IT Support Specialists Keep Businesses Running
This class is ideal for those interested in computers and technology. Prior technical experience is helpful but not required. Come geek out with us!
Quick Class Facts
- New classes start every month
- 4 months long, inclusive of a 1-month 160-hour externship*
- Monday – Friday 2pm – 5pm
- New classes start on the first Monday of each month. Contact us for specifics.
- Computer Skills Bookcamp is a prerequisite
Computer Technician Training
This training prepares you for a career as a computer support specialist and other entry-level employment. According to the Department of Labor, employment opportunities as a Computer Support Specialist (SOC 15-1151.00 | DOT 032.262-010) are “expected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations” and for Network or System Administrators (SOC 15-1142.00), “expected to 4 percent from 2019 to 2029”
* Please note in the COVID era we are handling externships on a case-by-case basis. The well being our students is always our primary concern and at this time many in-person externship opportunities are either not safe or not available. As a result, we are working out plans on a case-by-case basis to address externships or alternatives. All plans will by mutual agreement between the student, CTP, and the supporting agency.
CTT Covers Advanced Technology
In the COVID era, we have shifted to an entirely remote, instructor-led virtual classroom via Zoom/VTC. Students connect to CTP’s datacenter remote for all lab work which includes:
- Virtualization. We employ VirtualBox, virt-manager, and Proxmox virtual machine managers on AMX Ryzen and Epyc platforms. Labs have you create virtual machines and containers to solve lab projects.
- Networking. The course covers networking as a fundamental component of all modern computer systems. You will experiment with virtual LANs, VM routers (pfSense), multi-layer networks, and virtual private networks.
- Coding & Robotics. The class is focused on preparing you to be a computer technician however we believe every student can benefit from knowing a little coding as well. In our Ansible and Robotics module, you will have the chance to see what scripting can do for you as a technician.
- A+ Certification. The class specifically focuses on hands-on skills development however it also covers the majority of the topics covered on the A+ certification exam. If you wish to take on the exam will need to do additional studying however you should be well prepared to do so after completing CTP’s program.
CTT graduates are suited to a wide variety of entry-level jobs such as technical support specialist, customer service representatives, desktop/deskside support both on and off-site, technical and retail sales positions. More information about these careers are available by their Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes; 15-1151, 43-4051, 43-9061, 43-5081, 41-4011, 41-4012.
To get started in these fields you need to have practical hands-on experience and that is exactly what this class is designed to do.
Computer Technician Training is much more than a technical training class. It is a comprehensive vocational training program that offers students a chance to learn real workplace skills that are both technical and professional. Students will learn what will be expected of them on the job, from troubleshooting computer and networking problems to reporting to their supervisor in a professional way.