WHAT IS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Computer Technology is a vast field of work that varies from working in a help desk type setting for troubleshooting to working in an IT department to make sure that everything is up-to-date and running smoothly.
At Enterprise State Community College, you will study computers, networks, databases, and computer programming languages. In addition to the hands-on training, we teach you much-needed skills such as how to be analytical, organized, and how to prioritize projects. After your studies at ESCC, you will be fully prepared to dive right into your career, as you will have hands-on experience in MS Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems. You will also be prepared to test for certification in the following: Comptia A+, Network+, and Fundamental.
ANALYTICAL & TROUBLESHOOTING SKILLS
You must be able to look at the issue and figure out what the problem is. You must also be able to figure out and put into action the solution.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Sometimes, the problem might be something extremely small or minuscule. You must be able to find the smallest detail that is wrong.
APTITUDE FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
You will be using several different computer languages. You must be able to memorize the languages and how to use them.
You may have to work on several things all at the same time. You must be able to multitask on those projects in order to complete everything.
TECHNICAL WRITING SKILLS
You may have to write user manuals or guides. You need to be able to explain something to someone who has no knowledge of computers.
can I get?
With this degree or certificate, you have the ability to become a Network and Computer Systems Administrator. In this position, you keep business systems running smoothly. You do this by updating and securing their sites and systems.
If you want to work in a help desk type setting, then either a Computer Network Support Specialist or a Computer User Support Specialist might be the position for you. In either of these positions, you provide support to users, whether those users are coworkers in the workplace, or customers.
What type of work
do the jobs consist of?
If you choose to become a Computer User Support Specialist, your daily tasks may include the daily operation of computer systems and performing minor repairs. You may have to maintain records or create training materials on how to operate equipment. If there are issues with something that you cannot repair, you would have to refer those major repairs to contracted vendors and technicians.
A Computer Network Support Specialist is another position you might enjoy. In this position, you would work more with the network of a business. You would troubleshoot networking problems and work with relevant equipment. You would provide support to consumers and monitoring networks for issues and security. If you find something wrong, then you would have to repair those problems. You would also maintain logs of activity and work completed.
If you want more of a behind-the-scenes position, then a Network and Computer Systems Administrator might be the position for you! In this position, you would work with troubleshooting errors, conducting backups, and data recovery. You also may install and maintain applications and virus protection, and aid in purchases. You would also maintain logs of activity and update networks and equipment as needed.
What’s the career
As our everyday lives are becoming more and more involved with technology, this is a field that continues to grow. More employees will need to be hired in the coming years in order to meet the need of the consumers and companies. Currently, the average salary for a Computer User Support specialist is $46,175 per year with the 75th percentile at $58,000. In the meantime, Computer Network Support Specialists usually make more with an average salary of $60,796, with a 75th percentile at $73,000 per year. If you choose to be a Network and Computer Systems Administrator, you can make an average of $71,053 per year, while the 75th percentile is at $89,000.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Nelson – Department Chair
Phone: 334-347-2623 x2338
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