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The IT Technician Pathway (ITTP) provides a clear roadmap for gaining the key elements of career success: (1) Technical Training, (2) Industry Certifications, and (3) work Experience. As you progress through the pathway, additional training and certification, lead to higher skilled, and better paying jobs.

step one

COMPUTER RETAIL SALES & SUPPORT - Basic Skills

Phase 1 provides foundational technology and business courses, that help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, and an entry-level position in computer retail sales.

step two

HELP DESK / USER SUPPORT - Add Skills

Phase 2 courses provide training in computer networks, configuring and administering client and server operating systems, and cybersecurity. These courses prepare you for key industry certification, and job opportunities in Help Desk/User Support.

step three

IT TECHNICIAN - Add More Skills

Building upon Phase 1 & 2 training, certification and experience, Phase 3 adds advance networking and system administration coursework and certifications, which can lead to higher skilled, and better paying IT Technician positions.

step three

IT SPECIALIZATION - High Paying Careers in IT

Specialization areas allow you to build upon prior experience, training and certifications by taking courses that teach highly marketable job skills, in very specific focus areas. The two specialization areas are Cybersecuirty and Networking. Many of these specialized certifications can lead to the highest paying, highest demand jobs in the IT industry.

While the suggested curriculum can be completed in two years, keep in mind that pacing your learning and job experience together may be a better long-term strategy.

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Sector Navigator & Director

Steve Wright

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Phone: 805-496-8583

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An initiative of the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development (CCCEWD) program, the ICT-Digital Media Sector Team is dedicated to serving California's ICT-Digital media workforce needs. We are an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Business & Industry framework, investing funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California's economic growth. Our industry-specific workforce services are coordinated through a system of sector specialists that align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors and occupational clusters through a regional focus. Learn more by visiting www.cccewd.net.