Computer Information Specialist: Career Diploma Description

About this article
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. Kaplan University

    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
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in IT in Business
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BSIT: Database Management
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology with a concentration in software application development
      • MS in Data Analytics
      • MBA in Business Intelligence
      • MS in Cyber Security with a concentration in IT management
      • MS Information Technology
      • MS Information Technology: Internet Security Concentration
    Bachelor's
      • BS Computer Science
      • BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science Information Technologies - Des
      • BS in Data Analytics
      • BS Information Technologies w/conc in Database Administration
      • BS Management Information Systems - IT Mgmt
  • Online Programs Available
    3. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
      • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
      • Bachelor's - Network Security
    Associate's
      • Associate's - Network Security
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Government Analytics
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Intelligence
      • Post-Master's Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics
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    5. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Technology and Skilled Trades
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Information Systems
    Bachelor's
      • BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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 Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
    Master's
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Data Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. Everest

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate's - Computer Information Science
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
    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 Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • BS in Business Admin. - Business Intelligence
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • Master - Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in IT in Business
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MS in Information Technology with a concentration in software application development
  • MS in Data Analytics
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology

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ECPI University

  • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
  • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
  • Associate's - Network Security

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Science in Government Analytics
  • Certificate in Intelligence
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics

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Lincoln Tech

  • Technology and Skilled Trades

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Ashford University

  • MBA - Information Systems
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Information Systems

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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

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Everest

  • Associate's - Computer Information Science

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