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IT: Technology Support Technician - Technical Diploma

This one-year technical diploma emphasizes problem solving using microcomputer hardware and software facilities including command line environment and Windows operating systems, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. As a graduate, you may choose a career as an IT consultant, providing one-on-one problem solving to computer users, or work as a computer sales representative.

Program Code: 311546
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Area of Study: Information Technology

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $4,892, Books: $773, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$5,665

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

101543, Computer Support Specialist - IT

Some credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:

Computer Support, 901542

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to transcripts@nwtc.edu
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the IT: Technology Support Technician Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 31
  • Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in English Composition 1 to enroll in Technical Reporting.
  • The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop attractive and effective slide shows using PowerPoint presentation software.
  • Develop professional letters and reports using Word document processing software.
  • Develop professional and user-friendly spreadsheets using Excel spreadsheet software.
  • Develop computer programs to perform common business functions using the Visual BASIC programming language.
  • Perform common help desk and end-user support functions using current technologies and protocols.
  • Install, configure, and maintain computer hardware and peripherals.
  • Perform basic computer system functions and operations using the command line and shell scripts.
  • Configure and administer common microcomputer operating systems.
  • Automate Windows operations using common operating system scripting languages.

What careers are in my future?

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • IT Consultant: provides one-on-one problem solving for users.
  • Computer Sales Representative: makes customer calls, establishes customer contacts, identifies customer needs, and prepares proposals.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • IT Trainer
  • Network Assistant
  • Computer Support Certifications such as, A+, Security +, Project+, CI3, HDI Desktop Support Specialist, HDI Support Center Analyst, Microsoft Certified Professional

What else do I need to know about the program?

Industry Credentials

With additional education students may obtain Technology Support Certifications such as, A+, Security +, Project+, CI3, HDI Desktop Support Specialist, HDI Support Center Analyst, Microsoft Certified Professional.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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