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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology

Internet design studentThe fastest growing careers in our nation — and some of the most rewarding — are centered on information technology.

The Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology Program at Capital Region BOCES CTE offers students a hands-on, project-based approach to mastering theory, concepts and practices in an exciting and ever-changing career field. Students are prepared for careers as A+ Certified computer service technician, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), N+ Certified network technician, S+ Certified network technician or Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT).

Fast Facts

  • Job Projections: 12% growth in new jobs through 2022
  • Median U.S. Salary: The median U.S. salary in 2015 for a programmer was $79,530, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Education requirements: Although some employers require a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor's degree in a field related to computer or information science.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Students learn through a hands-on, project-based approach to mastering theory, concepts and practices in an exciting and ever-changing career field. Students learn through extensive real-life experiences in a newly designed lab equipped with the latest hardware, software and technology.

In both years of the program, students prepare for multiple, nationally recognized certification exams, including A+ computer service technician, N+, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and S+ network technician. Topics of study also include Microsoft network operating systems and Linux network operating systems such as Ubuntu. Qualified year-two students may choose to complete, through self-paced, instructor-supported and focused study, two to three of the following electives: fiber optics, copper wiring, wireless technology, security and voice.

Work experiences and internships build students skills and employability. Upon completion of the program, they may enter the workforce or pursue further education. Students interested in Computer & Network Technician/Information Technology must complete an application and interview process. Career information may be found at and

Follow this link to apply: Computer Network Technician/Information Technology application  (pdf)

Click here for the units of study.


College Articulation & Career Advancement

  • Fulton Montgomery Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • SUNY Cobleskill



Teacher: David Patzarian  (Learn more about him)

Integration teachers: Mike Hazaz and Anne-Marie Sheehan (English)  (Learn more about them)

Guidance couselor: Mary Lou Hamel (email Mary Lou)






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