(9 month program)
The Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding and technical proficiency related to the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer design and information processing.
Program graduates are competent in the concepts and skills needed to support computers and networks. Upon completion, students are qualified for entry level employment as a Computer Support Specialist.
Program length is 1125 hours—900 instructional hours plus out-of-class projects, and writing assignments requiring an estimated 225 hours. Typical cohort/class size is 20.
Placement and Career Path
The High Demand Careers program at Takoda Institute is focused on training in two high-growth areas, one of which is the Computer Support Specialist in health care and business sectors. According to a study by Robert Half International, 51% of employers plan to add IT staff over the coming year, many of which will be help-desk jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is estimated to be a 14% increase in job openings for Computer Support Specialists nationwide.. This is also considered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to be a high-pay area as well.