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Computer Technology

Explore the World of Computer Technology at Riverland Community College

Riverland Community College’s Computer Technology Program is designed to launch your career into the high-demand field of IT. Our program stands out by not only introducing you to a broad array of computer careers in the first year but also allowing you to specialize in the second year through various industry-valued certifications.

Why Choose Riverland?

  • Ranked High: Our Computer Support Specialist program is ranked #9 as the Best Tech Job by U.S. News, reflecting our commitment to quality and relevance in the tech industry.
  • Tailored Education: Choose from certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Systems Engineer, Mobile Apps & Virtual Reality, Social Media Marketing, Web Developer Game Design, and Web Page Design to tailor your education to your career aspirations.
  • Practical Skills: Gain hands-on experience in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, upgrading, and repairing computers, along with configuring and administering Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

What Will I Study?

  • Core IT skills in hardware and software management
  • Advanced network setup and security
  • System administration and operation

Career Outlook

  • Growing Demand: The need for skilled Computer User Support Specialists is projected to grow significantly, with about 2,880 new positions expected between 2014 and 2024.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Graduates can pursue careers in various industries, including:
    • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
    • Administrative and Support Services
    • Educational Services
    • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

Sample Job Titles

  • Computer Help Desk Specialist
  • Information Technology Technician (IT Technician)
  • Work Station Support Specialist
  • Computer Technical Specialist
  • And many more

Scholarship Opportunities

  • To ease the financial burden of education, Riverland offers scholarships like the IBI Data Scholarships among other opportunities. For more information on how to apply, visit our scholarships page.

Ready to Start Your Tech Journey? Are you ready to dive into a career in technology and make a mark in the IT world? Fill out our request for more information form to get detailed information about Riverland’s Computer Technology Program and how it can help you achieve your professional goals.

Take the first step towards a rewarding tech career today with Riverland Community College!


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Last Updated: May 7, 2024

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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