2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PC Repair and Network Technician Certificate Program Fact Sheet


What is the PC Repair Certificate? The PC repair and network technician certificate is designed to enhance skills for students employed in the PC support field. The program builds on the student’s computer knowledge and existing skill base. The student’s skill base is enhanced with hands-on lab work incorporated in courses on operating systems, hardware maintenance, and networking.
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring and summer semesters.
Application Process Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Minimum Age Requirement 16 years of age or older or dually enrolled high school students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades
Program Prerequisites Diploma level proficiency in English, reading, and math. For specific prerequisites please refer to the course descriptions in the online catalog.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring or summer semesters.
Program Costs and Requirements Tuition and books
For more information, contact: Oenia Odums, program director, OOdums@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6629.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email CISTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

2017 Median pay            $37, 040 - %52,160
Entry level education            Certificate
Number of jobs, 2017            766,900
Job growth, 2017 - 2024            12%

Nature of the Work

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not offer nature of work information for workers with the exact title of PC maintenance technician; however, it does report nature of work information for computer support specialists. Professionals in these two positions perform similar duties and should be considered comparable. PC Repair and Network Technicians Data Center Specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

Work Environment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not offer nature of work information for workers with the exact title of PC maintenance technician; however, it does report nature of work information for computer support specialists. Professionals in these two positions perform similar duties and should be considered comparable. PC Repair and Network Technicians have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs. Because PC Repair and Network Technicians is important for businesses, many PC Repair and Network Technicians must be available 24 hours a day. As a result, many PC Repair and Network Technicians must work nights or weekends.

Employment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not offer employment information for workers with the exact title of PC maintenance technician; however, it does report employment information for computer support specialists. Professionals in these two positions perform similar duties and should be considered comparable. Employment of PC maintenance technician is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Earnings

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not offer salary information for workers with the exact title of PC maintenance technician; however, it does report salary information for computer support specialists. Professionals in these two positions perform similar duties and should be considered comparable. The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $49,390 in May 2016.

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts, on the Internet
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm  (visited April 29, 2016).

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