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Overview of the Computer degree programs available at Central Lakes College, Minnesota

Overview of the Computer degree programs available at Central Lakes College, Minnesota

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  • 1. Central Lakes College Brainerd, MN 56401
  • 2. Computer Technology Programs Network Administration AAS Degree Computer Network Emphasis (Comp TIA) General Microsoft Certified System Engineer Emphasis (MCSE) Microsoft Certified System Administrator Emphasis (MCSA) Security Emphasis Information Technology AAS Degree Computer Computer Support Specialist Diploma Help Desk Specialist Certificate
  • 3. Computer Network Administration Associate of Applied Science
  • 4. Career Description: Computer Network Admin Oversee the operation of computer networks   Set-up new computers and connect to network  Fix problems in software and hardware  Make sure only authorized people have access - Security  Work on LAN (local area network)  Some work on WAN (wide area network)
  • 5. Working Conditions: Computer Network Admin 40 hours per week is usual   Some nights and weekend work many be necessary  Employees may be on call  Hazards include  Eye strain from working at a monitor  Injury from keyboarding
  • 6. Equipment: Computer Network Admin Personal computers   Mainframe computers  Network Servers
  • 7. Outlook: Computer Network Admin Increased demand and growth   Rapidly evolving  IT integrated in all industries  Security
  • 8. Preparation: Computer Network Admin High school   Mathematics  Computer science  English  Technicalwriting  Networking  Work experience in area
  • 9. Skills: Computer Network Admin Ability to organize data   Ability to draw conclusions  Average mathematical skills  Above average verbal skills  Accuracy in math and verbal skills
  • 10. Skills: Computer Network Admin Detailed analytical work   Mathematical problem solving
  • 11. Computer Information Technology Associate of Applied Science
  • 12. Career Description: Computer Information Technology Maintain and repair computers and  computer related equipment  Install new systems  Lay cables  Hook up fittings  Test-run the equipment  Correct problems
  • 13. Working Conditions: Computer Information Technology Some travel may be required   Normal 40 hr work week  May work overtime, weekends and odd hrs  Must be able to work without supervision
  • 14. Equipment: Computer Information Technology Special testing equipment   Hand tools  Gauges
  • 15. Outlook: Computer Information Technology Above average growing area   The number of computers being used is increasing rapidly  Competition for the best jobs is keen
  • 16. Preparation: Computer Information Technology High school   Mathematics  Electronics  Computer programming  Physics
  • 17. Preparation: Computer Information Technology Post secondary   Basic electronics  Electrical engineer  Basic logic circuits  Computer hardware  Computer programming
  • 18. Skills: Computer Information Technology Enjoy mechanical systems   Technical tasks
  • 19. Computer Support Specialist Diploma
  • 20. Work Characteristics: Computer Support Specialist Provide technical assistance   Provide training to system users  Install microcomputers and printers
  • 21. Work Characteristics: Computer Support Specialist Install software   Make repairs and keep records of service and repairs  Instruct users on how to operate and maintain hardware and software  Help evaluate microcomputers hardware and software needs, purchases and modifications
  • 22. Working Conditions: Computer Support Specialist Work week is ordinarily 40 hours   Pressures arise when others are waiting for support  Continuing education is required because of hardware and software upgrades
  • 23. Outlook (Future Job Markets): Computer Support Specialist Depends on use of Computer in business  and government  Depends on development of hardware and software and telecommunications  Growth follows advances in telecommunications, medicine, education and small business
  • 24. Preparation: Computer Support Specialist High school   Advanced math  Computer programming  Electronics  English
  • 25. Preparation: Computer Support Specialist Post secondary   Peripheral equipment  Operating systems  Application software  Data base  Spreadsheets  Word processing  Graphic
  • 26. Skills: Computer Support Specialist Good use of numbers and words   Above average ability to do precise work and check accuracy  Ability to change tasks quickly  Ability to see slight differences in objects and colors
  • 27. Salaries for Computer Programs Computer Network $41,000 to $61,000   Administration  Computer Information $38,000 to $51,000  Technology
  • 28. Central Lakes College has Certified Instructors  Microsoft Certified Instructors  Novell Certified Instructors  Comp TIA Certified Instructors
  • 29. COMP TIA Certifications  A+  Net+  Server+  INet+  Project+  Security+
  • 30. Operating System Windows Vista   Windows Server  Windows Advanced Server  Linux  Unix  Novell Netware
  • 31. The End!!! Any Questions??? Let’s play Hangman!