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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.