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Computer Technology

Why study Computer Technology at Riverland?

The first year of this degree exposes you to a variety of computer careers. In the second year, you will specialize by choosing one or more certificates. Selecting a certificate helps you focus on specific career skills that employer’s value:

Riverland's Computer Technology Program Computer Support Specialist ranked #9 as Best Tech Job by U.S. News


    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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    Career Outlook

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 
Where Do Computer User Support Specialists Work?
  • Computer User Support Specialists often work in the following industries.
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Educational Services
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Job Title Examples
Computer Help Desk Specialist, Information Technology Technician (IT Technician), Work Station Support Specialist, Computer Technical Specialist, Help Desk Specialist, Microcomputer Support Specialist, PC Installation Engineer (Personal Computer Installation Engineer), PC Support Specialist (Personal Computer Support Specialist), PC Support Technician (Personal Computer Support Technician), Printer Technician, Software Installer, User Support Specialist


    Program Scholarships

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


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Bob Silbaugh
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Last Updated: May 22, 2018

    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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