Computer and Network Technology

Computer and Network Technology

We offer two great options 100% online and on-ground at select locations

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 in as few as 12 months. And we've just reduced tuition for this program!

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Fast Facts

You can choose from two education delivery options currently offered at select campuses:

  1. Online Program – 100% online
  2. On-Ground Program - Lectures and labs on campus
    Projected* to be offered at: Waterbury CT and Chicopee MA
    *On-ground availability is anticipated for classes beginning 10/24/22. Should on-ground classes not be available, students could begin the program following the online delivery schedule.
  • Graduates earn a diploma
  • Program Length: 12 months

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Licenses, Certifications, Credentials

Students are able to sit for the following credentialing exams as part of their program:

  • CompTIA A+ 1 and 2
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Cloud +

Your first test fees are included in the cost of the program.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: October 24, 2022

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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Delivery of Online Instruction

  • Classes are 100% online, to be completed on your own schedule
  • You'll need to reserve 25-30 hours per week for educational activities and study
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems and laptop

Delivery of On-ground Instruction

Classes in the on-ground option meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at select campuses only.

Is a Career in Computer Technology Right for You?

Take the "PCI Computer Technology Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.
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How Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

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Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Career Services

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 6% through 2031. 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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Certifications: 
The Computer and Network Technology program prepares students to sit for CompTIA A+ 1 and 2, CompTIA Network +, and CompTIA Cloud + certifications.

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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.