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        Briarcliffe College - Bethpage
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        Program Focus

        Our general computer studies programs offer students the chance to learn fundamental concepts in many areas of IT and computer science. Students can gain practical skills in networking, database, web development, programming, and information security.

        Course topics may include:

        • Programming languages and concepts
        • Computer hardware
        • Server administration
        • Network design, routing, switching, and wireless concepts
        • End user support strategies

        Student Life

        Students in our computer studies degree programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom have experience in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that model the workplace.

        All schools have a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Computer Technical Support
        Organizations that rely on technology require assistance when problems arise. Computer technical support services offer problem-solving and resolution based on a strong understanding of general computing principles and individual vendor products.

        • Key Traits: Investigative skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills
        • Education Required: Associate’s degree (entry-level), bachelor’s degree (advanced). Certification* from a professional organization or hardware or software vendor is voluntary, but may be required by some employers.
        • Where Computer Technical Support Is Needed:IT consulting firms, hardware and software vendors, businesses, government organizations, non-profits

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        78,000 new jobs, or 14% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Computer Support Specialists , on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos306.htm (visited December 27, 2010).

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        *Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_computer

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        CEC schools do not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CEC schools but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CEC schools. Therefore, CEC schools cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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