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Computer Support Specialist


Computer support specialist programs prepare people to provide technical assistance and support to computer users.

Computer support specialist programs include topics such as:


Many career and technical schools as well as most community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in computer support specialist. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Very few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs in computer support. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

For this program, you should be comfortable using computers and the Internet. You should also be familiar with different operating systems.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many computer support technicians decide to become certified. There are several different types of certification, but usually you must complete course work in computer installation and repair and have at least six months work experience.


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Big Bend Community College

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Bellevue College

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Highline College

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Kitsap Area

Olympic College

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Spokane Falls Community College

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Clover Park Technical College

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Charter College--Vancouver

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Centralia College

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