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Put your analytical, problem solver brain to work and build a rewarding career in the busy IT industry as a Computer Systems Technician

12 to 19 Month* Hands-On Computer Systems Technician Training Programs

Become the backbone of today’s companies with IT training. Combine your people skills with your interest in computer technology to become a successful Computer Systems Technician. You will learn how to problem solve, evaluate network or system performance, and communicate clearly with other administrators and co-workers.

Next Start Date: Oct 5thComputer Systems Technician Intellitec College - Pueblo 3673 Parker Blvd. Pueblo CO USA 81008 Turn your passion for computers into a career in IT. With job-focused training at IntelliTec College, you can learn to set up and maintain networks and keep routers and servers functioning. Program length is 12-19 months*.https://intellitec.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/computer-systems-hero.jpgIntellitec College

What Does a Computer Systems Technician Do?

A Computer Systems Technician (CST) is responsible for setting up Internet connections, establishing different types of networks like LAN (local area network) or WAN (wide area network) for bigger organizations and connecting them. CSTs are also responsible for establishing and keeping routers and servers functioning and continuing to provide support for the company. They ensure systems are functioning and when systems malfunction, they have to find solutions quickly without paralyzing the other computers and equipment in the network. They may also provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment.

Computer Systems Technician Job Opportunities

  • Information Technology Associate
  • Help Desk Support Specialist
  • PC Support Technician or Specialist
  • Technical Field Support Specialist
  • Network Systems Administrator (junior level)
  • Computer Systems Administrator

  • Network Technician
  • Networking Administrator
  • Mobile Device Specialist
  • Information Security/Assurance Analyst (entry-level)
  • and more!
I lacked a direction before attending class and thanks to Intellitec I now have a future I can be proud of.
Drew, IntelliTec Computer Systems Technician Program Graduate

Computer Network Systems Technician

19 Month Degree | $63,460 median annual salary***


  • 8% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by government, military, & private sectors
  • 6 Certification Tracks, High Demand
  • Advance into Cybersecurity, Network Architects, IT Analysts and much more!

*** https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151231.htm visited on September 14, 2020. Salary source for computer network support specialist with lowest 10% of workers earning $38,990 to the highest 10% of workers earning $106,420.


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Certificate & Degree Options

IntelliTec College offers a 12-month* Computer Systems Technician Certificate program for those who wish to take a shorter program and quickly start a career. Alternatively, you can take the remaining courses to complete the 19-month* Computer Network Systems Technician: Administration Associate’s Degree program, which could lead to increased opportunities and a wider breadth of knowledge.

At IntelliTec College, we offer two Computer Systems Technician programs:

Computer Systems Technician – Certificate (12 Months*):

If you are looking to quickly start a career in IT, consider our 12-month* Certificate program. This program is intended for those who wish to take a faster, less in-depth approach to becoming a Computer Systems Technology professional.

NEW for Fall 2020! Computer Network Systems Technician: Administration – Associate Degree (19 Months*):

With the NEW 19-month* Associate Degree program, you may find more opportunities for advancement with the additional skills you will gain. You will receive the knowledge and hands-on training you need to help prepare you for an entry-level career in a wide array of technological environments. Upon completion of this program, you will feel fully prepared to start a career as an IT professional.

Computer Systems Technician Salary Potential

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found here. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available here. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

According to the US Department of Labor, job opportunities for qualified applicants with computer and electronics familiarity and good troubleshooting skills will have the best opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.

When Do Computer Systems Technicians Usually Work?

Most workers have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs. Because computer support is important for businesses, many employees must be available 24 hours a day. As a result, working nights or weekends is likely.

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Computer Systems Technician Certificate Program

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, the graduate should possess skills and knowledge required for employment as an entry-level Information Technologist, functional in a wide array of technological environments, such as helpdesk technician, computer systems/desktop support technician, and network systems administrator at the junior level, in a variety of operating environments. Students will prepare for and take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+ Certified Technician, Network+ Certified Professional and Security+ Certified Professional exams. Students will also prepare for and take the Microsoft Technology Associate — Server and Linux Essentials certifications.

Computer Systems Technician Certificate

Location:

Program length: 12 months*

Computer Network Systems Technician: Administration Associate Degree Program

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will possess skills and knowledge required for employment as an Information Technologist, functional in a wide array of technological environments, such as help desk technician, computer systems/desktop support technician, and network systems administrator, in a variety of operating environments.

