Computer Information Specialist: Career Diploma Description

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Do you wish to provide technical support for computer and network users? Then consider completing a Diploma Program as a Computer Information Specialist. Earning this diploma gives you an opportunity to obtain valuable skills through coursework in software installation, Linux and Macintosh operating systems, and managing databases. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Computer Information Specialist Diploma?

With technology evolving as quickly as it has been in recent years, a Computer Information Specialist Diploma is practically a requirement for obtaining jobs in the IT industry. Students who demonstrate the motivation and self-discipline to complete technical training will have better chances of impressing employers than those without any formal education.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook and Demand for Computer Information Specialists

Job availability for computer information specialists is expected to increase at a promising rate over the next several years.

Salary Information for Computer Information Specialists

Computer support specialists typically earn between $30,980 and $53,010 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov.

Degree Specifics

Computer Information Specialist Coursework Requirements

Students in a computer information specialist diploma program take courses that will allow them to become a computer problem-solver or troubleshooter for businesses and industries. In order to be a successful graduate and IT professional, the student of a Computer Information Specialist Diploma program must pass the following types of courses:

  • DOS/Windows Operating Systems
  • Server Maintenance
  • Hardware Diagnostics
  • Networking Concepts
  • Software Installation and Configuration

Computer Information Specialist Skills Learned

Businesses need specialists in the field of computers to perform many computer-related tasks essential to the functioning of their organization. It is therefore essential for students seeking a Computer Information Specialist Diploma to master the following skills:

  • Upgrade software programs per client requests
  • Researches information and provides technical support across a network
  • Provides security over a network system
  • Programming skills
  • Internet skills
  • Web site design skills
  • People skills
  • Communication skills

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Data Science
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
    Master's
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Data Science
      • Master of Science in Data Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Computer Science - Big Data Analytics (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: C.S. - Enterprise Information Systems
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • MS - Computer Science - Data Science
      • MBA Data Analytics
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Security Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • BS - Business Administration Data Analytics
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Data Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • Master of IT: Project Management
      • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
  • AASIT: Network Admin

Which subject are you interested in?

Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

What is your highest level of education completed?

Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)

What is your highest level of education?

Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • MBA - Computer and Information Security
  • MBA - Applied Computer Science

What is your highest level of education?

Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Computer Science - Big Data Analytics (Executive Format)
  • MS - Computer Science - Data Science
  • BS - Business Administration - IT

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