IT Professionals are Essential in an Online World
Train for an IT Career with Asher College
In today’s online world, IT professionals are essential. Even now, in the midst of a global pandemic, professionals in the IT field remain employed. Employment of IT professionals has remained steady, largely unaffected by the economic downturn COVID has caused. It actually appears the IT industry has boomed as a result of COVID-19! Now, more than ever, IT professionals are in high demand. With Asher College, you can learn the skills you need to enter this growing field in as little as 6-12 months. Read on to learn how you can train for an IT career with Asher College!
At Asher College, we offer the training programs students need to find success in today’s world. The business world today relies heavily on technology, and everyone, everywhere, relies on computers. IT professionals are experts in PC and networking technology, and their skills are in high demand, even during this time of economic uncertainty. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that employment of IT professionals is projected to continue to grow, adding thousands of well-paying jobs to the economy, despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This industry is adding well-paying jobs: the average income for network and computer systems administrators in September 2020 was $63,460, significantly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations (BLS 9/11/20).
If you are good with new technology, have excellent problem-solving skills, and are interested in a career in a field that is growing and that pays well, IT may be a good choice for you! At Asher College, we offer several IT career programs designed to offer students training for the critical skills they need to be successful in the IT industry. Each of Asher’s certificate programs can be completed in less than 12 months! Students also have the option to pursue a more comprehensive AAS degree program, which is achievable in as little as 18 months.
Asher’s IT career programs include:
- PC Technician, achievable in just 15 weeks
- PC Support Specialist, achievable in 6.5 months
- Network Support Specialist, achievable in 6 months
- Tech Support Specialist, achievable in just over 6 months
- Computer Network Technician, achievable in 9.5 months
- Computer Information Specialist, achievable in 11 months
In these IT programs, Asher students learn critical skills such as how to set up Internet connections and establish different types of networks like LAN (local area network) or WAN (wide area network). Students learn how to establish and keep routers and servers functioning, and, when systems malfunction, how to find solutions quickly without paralyzing the other computers and equipment in the network. Asher’s programs also teach the necessary interpersonal “soft skills” by showing students how to provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. At Asher, students benefit from quality courses taught by experienced faculty, and hands-on practical experience gained through on-campus labs and clinics.
Asher College is a CompTIA Academy Partner, which means all of our IT programs train students for important industry certifications. Professional certifications such as these are recognized throughout the industry and highly valued by employers. These certifications demonstrate to employers the level of your skills and training. Asher prepares students to test for the following certifications:
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals
- CompTIA A+ Certified Technician – Hardware and Software (two exams)
- CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional
- CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
- CompTIA Linux+
- Combinations of CompTIA certifications also can earn our students additional CompTIA “Stackable” certifications
- Microsoft Technology Associate – Networking Fundamentals
- Microsoft – Windows
- Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
- Cisco Certified Network Associate
With Asher, you can start earning your certifications while you are enrolled in your program. This means you can start earning a paycheck while you’re still in school!
If you are ready to gain the skills and certifications you need to be qualified to enter this growing industry, come to Asher College! In just a matter of months, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue rewarding positions in this essential industry. Don’t wait any longer, now is the time to invest in yourself and your skills. Asher has campus locations in Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Dallas, Texas. Contact us today to get started training with Asher for an essential IT career. Now is the time – Make it happen with Asher!