Lincoln Tech's associates degree program in specialized technology is our flagship information technology program. Available at our Allentown, PA campus.
Acquire the skills to build, maintain & network computers, then protect them from malicious software & data piracy.
900 instructional hours delivered in 10 courses prepares you to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification & Network+ exams. Available in Somerville MA, as well as in Paramus, Iselin and Moorestown, NJ.
The Information Technology industry is an enormous source of employment opportunity for skilled individuals. With no predicted end in sight, computing will continue to drive industry, and in a greater sense, the economies of the world. As any industry that has room for further refinement, the specialization of fields within information technology will continue to also grow. With this growth comes additional opportunity for people to enter the field within specializations that have already been established. These specializations have proven to be necessary to support newer technological developments and keep data flowing. This is the role played by the computer & network support technician.
Lincoln Tech has developed three programs through which to obtain training. Which one you choose is completely up to you and your unique goals. The Computer and Network Support Technician program (CNST) at our New Jersey campuses is offered as either a certificate program with an internship, or as an Associates in Specialized Technology degree (AST). The CSST program at our Somerville, Massachusetts campus is similar to the CNST certificate program, but has an externship in place of an internship. Also available is a degree program that includes an externship at any number of companies that partner with Lincoln Tech.
These programs all start with the fundamentals of computer technology, how that applies to the Personal Computer, and how its operating system works. The follow-up to this foundation includes how to maintain, repair and support these machines as a stand-alone unit. When that is mastered, the subject becomes even more interesting as students learn how the computer they now support interacts with the rest of the world via a network.
The next phase of training introduces the student to Networking, and the tools and techniques that govern how networking functions. When these skills are developed, advanced networking with instruction in routing and firewalls becomes the next skill to learn. Further training adds to this skill set – the student learns how servers work. This course is accompanied by a study in data security, which gives the computer networking student an understanding of the dangers presented by malware, hacking and data piracy. The advent of cloud computing increases the student’s awareness of how important it is to protect data stored in the cloud, and to keep completely up to date on how to accomplish that.
The Learn more about which program is best for you, please visit our Computer Networking career page.