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. 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. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
  • 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)
      • Master of Science in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Business Analytics
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
      • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - PC Maintenance and Repair
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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 Philosophy in Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

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

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Trident University

  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

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

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado State University Global

  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
  • M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

What is your highest level of education completed?

Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems

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Penn Foster

  • Career Diploma - PC Maintenance and Repair

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