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Computers & Information Technology Schools

Computer vocational schools typically offer a mix of classes to help students better understand complex computer programs, such as Microsoft Office, accounting and financial software, medical billing and coding, or graphic design programs. On the other side, computer vocational schools may also offer instruction in specific computer fields such as information technology, computer repair, networking, computer support or server/database administration.

Computers Technology

Computer vocational schools may also offer training for careers in any number of technical fields, from working as entry-level computer support specialists to network and security technicians -- though more complex and technical jobs, such as computer programming or hardware engineering, require students to earn bachelor's degrees or higher from a four-year college or university.

Computer specializations

Computer vocational schools provide a broad base from which students can choose specializations. Study of technical subjects may include:

  • Information technology
  • Network management
  • Systems analysis
  • Video game design
  • Website design

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), demand is on the rise for well-trained computer specialists, programmers and network administrators and other related careers.

Certifications and degrees

Just a few decades ago, a bachelor's degree in computer science was the primary degree path for information technology (I.T.) majors. Now students can pursue study in a wide range of different technical careers. Computer schools typically offer diplomas or certificates of achievement, while some may offer associate or even bachelor's or master's degree programs. Many programs are campus based, but a growing number of I.T. technology programs are available through hybrid or online courses.

Educational requirements vary greatly, the BLS reports. For some entry-level careers, employers accept certificates or diplomas, while positions with a higher degree of responsibility require a minimum of a bachelor's degree and completion of advanced certification programs.

Salaries and Career Outlook for some computer fields

Salaries in computer fields also cover a wide range. Computer support specialists earned a national annual median wage of $46,620, the BLS reported in May 2013, while network support specialists earned $60,180 median during that same time frame.

CareerAnnual Median WageProjected Employment ChangeProjected 2012-2022 Growth
Computer Occupations79390651,30017.7
Computer Programmers7755028,4008.3
Computer and Information Systems Managers12764050,90015.3
Computer Systems Analysts82710127,70024.5
*This data is sourced from the 2013 BLS employment report (BLS.gov)

Of the 3.5 million workers employed in computer and mathematical occupations in May 2013, close to 1 million worked in computer design and related services. Areas with a strong technical presence -- Silicon Valley, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia -- employ the greatest number of computer workers.

Some students who study at computer vocational schools seek computer knowledge and skills so crucial in today's tech-driven world.

Sources:

Computer Network Support Specialists, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151152.htm

Computer User Support Specialists, Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151151.htm

Occupational Employment Statistics, National Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#15-0000

Computer Support Specialists, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 8, 2014 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm

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Programs : B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology - Business System Analysis, A.A. in Information Technology, and more.

Campus Locations :

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Phoenix: 2550 W. Union Hills Drive Phoenix, AZ 85027

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

West Des Moines: 6600 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Flowood: 120 Stone Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Flowood, MS 39232

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Lancaster: 1202 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs : Computer and Network Support Technician , and more.

Campus Locations :

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

Lowell: 211 Plain Street Lowell, MA 01852

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Allentown: 5151 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs : Computer Information Services, Computer Career - Networking, and more.

Campus Locations :

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.

Programs : Computer Information Science (Associate's), Computer Information Science (Bachelor's), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AAS in Information Technology, BSIT/ Information Systems Track - Multiplatform Software Development, AASIT - Multiplatform Software Development, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.

Programs : PhD - Information Technology General, BS - Information Technology General (ABET-accredited), BS - System Development: Mobile (ABET-accredited), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs : Computer Systems Technician (8-Month Diploma Program), and more.

Campus Locations :

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Fresno: 3602 N. Blackstone Ave., Suite 201 Fresno, CA 93726

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Rd. Suite 101 San Marcos, CA 92069

Chula Vista: 310 3rd Ave Suite C6/C7 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Anaheim: 401 W. Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801

Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Information Technology, AS (Online), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Campus & Online

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : BS - Network Management, AAS-Network Engineering, DIP - Network Technician, and more.

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Austin: 14200 N. Interstate Hwy. 35 Austin, TX 78728

Pensacola: 312 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 34 Pensacola, FL 32514

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs : Associate in Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Associate in Science in Applied Technical Studies, and more.

Campus Locations :

Warwick: 2500 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886

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