I.T. Professionals
 
The IT Professionals program is a one or two year course.  First year students will have the opportunity to test for the National CompTIA A+ certification.  Advanced students will be prepread to test for the National CompTIA Network+ certification.  Students will work with hardware and software as they learn maintenance and troubleshooting. 
 
To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for one or two school years.  Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.  All students will have 24 hour access to ta computer simulated interactive study program.

Program Instructor

 Marvin Schildknecht

Mr. Marvin Schildknecht has been working with computers for 34 years.  He is a graduate of the Electronics Institute, worked with computers in the military, and has owned and operated a computer support business for 20 years.  He has been an instructor at NCC since August, 2003.

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Dual and/or Articulated Credit

  • Program completers can receive up to 22 hours college credit from the Metropolitan Community College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 6 hours college credit from Missouri State Technical College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.

Program Video

Skills Attained

 
      Program of Study
  • Safety
  • Diagnostics
  • Service
  • Upgrades
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • System Configuration
  • Installation
  • Customer Service
  • Microcomputers
  • Networking

Career Opportunities

 

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Computer Support Specialist

$ 14 - $ 39

$ 46,000

Computer Systems Administrator

$ 21 - $ 55

$ 76,000

Computer Programmer

$ 21 - $ 57

$ 78,000

Computer Security Specialist

$ 22 - $ 60

$ 76,000

Web Developer

$ 22 - $ 60

$ 76,000

Software Developer

$ 31 - $ 72

$ 94,000

Computer Network Architect

$ 25 - $ 68

$ 94,000

 
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
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