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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
      • BS - Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
      • Master's in Business Administration/Cybersecurity
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity
      • M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    4. 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
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • 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
    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor'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
    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 Philosophy in Computer Science
    Master's
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Data Science
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
      • 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
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Business Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Walden University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Technology
  • BS in Computer Information Systems
  • AS in Computer Information Systems

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • M.S. in Business Analytics

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Purdue University Global

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

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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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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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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