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.
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.
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.
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.
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.