Overview

Computer Technicians provide technical assistance to computer users and resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They also may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. 

The Computer Technician training program will teach you to answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems. You will learn to read technical manuals, confer with users, and conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance or user support. You will learn to set up equipment, perform the proper installation of cables, operating systems, and appropriate software. 

The average computer technician earns more than $21 an hour, and this program can put you on that career path in as little as a month. This program prepares you to obtain your CompTIA A+* and Network+* certifications, and puts you in the driver’s seat toward becoming a successful help desk technician, computer support specialist, information technology specialist, or network technician.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Take the following courses in the order below, starting with A+ IT Technician. Students must successfully complete these courses within a two-year period. The duration of this program is 1-2 months.

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
6.00 60

A+ IT Technician

Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building your own computer to take home after class, from the provided kit. An essential course for if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.

Online

ID: CEDST-528

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$2,499.00
6.00 60

Network +

Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.

Online

ID: CENET-747

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$4,498.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Field Service Technician

Field service technicians primarily perform hands-on repair, maintenance, and installation of personal computers, computer systems, software, printers, cables, and related equipment. Opportunities in these areas tend to be excellent as employers often report difficulty finding qualified applicants. With experience, computer systems technicians can advance to positions maintaining more sophisticated networking equipment, servers, and more sophisticated peripherals. Experienced workers may become specialists who help diagnose difficult systems problems or work with engineers designing equipment and maintenance procedures. Skilled technicians may also move into sales and customer service positions as well as management and supervisory positions.

Projected Job Growth

+4.2%

Average Annual Salary

$47,128

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Accounting Firms
  • Veterans Affairs Health System
  • Insurance Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Obtain CompTIA's A+ IT Certification and the Network+ Certification

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today's core technologies from security to cloud management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world.

Become a Desktop Server Administrator​

In as little as 1-2 additional months, you can prepare to take the CompTIA Cloud+ and Security+ certifications and be employable as a desktop server administrator or systems administrator.