Computer and IT support specialists repair, troubleshoot, build and upgrade the computers, networks and other high-tech devices that we use every day. They’re the people you turn to when you run into technical problems you just can’t solve on your own. They can help you replace a part or install new hardware or software. They can set up new equipment and get you connected a network. They can answer questions or help guide you in resolving a problem on your own.
But, other people can benefit from Computer Information Systems courses, as well. Virtually every occupation in the current economy interacts with computers in one way or another. Basic computer literacy is a must in today’s economy, and the right kind of in-depth business support training can be incredibly useful.
Any person, company or organization that uses computers is occasionally going to face technical challenges. Tech companies, retail stores and many other kinds of businesses and organizations employ people with varying levels of skill and experience to troubleshoot and fix problems behind the counter, in the office or in the field. Some turn to outside support services when the need arises. Others employ in-house IT departments.
Check out our online Career Coach for more information about becoming a computer support specialist, like how many jobs are available in the area and how much they typically pay. You can also use it to learn more about other jobs you could get after gaining more education or experience, like Network Support Specialist.
And, of course, the more training and experience you have with the hardware and software you use, the more competitive and qualified you are in any field.
It doesn’t matter if you want to build custom computers from scratch or just learn how to send an email; we’ve got you.
If you’re not as comfortable with computers as you’d like to be, our Introduction to Computers course will help get you up-to-speed.
We can also help experienced professionals upgrade their resumes and get more out of industry-standard software with in-depth classes on Microsoft Word, Access and Excel. Most people who use these programs every day have no idea how powerful they really are. Learning the deeper ins-and-outs can put you ahead of the game.
In our IT Essentials course, you can get ready for entry-level repair, support and upgrade jobs by learning hands-on how to put a computer together, get it running, install an operating system and other software, and then take it all apart, again. Our lab is full of routers, servers and brand-new computers just for that.
You can even learn how to do basic programming and web administration.
And, students in our Cisco-sponsored courses (CIS-101, CCT-275 and BOT-242) get free eBooks, 50% discounts on IT industry certification exams, and free access to Cisco learning materials on topics like cybersecurity and coding. They also get to take field trips to places like Salesforce, Oracle and the largest cybersecurity conference in the world. They also visit key technological achievements, like one of the fastest computers in the world.
But most importantly, while you’re here, you’ll have the support of caring teachers and counselors, a career center, and students just like yourself, who want to see you succeed. We are with you all the way.