IT Computer Support Specialist

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-154-3
  • Offering: Online, In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the IT Computer Support Specialist degree

Description

This program prepares you for industry-sought certifications, including CompTIA’s A+, Network +, Security+ and Mobility+ Device Administrators (iOS, Android and Windows), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows Desktop, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (MCITP), Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP), HDI-SCA, HDI-DST and ITIL Foundation.

Computer support specialists are in high demand locally and throughout the United States. Typical job titles include junior help desk technician, junior support specialist, Apple support specialist, mobile device support specialist, desktop support specialist and IT field technician.

You can earn the IT Computer Support Technician, IT Help Desk Support Specialist and IT User Support Technician technical diplomas on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: The hands-on activities use state-of-the-art technologies. Keys to your success in the program are effective people interaction skills, analytical problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and in a team setting, and good written and oral communications skills. Find more information about the program at matcitsupport.org.


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IT Computer Support Technician

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Level 2 - Service Center Technician

This certificate provides preparation for CompTIA's Network+ and Security+ certifications, HDI's Support Center Analyst and Desktop Support Technician, as well as ITIL. Students acquire the skills necessary for Level 2 - Service Center support.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum


Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195 Written Communication ^  ↑ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
ITSUP-101 Computer Information Systems Fundamentals ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-109 Microsoft Office for IT Professionals ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-111 CompTIA A+ Software Support ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-140 Support Center Analyst (HDI-SCA, HDI-DST, ITIL) ^ *  ↑  3
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
ITNET-101 Network Communications (Network+) ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-102 CompTIA A+ Essentials ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-177 Introduction to IT Projects, Teamwork and Self-Management  ↑  3
ITSUP-197 Business Data Analytics 3
ITSUP-150 Mobile Device Repair and Support *  ↑  3
ITSUP-152 Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP) *  ↑  3
ITSUP-155 IT Career Skills ^  ↑  3
MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
3
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course
3
ELECTIVES (Three credits needed)
Suggested electives include:
ITSUP-156, ITDEV-150, ITNET-112
3
ITSEC-124 Network Security (Security+) ^  ↑  3
ITSUP-106 Linux Support 1
ITSUP-153 Mobile Device Administration *  ↑  3
ITSUP-198 Computer Support Specialist Internship ‡  ↑  1
ITSUP-199 Integrated Project - Computer Support Specialist  ↑  1
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
TOTAL CREDITS 60

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the IT Computer Support Technician technical diploma.
↑  Counts toward earning the IT Help Desk Support Specialist technical diploma.
* Counts toward earning the IT User Support Technician technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Assoicate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Manage information technology hardware
  • Manage software
  • Support computer networks
  • Provide end-user support
  • Solve information technology problems
  • Demonstrate customer service skills as an IT professional

Career Outlook

IT support specialists are in high demand.

Possible Careers

Junior Help Desk Technician
Junior Support Specialist
Apple Support Specialist
Mobile Device Support Specialist
Network Technician
Desktop Support Specialist
IT Field Technician

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra.

Scholarships

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Last updated: 05/05/2021