Network Technician
You could be part of managing a company's central IT nervous system. As a network technician you will set-up the networks, protect them from cyber attacks and troubleshoot computer and network systems.   

Scholarship Opportunities

Multiple scholarship opportunities are available for recent high school graduates, veterans, career changers, and career advancers.
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Attention Philadelphia Residents

Philadelphia Works & NuPaths have partnered to offer eligible students full tuition funding for this career pathway.
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Network Technician Careers

In a world dependent on communication via computer networks, Network Technicians play a vital role. They install, maintain and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and data communication equipment. The Network Technician’s job also includes testing and configuring operating systems, repairing hardware, performing preventive maintenance and applying security measures to ensure that customer needs are met. As communication and collaboration across networks continues to grow, companies rely on network technicians to support the critical business applications that keep their organizations running effectively.
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CAREER TITLES: Operations Center Technician, Network Communications Technician, Computer Technician, IT Infrastructure Technician

Program Locations

This program is available online or in-person at our Harrisburg, PA or Philadelphia, PA campuses.

What Does the Program Look Like?

There are 3 courses, business skills workshops, 5 certifications, 8 college credits and 1 project in the program, totaling 214 hours of courses, labs and workshops.

Foundations in Information Technology

The course focuses on the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies.
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Client and Server Technician Fundamentals

Managing cloud services and storage with Microsoft Azure, along with monitoring and troubleshooting services is explored, along with the principles of installing, building, repairing, configuring, and troubleshooting desktop, laptop, and server computers.
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Network Installation, Security and Maintenance

Learn to design, implement, and analyze functional networks by configuring, managing, securing, and maintaining essential network devices.
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Earn 5 Industry Certifications


IT Fundamentals




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Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

Is A Career In Tech Right For You?

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Advantages of NuPaths

What makes NuPaths an excellent choice to help build the skills needed to take advantage of the high demand for tech employees?

Industry Recognized Certifications

You will learn the skills necessary to earn the industry certifications employers are looking for

Technology skills

Learn the foundational technology skills to start a career as a Network Technician

College Credits

Earn college credits to pursue a degree in the future

Job Search Assistance

Connect with employers and receive job search, resume writing and interview prep support

Business skills

Develop the communication, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence skills to be an effective member of an organization

Faculty from Industry

Gain real world experience by learning from instructors who work in the industry

Funding Opportunities

Don't let the cost of tuition hold you back from starting an exciting career in tech. NuPaths is here to help. We actively seek partnerships and grants to assist with tuition costs. You may also be eligible for funding support through workforce development boards, certain employers, and tuition loans.

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