Computer Desktop/Network Support

Computer networking student at MSUB's COT
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Information technology positions in corporate, industrial, education or government sectors

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

City College currently offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Desktop/Network Support.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Troubleshoot and resolve computer-related problems
  • Basic networking, routing (Cisco)
  • Applications (Microsoft Office)
  • Operating Systems (Windows Server)
  • Be prepared to take industry exams such as A+, Net+, MCP, and MCDST.
TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Desktop/Network Support degree program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • Passing the Math Placement Test
  • Transfer of appropriate credits
  • Current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • Taking the necessary prerequisite English, math, and/or computer classes identified in the catalog
CAREER CLOSEUP
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Job Outlook and Pay Info

Median Wage (MT)* $36,214
Median Wage (US)* $40,610
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Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010) $27,641
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Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
13.6%
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
12.3%
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
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SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


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