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Provide Help and Advice to Computer Users and Organizations

The Cyber Technician is designed to prepare students for entry into the industry of servicing, maintaining, and repairing computers, computer and networking systems. The program prepares students for the A+ and Network + Service Technician Certification examinations. These exams measure the knowledge of job tasks and behaviors expected of entry-level technicians.
 
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What Our Students Learn

  • Maintain, repair, and build PCs
  • Analyze and secure systems, network, and data
  • Troubleshoot and resolve computer problems
  • Work with Windows, Linux, switches, routers, cabling, network addressing, firewalls, remote access, and virtualization
  • Document network-related activities or tasks
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Career Outlook

  • Employment opportunity in this field is 5 times higher than the national average of a job
  • Entry level salaries start at $45,000 and up
  • Median salary is $73,000
  • 10% of workers earn $125,000 or more
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Program Experience

  • Students spend 50% of their time learning concepts in a classroom, and 50% of their time with hands-on practical work
  • Students gain experience with industry grade equipment
  • Students are prepared to gain their CompTIA, A+, Security+, and Network+ certifications by completion of the program
  • Enrollment options are available for both high school students and post-secondary students
  • 1 year of classes

Accredited Certificate Courses (31 Credits)

All credits earned at Pickens technical college are recognized by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and are eligible for transfer to other colleges within the state of Colorado.

Introduces network fundamentals using the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol) suite, fundamentals of Ethernet, IP addressing, and building simple LANs (Local Area Networks).

Focuses on an overview of the needs for and roles of computer information systems. Emphasizes computer requirements in organizations, history, hardware functions, programming, systems development, and computer operations. Introduces computer applications.

Provides students with an in-depth look at personal computer hardware, introduces O.S. features and security concepts, and covers interpersonal skills, all of which are necessary for a successful entry-level computer service technician position. Provides extensive hands-on work with computer systems, PC setup and configuration, and basic maintenance and troubleshooting. This course helps prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Focuses on operating systems as well as installation of modems, tape backups, CD-ROM drives, and SCSI subsystems. Covers operating systems, Windows 9x, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 installation, configuration and upgrading. Includes laser printers and backup power systems. This course prepares the student for the CompTIA A+ OS Technologies Exam.

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course.

Continues to provide students with the knowledge necessary to implement and support a network. Focuses on the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking. The Networking I and II: Network + courses prepare students for the Network + certification.

Introduces the functions and capabilities of an operating system, including configuring and modifying the operating system environment.

Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.

Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

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