Information Systems Networking

Networking is the common factor in distributed processing, online systems, teleprocessing, terminal based systems and real-time systems.

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Help Desk

The student will receive course work in basic technical support and customer service concepts, hardware, advanced software training, interpersonal and professional communications, management information systems, and practical experience under close supervision.

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Training Programs

Advanced Desktop & Server Administrator

This advanced certificate takes the desktop and server administrator certificate to the next level by adding additional credentials in infrastructure, security and network configuration. This program has the Coursepower designation.

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Desktop and Server Administrator

This certificate provides you with the skills necessary to implement, administer and troubleshoot a Microsoft domain based network. This includes setting up and configuring Windows-based client operating systems and managing Windows servers. The skills learned will make you competitive in today's job market with both small and large IT companies.

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Computer Technician

A computer technician is a person who repairs and maintains computers and network servers. The technician's responsibilities may extend to include building or configuring new hardware, installing and updating software packages, and creating and maintaining computer networks.

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Database Analyst

In today's workplace, managers, programmers, and professionals need database skills. Without question, effective understanding, management, and analysis of data is a key to success for business professionals at all levels. With the increased database requirements across industries, it is not surprising that database managers continue to be in high demand. 

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Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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