Information Systems Technology

WHAT DOES A COMPUTER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL DO?

Computer service professionals support the rapidly changing ways people and businesses communicate. Our students learn to install, configure and support local area networks as well as wide area networks. Students also learn to monitor the network to ensure availability, security and website performance. The world relies on computers and it is up to service professionals to keep them working.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH 

The first two semesters of this half-day program provide hands-on introduction to the inner-workings of computers. Instruction covers computer hardware, Microsoft and Linux network operating systems, directory services, cyber security, Web service, LAN/WAN technologies and messaging services. The final two semesters provide the opportunity to set-up and maintain networking devices such as routers, switches and WAN connections to share data and resources on the network. Upon successful completion, you will earn a 48-credit-hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University. Evening classes also are available.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK 

Job prospects are excellent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as firms continue to rely on computer networks and invest in new technologies.The Kansas Department of Labor reports the average salary for a network and computer systems administrator spans from $21.46 an hour or $44,636 annually to a mid-range of $32.50 an hour or $67,600 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $44,636 $21.46
Average $67,600 $32.50

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • HIT-001-Heathcare IT Technician
  • OSHA-10

SCHEDULE

This program begins every August.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (2 year pathway)
 
Evening Option:
M-TH 5:30-9:30 (2 year pathway)