Desktop Technician

399 hours
18 - 36 weeks
11 - 22 hours
per week

Learn to manage and secure computers and basic network infrastructures, including fundamental computer and network theories such as computer system models, operating systems, safety procedures, network infrastructures and architectures, and security threats and mitigation.

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Receive the Desktop Technician certificate by completing three courses:

  • COMP 612 Hardware Service Technician
  • COMP 608 Basic Network Configuration
  • COMP 640 Windows Operating Systems
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Information Technology Enrollment Process

  1. Read the enrollment instructions & class details. Once Summer 2024 enrollment opens on Monday, May 13th, please enroll promptly as some classes fill quickly.
  2. Meet with a Counselor to discuss your Educational Plan, understand the requirements for the courses, and map out your career path. To make an appointment with a counselor, call North City Campus at (619) 388-1800 or email .

Possible Career Paths

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Network Administrator, Entry Level $25-30/hr
  • Helpdesk Support Specialist $20-$25/hr
  • Computer Systems Administrator $24-37/hr

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