Computer Support Specialist Major

Computer Support Specialist is a program that prepares individuals to provide technical assistance, support, and advice to computer users to help troubleshoot software and hardware problems.

Computer Support Specialist majors and degree programs includes instruction in computer concepts, information systems, networking, operating systems, computer hardware, the Internet, software applications, help desk concepts and problem solving, and principles of customer service.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Support Specialist (use the College Search feature and enter "computer support” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Support Specialist?

As a Computer Support Specialist, you will likely provide help and advice to computer users and organizations.  Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Support Specialist

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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