The Lee College Computer Maintenance Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment into computer associated electronic careers. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in electronics fundamentals and a background in digital systems. Both a certificate of completion and an associate of applied science degree are available.
Graduates of this program may be employed as Computer Support Specialists, Field Service Representatives, Research and Laboratory Technicians, and frequently as Computer and Networking Engineers. Some of the work tasks may include technical assistance, support, design, and testing of computers and network systems.
Actual work settings depend on the type of work of specialty of the technician or computer engineer. Job opportunities exist in manufacturing companies, public utilities, business and engineering consulting firms, and government agencies.
According to Texas Workforce, Computer Maintenance Specialists are projected to be the fastest growing and rank among the top 20 in the number of new jobs created over the 1998-2008 period with a growth rate of 68 percent.
The average salary range for this occupation in Texas varies from $39,000 to $51,500, with an annual average wage of $62,000.
The Annual Student and Adult Learner Follow-Up System Report of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shows that 89 percent of the students completing the Computer Maintenance Technology Program were employed in the field.