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Programs for the Best Jobs

Programs for the Best Jobs

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Information Systems Technology
Career Opportunities
Network Administrator
Systems Administrator
IT Support Tech
Support Specialist
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Average Salary
According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
Information Systems Technology
IT specialists are needed in every kind of business, no matter the size, to install, troubleshoot and support computer network systems.  MTI offers three options for students interested in an IT career:  Network Administration, System Administration and Computer Support Specialist.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The growing use of sophisticated computer networks and Internet and intranet sites and the need for faster, more efficient networking products will result in a higher than average job growth in this area.”

Network Administrators are responsible for the computer network infrastructure, ensuring connectivity for users. They maintain connectivity and security of the routers, switches and wireless equipment that modern networks depend on.

System Administrators are skilled information technology professionals who are responsible for installing, supporting and maintaining servers and utilizing networking applications.  

Computer Support Specialists install, modify and make minor repairs to microcomputer hardware and software systems, as well as provide technical assistance and training to system users. They also install or assist service personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components, answer client inquiries in person and via telephone, diagnose system hardware, software and operator problems; and recommend or perform minor remedial actions to correct problems.

Please Note: Students in this program may be required to lift 50 lbs. and to demonstrate visual color discrimination.

Entrance Requirement:  All IST applicants must complete the ACT or ACCUPLACER exam.  Students not meeting the minimum math entrance score will be advised that additional semesters may be necessary in order to ensure successful completion of the program.  Students needing extra time may not be able to maintain full-time enrollment status, which may, in turn, affect financial aid.  If the student is seeking a diploma only, two years would be required for completion.

A special note about laptop computers:

This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.

Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop.  Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.

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