Computer Technology

DEGREE TYPE:   Associate of Applied Science     CREDITS: 60    LOCATION: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online Course(s)    STARTS: Fall, Spring    COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters   
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Would you like to sharpen your skills and carve your own career path?

Computer Technology is a degree program consisting of 23 core credits that must be taken. Twenty one credits of electives are chosen in an area of interest to the student. The student should be able to complete one to three additional certificates using the technical electives required in the AAS degree. Your Program Advisor will guide you regarding the variety of career emphasis options that fit with your strengths and career direction.

What will I study?

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair computers.
  • Install, configure, maintain, administer, and troubleshoot the Linux operating system.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems.
  • Demonstrate basic functions of system administration and operation.
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What are my career options after graduating this program?

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.
There will be a need for about 2,880 new Computer User Support Specialists to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. (source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Sample Job Titles

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

Are there any special scholarships related to this program I can apply for?

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.

Program specific scholarships available:

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Last Updated: May 22, 2018

Bob Silbaugh

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