Network Technician


Network Technician

Fast Facts

Tuition and fees:
$12,916 - $14,752
Program length:
9 months
Average salary:

Earn Your Network Technician Diploma

Train for a career as a computer network technician in as little as nine months.

Businesses of today are increasingly powered by information technology (IT), but technological difficulties are a reality many companies face. Every minute of downtime can mean a loss in profits and productivity, so they need skilled computer technicians to service the digital systems that drive performance.

If you enjoy problem solving and exploring new technology, a career in computer tech support could be a good fit for you. At Virginia College, you could earn a Network Technician diploma in as little as nine months. We offer career-focused, technical training to prepare you for the IT field.

Our Network Technician program is designed to help you develop job-relevant skills. You will have the opportunity to learn about servicing computer networks, configuring security measures and troubleshooting personal computers (PCs).

Hands-on Computer Technician Training

The Network Technician diploma program is designed to prepare students for a technical career in the IT field. Computer technician classes provide hands-on learning activities and interactive discussions to prepare students with a solid background of practical training. Students receive instruction on how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain PCs and computer networks.

In this IT program, you can learn about basic network security and risk management, as well as how to analyze computer malfunctions and deliver timely solutions. Our network technician courses focus on helping you achieve the technical competencies and marketable skills you will need to work as a computer technician.

Our computer network technician courses can prepare you to:

  • Configure wired and wireless TCP/IP networks
  • Apply basic network security configurations
  • Have a fundamental understanding of LAN/WAN technologies and protocols
  • Provide basic computer and network administration services
  • Troubleshoot operating systems, application software, and basic networks
  • Build, troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair PCs
  • Explain basic features of mobile operating systems and devices

Earning Computer Technician Certification

Computer network certification can help validate your skills and enhance your credentials for IT jobs. Our networking technician programs are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills for the following computer technician certification exams:

  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • Network+ certification
  • Security+ certification
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification

Finding Computer Network Technician Jobs

As a graduate with a Network Technician diploma from Virginia College, you may purse computer support and computer network technician jobs such as:

  • Help desk analyst
  • Computer user support specialist
  • Computer network support specialist

These professionals provide support for computer software and hardware, smart phones, tablets and other devices.

The Virginia College Career Services team is available to help you develop job-finding skills. Our career placement services include reviewing your resume, supplying interview tips and helping you start your job search. We are dedicated to helping you pursue your career in computer networking.

Computer Network Technician Salary

Businesses around the country need skilled computer technicians to keep their companies up and running. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the IT industry is growing at a faster rate than the average for all occupations.* The average yearly salary for computer support specialists is $51,470 or $24.75 per hour.*

Education, experience, and location can determine computer networking technician salary levels, but generally these positions offer room for growth. With our network technician training program, you could be on your way to entry-level positions such as help desk analyst or computer network support specialist in as little as 9 months.

Get started today.

You could take the first step to a new career in as little as nine months. Fill out our information form or give us a call to learn more about what you could do in IT.

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Virginia College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, (accessed August 2016). Expected growth rate through the year 2024. National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.

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