IT-Computer Support Technician | Western Technical College

IT-Computer Support Technician

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

Hands-on learning in the Computer Support Technician program can lead you to employment as a level-one tech. You’ll learn the necessary skills to install, diagnose, and repair hardware and offer support to computer users in a business environment. The course covers networking, scripting, and server administration.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

IT-Computer Support Technician

This program will cost about $4,100* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

IT-Computer Support Technician 2016-2017 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding4
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week40
Median Hourly Wage$20.00
Hourly Wage Range$20.00 - $20.00
Median Annual Salary$41,600

Respondents in Related Occupations

No occupations reported.

Career Opportunities

Computer Specialist
Computer Technician
Data Entry Technician
Help Desk Technician/Specialist
Client Service Specialist

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Utilize appropriate application software to facilitate efficient business operations.
  • Provide entry level technical support for a Help Desk.
  • Set up and support a basic network.
  • Install, configure, and support computer hardware and operating systems.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, utilize time management skills, display initiative, and work cooperatively as part of an effective team.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Gainful Employment

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

IT-Computer Support Technician

Career Pathways

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