Computer Technology

Computer Support Specialist

Overview

  • Computer Support Specialists provide support to people and organizations using computers, software and connected IT equipment.

  • Responsibilities may include supporting business and productivity software, providing direct user support in person or from a remote location, recommending changes or updates in programming, and developing and maintaining technical documentation.

  • Along with troubleshooting and providing timely technical support, a high level of customer service is required in solving the complex technical issues regularly handled by a Computer Support Specialist.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $59,090.  The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $46,420 in May 2012.  Source

Computer Information Technology
Central Lakes College

Computer Information Technology
North Central Texas College

Computer Science
Pine Technical & Community College

Computer Support Technician 
Ridgewater College

Computer Support Technician Diploma    
Ridgewater College

Computer Programmer

Overview

  • Computer programmers write code and create software programs.  They turn the program designs made by software developers into instructions that a computer can follow.

  • Programmers use computer languages such as C++, Java or Python, to write source code used to automate specific computer operations.

  • The computer programmer often rewrites, debugs, maintains and tests software and programs that instruct the computer to accomplish certain tasks more efficiently.

The median annual wage for computer programmers was $74,280 in May 2012.  Source

Computer Programming   
Pine Technical & Community College

Computer Programmer                                   
Ridgewater College

Computer Programmer Diploma                  
Ridgewater College

Java Computer Programmer Certificate     
Ridgewater College