Computer Systems Support Technician
The demand for computer networking skills spans most industries in the United States. In states like New Jersey, this demand is particularly great due to the proximity of jobs in the New York City metro area. Combined with the demand for computer networking technicians, now is an excellent time to enter this field. More than 13,000 computer systems support specialist jobs are projected to open across New Jersey between 2018 and 2028, and over 50,000 job openings are projected across the state of New York during the same time period2.
There is a wide variety of roles and responsibilities for people who understand technical computer issues and can communicate those details to the customer. Computer and Network Support Technicians might not only install, maintain and repair hardware and software, they may also be called upon to train the user in its operation. A network and support technician who is excellent at both the technical and soft skills is quite a valuable asset for any company.
The Computer and Network Support Technician (CNST) training program at the Paramus campus has been designed to prepare you to enter the IT industry as a skilled network support technician. This program provides the fundamentals of information technology and networking, and guides the student to build upon this skillset. From computer repair and support, to advanced networking techniques, this program prepares you to be an entry-level technician with the knowledge to be useful on the first day of work.
Training includes the capstone course of the program, which provides you with real-world IT systems experience. The CNST program also provides a 90-hour internship which provides a great asset for your résumé when you enter the field as a technician.
Job Outlook for New Jersey
The employment outlook for computer systems support specialists by state shows that job growth in New Jersey will increase by 6% between 2018 to 20281.
Computer Systems Support Program Highlights
- Systems and Support Operations
- Repair and Support of Desktop PC systems
- Cloud Computing with Remote Service
- Windows Servers and Support
- Networking with Firewalls and Routing
- Computer Operating Systems Diagnosis & Repair
- Preparation for the CompTIA Certifications in IT Fundamentals, A+, and Net+
- technology 150-hour internship to gain real-world experience
The following career training program is currently available at Lincoln Tech in Paramus, New Jersey:
1 State-specific figures cited above are based on projected annual job openings which refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement. This data was compiled from the National Center for O*NET Development. New Jersey Employment Trends: 15-1232.00 - Computer User Support Specialists. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved January 8, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NJ&g=Go
2 Job positions supplied by the National Center for O*NET Development for the states of New Jersey & New York. These Employment Trends are for 15-1232.00 - Computer User Support Specialists. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved January 8, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NJ&g=Go and https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NY&g=Go