PC Support Technician: Diploma Coursework Summary

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In deciding to earn your diploma as a PC Support Technician, you will be keeping up-to-date with the latest computer technology, making yourself more marketable in an ever-growing field. A diploma program as a PC Support Technician will teach you the basic coursework in troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing computers, applications and programs. You can go on to find an entry-level position as a PC Support Technician or other computer support position. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree as a PC Support Technician?

As most all businesses rely on computers these days for day-to-day operations, you will be most valuable with a degree as a PC Support Technician to businesses that are looking for professionals in the field. With an understanding of computer components, applications, and networking, you will be the go-to person for troubleshooting or basic maintenance and running of business computer systems.

Career Possibilities for PC Support Technicians

Occupational Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for PC Support Technicians will increase rapidly over the next seven years with the best jobs going to individuals with additional training and expertise.

Salary Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that in 2004, the U.S. national average salary for computer support specialists, including PC Support Technicians was between $40,000 and $42,000 a year.

Degree Specifics for PC Support Technicians

Coursework Required

When you graduate with a degree as a PC Support Technician, you will have acquired the basic skills for finding entry-level work. Specific courses may include:

  • Basics in Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Database Set-Up and Management
  • Spreadsheet Introduction
  • Introduction to Networking

Skills You Will Learn

Graduates of a PC Support Technician program will learn basic computer skills. In addition, the will have the skills to:

  • Utilize PC hardware and software applications
  • Troubleshoot PC applications, networks, and other devises
  • Perform basic networking functions for business

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