Digital Processing Systems and Networking


The mission of the Digital Processing Systems and Networking Program is to prepare the student for entry into the computer operations field. The course seeks to equip the student with the skills, attitudes, and work habits needed by those entering the computer field.

Computers are everywhere!  With the ever changing technology in today's society, it's almost impossible not to know how to operate a computer.  Listed below are some of the topics covered in our Computer Information Technology Program:

   Windows, MAC, and Linux Operating Systems   
   Microsoft Office Suite                
   Troubleshoot, Maintain, & Repair Computers
   Windows Server and Networking                       


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,405.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $615.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
PC Operator432Certificate
Desktop Technician864Certificate
IT Specialist1296Diploma
Digital Processing Systems and Networking2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242

Job Duties

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,020

Current job openings per year: 460


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Orientation & Computer Safety
Microsoft Word
Introduction to Computer Concepts & Literacy
Windows Operating System
Communications WWW and Internet
Advanced Computer Concepts & Literacy
Microsoft Excel
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Microsoft PowerPoint
MAC Operating System
Electrical Circuits
PC Hardware/Basic Assembly
Computer Technician Fundamentals
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Operating Systems Technology
PC Troubleshoot, Maintain & Repair
Operating Systems Troubleshooting
Windows, Networks, & Mobile Devices
Security, Printing, Linux & MAC
Basic Network Systems
TCP/IP & Routing
Physical Layer Devices & Media
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Secure Communications & Wireless
Securing & Monitoring a Network
Network Services & Design
Network Implementation & Troubleshooting
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
MAC OS Troubleshooting
Apple Hardware: Troubleshoot, Maintain & Repair
Computer Technician Practicum I
Computer Technician Practicum II


CompTIA A+
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Books and Supplies Lists


Teresa Townley
731-644-7365 x 137
Joseph Jones
731-644-7365 x148
Yaritza Pagan
731-644-7365 x137

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