Internet Specialist: Diploma Program Summary

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An Internet specialist diploma qualifies you for an entry-level job as a computer support technician, web site designer, or similar job. Courses for this diploma include program design and development, web site design, Java basics, and networking. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get an Internet Specialist Diploma?

As one of the largest industries in terms of growth, the information technology field will produce a bevy of jobs in the coming years. Because of the technical nature of the industry, the best positions will go to those with the most training, education and experience. An Internet specialist diploma is an excellent way to get all three, and will show to employers that you are qualified to be an Internet specialist professional.

Career Opportunities

Those who graduate with an Internet specialist diploma go on to hold positions at a wide variety of organizations. Any business or organization that has an Internet component needs people who are versed in the ways of the Internet and can provide support. Internet specialists work at schools, government organizations, businesses, and many more organizations.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, the employment of computer support technicians and similar occupations will increase faster than the national average until at least the year 2014, as businesses and organizations continue to move their operations to the online world.

Salary Information

The median annual income for computer support technicians in May of 2004 was around $40,000, according to the BLS.

Diploma Specifics

Courses

Coursework for an Internet specialist diploma typically contains the following:

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Design Fundamentals
  • Networking Basics
  • HTML Programming
  • Web Site Design

Skills You Will Learn

While studying for an Internet specialist diploma, you will learn such skills as programming in HTML and Java, designing and creating web sites, writing basic programs to be embedded in web sites, installing and maintaining a computer network, and other skills.

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology 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
    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
    9. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

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

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
  • BSIT: Network Admin
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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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?

Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Information Systems
  • BS: Computer Science
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)

What is your highest level of education?

Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
  • Networking Systems Certificate

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Christian University

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

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