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Computer Technician

Do you find yourself drawn to the latest development of information technologies? Are you ready to take the next step in your career in information technology? With our Computer Technician Certification Program, you’ll be prepared with advanced knowledge of server operating systems, mobile communication, network standards, and working with LAN and WANs.

Students will also gain an understanding of the latest development of information technologies, including cloud computing, programming, mobile application development, Cisco routing, network security concepts and policies. The Computer Technician Certificate prepares students for careers in the areas of networking, computer service, programming and software development. Students will be able to complete this program within two semesters successfully.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to take the CompTIA and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exams. The skills gained through this certificate can be useful for computer technicians, network engineers or systems administrators.



This certificate is earned upon the completion of the two stackable Information & Communication Technology (ICT) certificates. 

  1. Computer Support Certificate
  2. Computer Technician Certificate
  3. CISCO Network Security Certificate
  4. Network Security Certificate 

Admission Requirements

The Computer Technician Certificate is a two-semester open-enrollment program, meaning there are no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which include completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit the campus. We have several  Explore Sandburg open houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

If you have any questions about the Computer Technician program or your next steps, please contact the Welcome Center at 309.345.3500 or  welcomecenter@sandburg.edu.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. For more information, please contact the Title IX coordinator at 309.341.5258 or the ADA/504 coordinator at 309.341.5262.

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Sample course schedule for the Computer Technician Certificate program

View the sample Schedule for the Computer Technician Certificate


Program format

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) courses are available online or in a multiple-modality format. Multiple-modality courses provide students with the option to sit in a traditional classroom, attend online or attend a scheduled class using Microsoft Teams.

Class formats

Sandburg offers courses in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of our students. To determine the formats for specific courses, please refer to our course schedule.

Regardless of the course format, you should have access to a reliable computer with broadband (high-speed) internet. All courses use online resources and require students to access course information through mySandburg. Accessing courses through a phone is discouraged. Both campuses have open computer labs for student use.

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Computer Technician Certificate cost sheet


To apply for financial aid, visit our   financial aid page  for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to see if you qualify for financial support. 

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Thanks to our generous donors, the   Carl Sandburg College Foundation  is able to award more than $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners, and returning students — everyone is eligible to apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Suvineetha Herath, Ph.D.
Information and Communication Technology Instructor

Andrea Jenkins
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Cynthia Johnson
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Linda Lee
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor

Jena Linkin
Information and Communication Technology Adjunct Instructor


Department of Career and Technical Education
2400 Tom L Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Sandburg Tech Squad

The Sandburg Tech Squad's mission is to actively participate and promote knowledge and skills within the information communication technology field throughout our club activities. Members work to become leaders and set examples for the community as professionals in valuing our lifelong learning process while helping and providing services to the whole campus community.

Advisor: Dr. Suvineetha Herath: 309.341.5269 | sherath@sandburg.edu

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Computer Technician Certificate

Please reference the Carl Sandburg College Academic Catalog for additional information.