Computer Hardware Technician
|Overview:||Repair, maintain, and install computer hardware such as peripheral equipment and word processing systems.|
|Duties:||Converse with customers to determine details of equipment problems. Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts. Travel to customers' stores or offices to service machines or to provide emergency repair service. Reinstall software programs or adjust settings on existing software to fix machine malfunctions. Advise customers concerning equipment operation, maintenance, or programming. Test new systems to ensure that they are in working order. Assemble machines according to specifications, using hand or power tools and measuring devices. Operate machines to test functioning of parts or mechanisms. Maintain records of equipment maintenance work or repairs. Install and configure new equipment, including operating software or peripheral equipment.|
|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 in this field is projected to grow 2% to 4% from 2014 to 2024, which is slightly slower than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|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.