Computer and Advanced Technologies

The technology industry is one of the fastest growing fields around, which is why highly qualified and certified computer support technicians are in such high demand. If your fascination with technology and motivation for a rewarding career are your driving force, our Computer and Advanced Technology program can help get you to the next level.

The Computer and Advanced Technologies Program provides students the latest hardware technology and software environments found in the modern business world. This professional setting allows students to learn about building computer networks, computer systems, and computer software as well as protecting those systems from attacks, damage, or unauthorized access.

Cutting-edge Technology

Our programs offer students the opportunity to engage with the latest technology such as mobile devices, rapid prototyping with 3D printing, Arduino automation, Raspberry Pi servers, and network setup of Internet of Things (IoT). Students additionally learn about deploying computer hardware, installing, and upgrading software, and providing technology solutions to businesses of all sizes.

The Computer and Advanced Technologies department’s program’s Computer and Internet Specialist certificate prepares students with the entry-level skills needed to effectively use the latest computer and Internet technologies in a business setting. With the Computer Maintenance Specialist certificate, students learn skills such as computer architecture, maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation to effectively provide support in any organization. Lastly, the Computer Support Specialist associate degree prepares students with the comprehensive skills required to excel in the computer support and maintenance industry.

CompTia Certification

The Computer and Advanced Technologies Department is partnered with CompTia Academy, a non-profit trade association that issues professional certifications for the information technology industry. Students can gain an N+, ITF+ (Information Technology Fundamentals Plus), and/or A+ Industry Standard Certification as a student completes a degree and get one step closer to their dream career.

A+ certification N+ certification itf+ certification

Potential Careers/Salary

  • Computer Systems Analysts - $62,232
  • Computer Network Support Specialist - $47,794
  • Computer User Support Specialist - $38,407
  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairer - $32,086

Degree Plans Faculty Staff

Occupational Skills Award

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Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Garcia, George ggarcia 956-872-2725 TECH A-231
Garza, Gustavo ggarza 956-872-6160 TECH A-214
Griffiths, Bruce griffib 956-872-6106 TECH B-138
Ramirez, Eliazar rameli 956-973-7623 TECH B-129

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Mercado, Yolanda - Lab Assistant ymercado 956-872-6124 Tech B-123

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