About this course
The Information Technology Technical Diploma program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty networking area. The basic core courses of study will prepare individuals to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer systems and basic local area network problems. Students will also learn to operate a computer using current operating system software and use current application software for manipulating spreadsheets, databases, and word processing documents. This program is not intended or degree transfer; however, certain certification courses may be accepted by other institutions that participate in the Microsoft IT Academy.
The specialty networking area will prepare students to design, implement, and manage linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. The program includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.
Electives will be provided to prepare students to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows based operating environments.
The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in this field.