Students will receive the opportunity to sit for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+ Certified Technician
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional
  • CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate – Server

Computer Network Systems Technician: Administration Associate’s Degree

Location:

Program length: 19 months*

Through your course work at IntelliTec College, you will grow many vital skills that will help you thrive in the computer technology field. You will:

  • Take advantage of hands-on IT training in a computer lab from a CompTIA Authorized Academy
  • Receive entry-level IT skills and training to become part of an IT problem-solving department – or work individually for a smaller business
  • Complete courses aligned with industry-recognized certification objectives
  • Receive personalized instruction from qualified instructors centered on your success
  • Prepare to sit for CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+ Certified Technician, CompTIA Network+, Certified Professional, CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional, Microsoft Technology Associate – Server, and Linux Essentials exams while also earning your certificate

Computer Systems Technician Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Colorado Springs | Albuquerque

Here’s what will you learn in the Computer Systems Technician Certificate program:

Introduction to IT Fundamentals

CN-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals

The student will learn the necessary information to identify and explain basic computer components, set up a basic workstation, conduct basic software installation, establish basic network connectivity, identify compatibility issues, and identify/prevent basic security risks.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Computer Systems Hardware

CN-101 Computer Systems Hardware

This course will provide the student with the knowledge to identify hardware compatibility, install, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair, and maintain personal computer systems. Students will develop their ability to understand computer architecture, diagnose faults, install operating systems, network, and maintain PC level security. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Hardware examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Computer Systems Software

CN-102 Computer Systems Software

This course will provide skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, various operating systems, and SOHO networks. Students will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Students will also learn the concepts of good customer service and help center documentation, the course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Software examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Networking Principles

CN-110 Networking Principles

After successful completion of this course, the students should be able to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The student should have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101 and CN-102, or current CompTIA A+ Certification

Microsoft Server Fundamentals

CN-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Windows Server operating system environment. The student will be exposed to installation and configuration of Windows Server, role and feature management, Active Directory and Storage management, as well as server performance, and system monitoring. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365) Exam.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

Linux System Fundamentals

CN-120 Linux System Fundamentals

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Linux operating system environment. The student will be exposed to file operations, shell script programming, as well as installation of different Linux operating systems, packages, and applications. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the LPI Linux Essentials examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

Network Security

CN-125 Network Security

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge to understand, design, implement, and maintain security within a network infrastructure. This course teaches the principles of network security through the study of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as the foundation for analyzing threats, devising countermeasures, and protecting resources against attack. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101, CN-102 and CN-110 or CompTIA Network + and A+ Certifications

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness is the first six-week course designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. Classes meet 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. Class times available are either 9:00am – 2:00pm for day time students and 5:00pm – 10:00pm for night time students.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite(s): None

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

Advanced Career Development is offered toward the end of your program and is designed to prepare students for Career Success. Classes meet for a total of 15 hours during the scheduled term.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): None

Here’s what will you learn in the Computer Network Systems Technician: Administration Associate Degree program:

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

Credit Hours: 8

Introduction to IT Fundamentals - Theory

CNT-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Introduction to IT Fundamentals - Lab

CNL-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Computer Systems Hardware - Theory

CNT-101 Computer Systems Hardware – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Computer Systems Hardware - Lab

CNL-101 Computer Systems Hardware – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Computer Systems Software - Theory

CNT-102 Computer Systems Software – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Computer Systems Software - Lab

CNL-102 Computer Systems Software – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Networking Principles - Theory

CNT-110 Networking Principles – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Networking Principles - Lab

CNL-110 Networking Principles – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Microsoft Server Fundamentals - Theory

CNT-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Microsoft Server Fundamentals - Lab

CNL-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Linux System Fundamentals - Theory

CNT-120 Linux System Fundamentals – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Linux System Fundamentals - Lab

CNL-120 Linux System Fundamentals – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Network Security - Theory

CNT-125 Network Security – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Network Security - Lab

CNL-125 Network Security – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Cloud Technology - Theory

CNT-130 Cloud Technology – Theory

Credit Hours: 4.5

Cloud Technology - Lab

CNL-130 Cloud Technology – Lab

Credit Hours: 3

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

Credit Hours: 1

Leadership - Theory

LET-150 Leadership – Theory

Credit Hours: 5.5

Leadership - Lab

LET-150 Leadership – Lab

Credit Hours: 2

Critical Thinking

CT-201 Critical Thinking

Credit Hours: 3.5

Business Communication

BC-201 Business Communication

Credit Hours: 3.5

Introduction to Business

IB-210 Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 3

American Government

AG-255 American Government

Credit Hours: 3.5

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