Computer and Network Technology

Computer and Network Technology

Get the Skills to Begin a Career in Computer and Network Technology in as few as 12 Months

With computer networking training you can become an important member of an IT team! The Computer and Network Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute can prepare you to work on computers and their networks in a variety of settings. We can help you acquire the skills you'll need to install, configure and maintain the computer systems which are so vital to modern day business and life.

Program Details

  • Program offered at: Rocky Hill CT, Stratford, CT, Waterbury CT and Brockton, MA, Chicopee, MA, Worcester, MA
  • Program length: 12 months
  • Credit Hours: 64
  • Graduates earn a diploma

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: August 16, 2021

At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Class Schedule

All courses in the Computer and Network Technology program are delivered online.

Computer and Network Technology online instruction is primarily asynchronous, with assignments and homework accessible 24 hours a day/seven days per week through the Learning Management System (LMS). Some courses within the program also include online lab simulations. Students will need to reserve approximately 25-30 hours per week for educational activities and study.

Course Listings

Term 1
Computing Infrastructure 1001
Computer Software Applications 1002
Term 2
Operating Systems and Security 1003
Cloud Computing 1008
Term 3
Networking Fundamentals 1005
Network Security 1006
Term 4
Server Fundamentals 1007
Alternative Operating Systems 1004


Tuition Cost: $24,995
Additional Fees: $4,505

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Why PCI?

If you’re already good with computers and like solving some real world puzzles, here are just a few reasons to get your computer networking training at Porter and Chester Institute:

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Job Outlook: 
Computers are everywhere and they all need to be set up, maintained and fixed when things go wrong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs as a computer support specialist are expected to grow 8% through 2029. And our computer training classes will teach you the training you need to work in fields like business, education, healthcare, finance and much more!

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Concrete Skills: 
You’ll be trained to install computer hardware and software. You’ll learn all about operating systems, networking interface components, cabling and connectivity. You’ll learn how to connect computers to company intranets and the Internet and how to maintain, test, evaluate and perform routine updates to them and their networks. You’ll also learn the importance of network administration and security and how to help companies run and protect their data.

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Hands-on Training: 
The hallmark of all our programs is hands-on learning. Your work station will replicate what you might find in the field and you’ll get to learn by doing –not just from reading about theories in a book.

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The computer networking technology training you receive will help prepare you for certification in A+, MCP and Network+, which are the nationally recognized standards of leading IT employers.

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Soft Skills: 
In addition to computer knowledge, you’ll learn how to present yourself as a professional in today’s work environment. We’ll teach you what it means to be a good employee in a real world setting.

Is a Career in Computer Technology Right for You?

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