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Computer Technology


  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

The Computer Technology program is designed to prepare students for the ever-changing world of computer and information technology. Through a combination of theory and hands-on lab work, this two-year, Cisco-certified program provides students with the essentials of computer repair and support in the first year, before transitioning to the fundamentals of networking in year two.

As the first step in the computer technology career path, students are afforded the opportunity to earn the industry recognized Cisco Career Certification, which also serves as a gateway to the industry-recognized CCNA Certification. Moreover, the CompTIA A+ Certification is yet another key offering that helps fulfill a comprehensive program for students who are preparing for entry level work or have post-secondary aspirations. Prior to completion, students are also provided with internship experiences and the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma, which they can achieve by successfully passing the industry-standard technical assessments.


Technical Skills
  • Computer basics
  • Networking fundamentals
  • LAN & WAN technologies
  • TCP/IP protocol & IP addressing
  • Cisco IOS software
  • CLI Cisco router and switch configuration
  • Router configuration
  • Internet protocol configuration
  • TCP/IP LAN switching
  • Novell IPX network management
  • Intro to network administration
  • Point-to-point protocol ISDN
  • Frame relay network management
  • Troubleshooting 
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
Industry Certification
  • CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician
  • CompTIA A+
Career Opportunities 
  • Repair technician
  • Installation technician
  • IT support specialist
  • Mobile app developer*
  • Hardware engineer*
  • Software developer*
  • Network & systems analyst* 
  • IT security analyst*
  • Network administrator*
  • Programmer*
  • IT & research scientist* 


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Broome Community College
  • Morrisville State College
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College