IT - Computer Support Specialist

IT - Computer Support Specialist

Degree Type

61-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-154-3

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

Evening

Computer support specialists install equipment, assist users with technology or software issues, troubleshoot when problems arise and serve as a resource for end-users. Gain skills in problem solving, team building, service management and interpersonal communication. Become proficient at installing and updating computer operating systems and working with hardware and networks.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2023 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2023
  • Complete checklist items by January 9, 2023

Summer 2022 Start

  • Submit application by May 23, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by May 31, 2022

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop
  • 500GB SSD external hard drive

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you are a tech-savvy problem-solver, then a career in computer support might be right for you! Those who work in this field must be good listeners, have strong customer service skills and be patient, especially when helping end users walk through steps needed to remedy a problem.

  • Computer Support Technician
  • IT Service Desk Analyst
  • Support Technician
  • Software Trainer
  • End-User Support Specialist

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$42,600 – $68,300 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Leverage current industry-standard software solutions, including Microsoft Desktop and Server operating systems, Microsoft Office, Apple IOS, Microsoft 365 and Azure, Scrum Framework and ServiceNow.

2

Prepare for Microsoft Windows and Server, ServiceNow and CompTIA A+ certifications.

3

Earn two degrees in three years by combining IT Computer Support Specialist with IT - Network Specialist. Learn more.

IT - Computer Support Specialist

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Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Accounting Pathway

Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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High School Dual Credit

Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields while earning college credits.

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Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Carroll UniversityBS Information TechnologyUp to 64
UW-MilwaukeeBS Information Science & Technologyup to 62
UW-StoutBS Information and Communication Technologiesup to 60
UW-WhitewaterBS Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations EmphasisFull Program - Block Transfer
UW-WhitewaterBS Computer ScienceFull Program - Block Transfer
College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing, Credits Vary, 20% tuition discount
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Scienceup to 80, and 20%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBA/BS in Business Management & Leadership50-70

 

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