Upon graduation with an associate's degree from this department, you will find demand for your services that includes online and software support as a computer consultant, infrastructure specialist, network administrator, Web designer and more.
In addition to this excellent specialized training, you can take advantage of shorter certificate programs in a variety of areas.
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What is industry certification all about?
Certification provides individuals with documentation certifying their specific in-depth knowledge of various aspects of networking technology. Most employers place high value on applicants who have attained certification and this is reflected in their higher average starting salaries. Certification is available for A+, Network+, and other areas. Certification, which is optional, is acquired by passing one or more exams administered by an independent testing authority. All of Lone Star College–Montgomery's PC Desktop, PC Support, and Computer Application Support course curriculums are built around certification test objectives to aid students who wish to pursue certification.
How is the job market?
Demand for computer technologists continues to improve in Texas and in the nation. The strongest Texas markets include the Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas. For the ten-year period 1998 to 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects computer-related jobs to be the fastest growing occupation of any area, and that demand in the computer support area for the same period will result in adding over 400,000 new jobs (Source: US BLS, http://www.bls.gov/)