Computer Support Technology
OverviewThe Computer Support Technology Certificate program prepares students to install, operate, troubleshoot and support computer network systems. You will receive extensive hands-on training in laboratory and computer simulation exercises to develop the skills and operational competence required for an entry-level position in the information technology field.
What Will I Learn?Computer Support Technology Certificate (CSTC) majors receive extensive training in computer maintenance and networking, client and server operating system installation and configuration, virtualization and network security. CSTC majors at Lamar Institute of Technology also receive the training needed to pass leading industry certifications from vendors such as CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft.
What Can I Do With This Degree?A graduate of the Computer Support Technology Certificate program is awarded a Certificate of Completion. Graduates find work as Help Desk technicians, computer support specialists and software support technicians.
Computer Support Technology Certificate majors are required to earn certification in one of the following areas prior to graduation.
- A+ Certification
- Network+ Certification
- Security+ Certification
- Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
CSTC major-specific courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Any student accepted into the Institute is welcome as a Computer Support Technology Certificate major.