2016-17 Catalog

Computer Technician



This program prepares students for entry-level positions in PC installation, maintenance and repair professions.  Common career titles include PC support technician, hardware specialist, help desk support specialist, hardware configuration technician, and many others.  Student will examine PC software, including operating systems, office applications, network management, and desktop utilities.  Courses also introduce a variety of current hardware technology, including CPU features and functions, system architecture, storage technology, backup devices, multimedia devices, and data communication equipment.  This program prepares students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ and MCTS certification exams.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. 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 Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.

*NOTE: Computer Technician Certificate conferred upon successful completion of the required 26 hours contained in the first and second semesters of this program. A.A.S. Degree conferred upon successful completion of all 70 required hours.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5254

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
ICT.125 Foundations of Information Technology 3
ICT.170 Hardware Installation & Maintenance 3
ICT.180 Windows Networking & Operating System 3
Spring Semester
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
ICT.135 Mobile Technologies 3
ICT.160 Introduction to Internetworking 3
ICT.182 Implementing Ms Network Infrastructure 3
 Total Semester Hours26

Higgins, Diana D
assistant professor, administrative office professional/business occupations/graphic communications
associate dean of career technical health education

Lee, Linda L
associate director of technology services