Computer Support

What Can I Do With A Certificate In Computer Support?

The Computer Support Certificate Program provides a technical education for individuals interested in pursuing entry-level positions in the information technology industry. The explosion of computer information technology continues to fuel a high demand for computer support specialists. The program curriculum includes course topics covering computer hardware, operating systems, software development, Internet technologies, networking, telecommunications, and application software. Technical classes are delivered using a lab-based, project-oriented, hands-on approach. Soft skills involving problem-solving, business organization structure, customer service, and writing are emphasized.

The program partners with the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in offering the industry-based A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves technical competence to employers. CompTIA A+ certified technicians are recognized as having excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. Academically prepared students can complete this Certificate of Applied program and CompTIA A+ industry certification in one year. All credits earned in the program fulfill partial requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Computer Technology through The University of Montana.

A Sample of Related Occupations

  • Computer System Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Systems Administrators