Computer Technician

Do you find yourself drawn to the latest development of information technologies? Are you interested in gaining knowledge about the fundamentals of computing, including hardware, software, system design, client-server architecture and authentication techniques?

The Computer Technician certificate prepares students for careers in the areas of computer hardware repair and maintenance. The skills gained through this certificate can be useful for computer technicians, network engineers or for systems administrators. The knowledge is also applicable to security specialists or other information technology and system-related job roles.

Students pursuing this certificate will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of computing. Students will also gain an understanding of the latest development of information technologies, including visualizations, cloud computing, mobile applications and cyber intelligence.

This program prepares students for the CompTIA, A+ and Network+ and MCTS and other industry-based certification exams.

Information and communications technology (ICT) courses are available online or as a multiple-modality. Multiple-modality courses provide students with the option to sit in a traditional classroom, attend online or attend a scheduled class using Skype or a telepresence robot.

This certificate is stackable which means this certificate is the entire first year of the Network Security Associate certificate, the Cyber Security Specialist certificate and contains the first two courses of the CISCO Network Security Associate certificate. 

Admission to the Program:  Open


First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the Accuplacer placement exam.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.


Computer Information Systems Course Completion Requirement

For credit toward degree requirements, all ICT courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the degree or must have the approval of the Associate Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.

*NOTE: The Computer Support Associate certificate and the Computer Technician certificate are conferred upon successful completion of the required 29 hours for the Computer Technician certificate.

Student Organizations

Sandburg Tech Squad

The Sandburg Tech Squad mission is to actively participate and promote knowledge and skills within the information communication technology field throughout our club activities. Members work to become leaders and set examples for the community as professionals in valuing our lifelong learning process while helping and providing services to the whole campus community.

Advisor: Dr. Suvineetha Herath 309.341.5269 or