Computer Hardware Technician
|Overview:||Repair, maintain, and install computer hardware such as peripheral equipment and word processing systems.|
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Computer Programming Track
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Software Track
|Job Outlook:||Employment of computer hardware technician is expected to grow more slowly than average through 2018 due to foreign competition in computer hardware manufacturing. Growth is expected to take place in computer systems design.|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.