Computer And Network Support Technician

More than 20,000 openings projected across NJ, NY and Pennsylvania by 2026*

Lincoln Tech's Computer and Network Support Technician (CNST) training program will prepare you for careers at the heart of the IT systems driving today's businesses. After completing your training, you will be eligible to sit for key industry certification exams that can help enhance your skills to potential employers. Our Career Services department can help connect you with those employers when you graduate!

Become an entry-level I.T. professional and take your skills just about anywhere

In Lincoln Tech's CNST program, you will:

  • Receive a Lincoln-issued laptop to practice your skills anytime, anywhere – and the laptop is yours to keep upon graduation.
  • Prepare for CompTIA certifications in IT Fundamentals, A+ and Net+.
  • Get on the “front lines” of information security by learning to detect potentially malicious activity and carry out sophisticated counter-hacking measures.
  • Practice the “layer by layer” approach to computer networking while mastering advanced techniques of TCP/IP.
  • Learn to support remote users in corporate settings through Outlook Web Access and Outlook Anywhere, Virtual Private Networks, and Wireless Networks.
  • Build skills related to time management, financial management, goal-setting, career awareness, critical thinking and more — all with the goal of having you completely prepared to seek a job upon program completion.
  • Apply PC support and network configuration in our Information Technology Shop. In addition to gaining valuable customer service skills, you can practice documenting completed work requests.
  • Take part in a 90-hour externship under the supervision of a qualified IT professional. This is an excellent opportunity to “put it all together” in off-site work environments while supporting your professional development.

Computers have long been a vital part of our lives, and the need for professionals trained to maintain our IT systems and keep data secure will only increase in the years ahead. A career as a Computer and Network Support Technician is an excellent way to step into the industry in a relatively short time with in-demand skills!

Programs vary by campus.

* Career growth projections can be found at for the years 2016-2026. Ranks reflect comparisons among 48 continental U.S. states. Salary information is based on median salary information collected for the year 2017. Data is current as of September 30, 2018.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found at:

Campuses that currently offer training in this program area are listed below, as well as links to exact program informational fact sheets:

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