Computer Operations Certificate

Program Description

Computer operators oversee the operation of computer hardware systems, ensuring that these machines are used as efficiently and securely as possible. The Computer Operations Certificate Program at Bramson ORT College is designed to provide students with first-hand knowledge of the software, hardware, and operations of computer systems and networks.

The Computer Operations Certificate will provide students with a well-rounded education in computer technology and information systems, and the basic fundamental knowledge, skills and training necessary to be successful computer operations technicians. The acquired knowledge from Bramson ORT College can also be applied to an array of certifications like CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

Credits obtained by students while in the Computer Operations Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

Click here to read the Gainful Employment Disclosure Data for the Computer Operations Certificate.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Computer Operations: 439011.

Program Summary Chart


Computer Operations Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Computer Operations Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

Computer Operations
12 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS101 Introduction to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS131 Computer Systems I
3 Credits
CS132 Computer Networks I
3 Credits
ES110 Basic Electronics and Computers I
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
9 Credits
Elective Major Courses - Select credits from the list of Computer Information Systems Elective Courses (9 credits must be chosen from Computer Language Electives)
Liberal Arts Courses
9 Credits
Required Liberal Arts
General Education Courses
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (select two)
6 Credits
  Select 2 credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.  

Career Outlook

Computer operators are responsible for installing and configuring local data communications; and operating and maintaining routers, hubs, modems, switches, and other network services. A computer operator can focus on system administration, data recovery or information systems.

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Operations
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Repair Specialist
  • System Operator
  • Console Operator

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Computer Operators. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Computer Operator


    Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

    Computer Operator


    Management of Companies and Enterprises

    Computer Operator


    Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

    Computer Operator


    Computer Systems Design and Related Services