Wednesday – January 16, 2019

IT User Support Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Information Technology Career Cluster

All campuses
Program Code: 30-154-6


For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview — Receive Apple support training, along with mobile device repair and administration, through this 12-credit program.

The coursework will prepare you for Apple ACSP, CompTIA’s Mobility+ and HDI-SCA, HDI-DST, and ITIL Foundation industry-standard certifications. 

Find more information about the program at


Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the IT Computer Support Specialist associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of IT computer support specialists is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than average for all occupations. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is projecting a statewide demand for computer support specialists through 2020. Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud-computing technology.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Utilize soft skills and customer service skills to help end-users troubleshoot issues
  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve end-user issues
  • Administer and support iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Note: For program success, students need knowledge of computer fundamentals.


IT Computer Support Pathway: Learn how you can use MATC's IT Computer Support Pathway to start with a one-semester certificate to progress to higher educational credentials or get hired for an IT Computer Support job in the Milwaukee area. 

Student Testimonials: Learn what students are saying about MATC's IT Computer Support Specialist program at

Possible Careers
IT Support Technician
Technical Coordinator
System Administrator


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students






(1)  ITSUP-150

Mobile Device Repair and Support



(1)  ITSUP-152

Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP)



(1)  ITSUP-153

CompTIA Mobility+ (iOS, Android, Windows)



(1)  ITSUP-140

Support Center Analyst (HDI-SCA, HDI-DST, ITIL)










Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

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


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