Computer Technical Support Specialist

 

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Program Overview

The Computer Technical Support Specialist degree, offered as part of WNCC's Business Technology Program, prepares the student for entry into entry-level to mid-level positions. The curriculum is intended for students desiring to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. This program is available on our Alliance, Scottsbluff and Sidney campuses.

Objectives

  • Provide career options for students who desire to enter the labor market immediately upon graduation with an associate degree.
  • Provide theory, concepts, and procedures in the areas of business, accounting, and computer technology.
  • Provide general education courses that supplement the major area of study.
  • Allow students to acquire, develop, and apply both academic knowledge and practical skills.
  • Provide students an opportunity to learn basic skills in areas of business, accounting, and computer technology as a foundation for further studies.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to participate in an internship that integrates theoretical concepts with practical experience.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts in Business Technology - Computer Technical Support Specialist Option

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Computer Support Specialists with at least an associate's degree was $48,900 per year. Growth in jobs for computer programmers for the decade 2012- 2022 was projected to be 17%, faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm)

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