Computer Technician

Do you find yourself drawn to the latest development of information technologies? Are you ready to take the next step in your career in information technology? With our Computer Technician Certification Program, you’ll be prepared with advanced knowledge of server operating systems, mobile communication, network standards, and working with LAN and WANs. Students will also gain an understanding of the latest development of information technologies, including cloud computing, programming, mobile application development, Cisco routing, network security concepts, and policies. The Computer Technician Certificate prepares students for careers in the areas of networking, computer service, programming, and software development. Students will be able to complete this program within two semesters successfully.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to take the CompTIA and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exams. The skills gained through this certificate can be useful for computer technicians, network engineers, or systems administrators.

 

PATHWAYS TO OTHER PROGRAMS

This certificate is earned upon the completion of the two stackable Information & Communication Technology (ICT) certificates. 

1) Computer Support Associate

2) Computer Technician Certificate

3) Cisco Network Associate

4) Network Security Associate

5) Cyber Security Specialist

 

Admissions Requirements

Computer Technician is a two-semester open enrollment program, meaning there is no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

If you have any questions about the Computer Technician program or your next steps, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Title IX Coordinator Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234; Jacob Runge, 309.341.5262.

For additional information contact:
Welcome Center
309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Employment

Employment information coming soon.  
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Computer Support Specialists
Help Desk Technician
Computer Programmer
Web Developer

Sample course schedule for the Computer Technician program

Sample schedule for Computer Technician certificate 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses are available online or in a multiple-modality format. Multiple-modality courses provide students with the option to sit in a traditional classroom, attend online, or attend a scheduled class using Microsoft Teams.

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THE COMPUTER TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Computer Technician certificate cost sheet


FINANCIAL AID

To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

  • Hancock County 550 N. Madison St., Carthage, IL 217.357.6749      
  • Warren/Henderson County 1025 S. 2nd St, Monmouth, IL 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building, 311 E. Main, Suite 612, Galesburg, IL 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb, IL 309.837.1280


SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply. 

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Suvineetha Herath, Ph.D.
Information and Communication Technology Instructor

Andrea Jenkins
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Cynthia Johnson
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Linda Lee
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Jenna Linkin
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

 

Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309.341.5274

 

 

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 sherath@sandburg.edu