This program trains students to provide technical support necessary for computer networks in a business environment. Skill development includes the fundamentals of data processing, data communications, network protocol, hardware, and operating systems. Hardware skills include selection, installation, configuration, repair, and maintenance of computer and data communications equipment. Operating systems may include the most current versions of DOS, Windows, UNIX, and Novell. Areas of knowledge also will encompass client/server architecture, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs).