When your computer goes down, who do you call? The information technologist (IT) is everyone’s hero when our technology goes on the fritz, whether we work in an office or study at home. IT keeps businesses and institutions running by supporting and/or managing computer networks, analyzing, testing, problem-solving, and evaluating local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). OCC Career Advantage offers a network professional program, along with a few other specialized certificates that will help you enter or advance as a professional in this crucial, and exploding career field. Start building the skills you need to be the company hero – read on to learn more about your options.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • A+ Certification Preparation
  • Network & Communications Technologies
  • VMware View
  • VMware vSphere
  • Information & Storage Management

Did you know?

There are currently about 4 million jobs in IT, and the sector is expected to generate an additional 488,500 jobs through 2024,
according to the Association for Career Technical Education.

Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in information technology. Or build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field.

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Network Professional

Be prepared to design, implement, troubleshoot and repair converged networks. This skillset is highly viable for jobs as network administrators, network engineers, technical/desktop support technicians, system administrators, and help desk technicians/analysts.

Network Technician

Learn how to design and implement a converged network. These skills are needed by professionals in information and communication technologies to support the converged network that carries voice, data, image, and video traffic. 

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Learn how to design, implement, troubleshoot and repair virtual hardware and software. This includes servers, networks, storage, data centers and cloud solutions. These skills needed by professionals in information and communication technologies to develop and support virtualization, cloud computing and datacenter and cloud storage.

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Information Technology Security 

Acquire the skills needed by professionals in information and communication technologies to prevent, discover, and resolve network security incidents.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
Cindy Voss
Cindy Voss
Counselor, Technology