Desktop Technician

399 hours
18 - 36 weeks
11 - 22 hours
per week

Learn to manage and secure computers and basic network infrastructures, including fundamental computer and network theories such as computer system models, operating systems, safety procedures, network infrastructures and architectures, and security threats and mitigation.

Receive the Desktop Technician certificate by completing three courses:

  • COMP 612 Hardware Service Technician
  • COMP 608 Basic Network Configuration
  • COMP 640 Windows Operating Systems
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Desktop Technician Orientation

At this time, you can attend a virtual orientation through any of these campuses. Please check all campus links below to sign up for the earliest orientation that fits your schedule. If you sign up for an orientation and do not receive an email with a Zoom link by 24 hours before the orientation, please email with the date, time, and title (Desktop Technician) of the orientation you signed up for.

Possible Career Paths

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist $21-34/hr.
  • Computer User Support Specialist $16-27/hr
  • Computer Systems Administrator $24-37/hr.

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