Region III Information Technology:
IT Students diagnose computer problems, monitor computer processing systems, install software and perform tests on computer equipment and programs. Students may also set up computer equipment, schedule maintenance and teach other students how to use programs. Other llive work in the school will include minor repairs and computer parts ordering.
IT Students will obtain a strong knowledge of computers and how they operate, which includes having a broad understanding of hardware and software, operating systems and basic computer programming. Familiarity with electronic equipment, Internet applications and security may also be required. Students will also learn good communication skills because a position in Information Technologies requires frequent interaction with clients.
Education Requirements for Information Technology Technicians
Many employers prefer to hire an IT technician who has some level of formal training. Future IT technicians can find certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs in computer science, information technology or computer information systems. Coursework in these programs may cover computer security, hardware configuration and technical support. Students can also learn about database programming, operating systems and software installation.
While not all companies require IT technicians to be certified, taking the extra step to earn a certification can show employers that technicians have the required skills and training to fulfill job requirements. Common certifications for IT technicians include A+ and Network+ offered by CompTIA. IT Students at Region III will have the opertunity to sit for both the A+ in their first year and the Network + in their second year. The certification process will include passing an exam and completing continuing education courses to maintain or renew credentials.