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This program is part of the Computer Information Systems Department.
Tech support and IT support are on the front lines of business’ and organizations’ technology – and responsible for ensuring their hardware, software, and networks are operating at optimal performance. If you are a creative problem-solver who enjoys computers and working with people, consider enrolling in the Desktop Support program to learn the skills that can help you be competitive in the job market and successful in tech support or IT support.
This hands-on program offers basic IT training in solving today’s high-tech problems in desktop computers, printers, mobile devices, networks, popular applications, and operating systems – employing the very latest innovations while preparing you to adapt to changes that are still on the drawing board. You will learn about computer and network technologies, with special emphasis on data networks, network components, and network use. Upon completing this program, you will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Linux+ certification exams, paving the path for a career in tech support or IT support.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
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Successful completion of a certificate within the Desktop Support program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Computer Network Support Specialists
$61,288 Show expanded career information for Computer Network Support Specialists
$77,925 Show expanded career information for Computer Operators
Computer User Support Specialists
$48,503 Show expanded career information for Computer User Support Specialists
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
$36,323 Show expanded career information for Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Information Security Analysts
$102,495 Show expanded career information for Information Security Analysts
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$80,551 Show expanded career information for Network and Computer Systems Administrators
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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Resources For You
Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the forms below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA forms, you must be an MCC student and have an MEID.
- Prior Learning Assessment for Apple Certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment for CompTIA Certifications