Printed on 8/18/2019
Computer Support Specialist
Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
Financial Aid Eligible
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
With this degree you’ll be the “go to” IT professional in your organization. As a computer support specialist, you work with freestanding and networked desktop computers. Your job is to deliver the productivity and efficiency promised by computer hardware and software manufacturers. Learn to analyze information needs and identify alternative hardware and software solutions. You’ll gain skills to plan and develop application systems, implement the systems, and train others to use them effectively. You’ll master a variety of operating systems and software applications, as well as computer hardware. With the knowledge and skills you acquire in this program, you’ll be prepared to support, monitor and maintain a variety of computing devices.
Computer Support Technician
Desktop Support Specialist
Help Desk Specialist
PC Support Specialist
Technical Support Specialist
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about
based on current tuition and fees.
Textbooks will cost about $2,393.35*.
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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Computer Support Specialist
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* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.
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An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- 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.
1st and 2nd term classes of this program are offered at both the Appleton and Oshkosh campuses.
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