Computer Information Systems

The Computer Technology program at Tri-County prepares students for the demands and enormous opportunities available for skilled workers in the information technology field. The successful graduate will possess hardware, software and networking skills. Initially, instruction in theory describes typical microcomputer architecture, operations and basic network architecture. In each case, underlying topics are presented as concepts, advanced through practical applications, and then implemented in typical PC and computer network. Secondly, the lab procedures give the students practical hands-on examples of the theoretical concepts through experimentation with a live system. The theory learned is reinforced through hands-on operation and exploration in lab experiments, troubleshooting applications and online/offline computer-based training courses that include both in-school and at-home sessions. Tri-County is a Cisco Networking Academy affiliated with Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in Internet communications. Students graduating from the program can obtain their A+ (PC Software and Hardware Repair Technician), Network + (Configure and Operate Networking Devices), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors
Data Entry
Basic Network Technology
Network System Hardware & Software
Programming Concepts
Utilization of Multimedia Tools
Create HTML Documents
Use and Support Computer Operating
Computer Security and Risk Issues
Identify Network Design Concepts
Troubleshoot and Maintain Network
Hardware Installation, Configuration
and Interconnectivity
Perform Preventative Maintenance
Troubleshoot Hardware & Software
Customer Support Technician
Data Communications Technician
Network Installation Technician
PC Support Specialist
Computer Assembly Technician
Software Trainer
Computer Repair Technician
Computer Sales Representative
Web Systems Administrator
Computer Programmer
Webpage Multimedia Design
Computer Programming
Game Development
Game Design
Software Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Interactive Media and Computer
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Vocational/Technical Instructor
Database Administrator
Network Engineer

Certifications: A+ (PC Hardware & Software Repair), CCNA-Cisco Certified Network Associate, Comptia IT Fundamentals,  MOS- Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, OSHA – 10 Hour Safety Certification, Network + - Configure and Operate Networking Devices, CCENT-Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, Microsoft Technology Associate – Windows Server Administration, Microsoft Technology Associate – Security Fundamentals

Articulation Agreements: Massachusetts Community Colleges, New England Institute of Technology, Bristol Community College