Computer Support

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, this program will be provided online using distance learning technology.

Program Description

In just nine months, the Takoda Institute will prepare you for a career in technology support. Students will learn the concepts and skills needed to effectively maintain operating systems and networks and will be prepared for CompTIA exams and credentialing.


Upon graduation, students are qualified for entry-level technology careers working in positions like computer support specialist or help desk technician. Takoda’s career counselors will help you find employment in your field of study once you graduate.


Program length is 1,125 hours—900 instructional hours plus out-of-class projects, and writing assignments requiring an estimated 225 hours. Graduates earn a post-secondary certificate and 45 college credits. Typical cohort/class size is 20.

Most Takoda Institute students attend the college at no-cost due to grants and generous public & private scholarships.

Start Dates

Takoda’s vocational education programs start regularly. Class instruction is generally provided Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. The Computer Support program is offered on a quarterly schedule with the following start dates for the 2020-2021 academic year:


  • July 6, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
  • January 4, 2021
  • April 5, 2021
  • July 5, 2021

Placement and Career Path

Computer User Support Specialists are in the top 15% of in-demand jobs in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region with expected growth of 6.7% (Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, 2019).

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