As companies work to upgrade their hardware and software, computer specialist jobs that support these upgrades will continue to grow. In fact, employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 11 percent from 2016 to 2026 – faster than the average for all occupations. With multiple certificate and degree options, JCCC’s Computer Support program prepares students for a variety of high-demand jobs within the IT industry.
Endless career opportunities through computer support
As part of JCCC’s Computer Support program, students become proficient in software and hardware technology. These abilities, paired with good people skills, can lead to a successful career in information technology.
There are many opportunities for IT professionals in the workforce. After students earn their degrees at JCCC, they can launch careers such as:
- Computer application specialists
- PC technicians
- Help desk specialists or coordinators
- Software trainers
- Security specialists
- Network support specialists
- Technical support specialists
At JCCC, Computer Support courses are cumulative, meaning students earn certificates for each semester they successfully complete. During their first semester, students get an A+ certificate. This entry-level accreditation certifies that a student has the professional knowledge to install, maintain, customize and operate personal computers. A+ certification is sponsored by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
In their second semester, students earn a Network+ certificate. And with just one additional class, students can also complete their Security+ certificates. Network + is performance-based and helps students develop careers in IT infrastructure. Security+ is an industry-wide respected certificate. It demonstrates that students have mastered the key skills and foundational concepts of cybersecurity.
Students have access to helpful resources and opportunities
Students receive valuable assistance at JCCC, especially when it comes to career preparation and job support. For example, students in our Computer Support program network and learn from our Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Data Analytics Advisory Committee. This group of local experts provides knowledgeable advice on a variety of industry issues.
An added bonus, eligible students in JCCC’s Computer Support program can pay for their tuition, books and other course-related materials through Kansas Promise Scholarship. Designed to give Kansas students a path to high-demand, high-value jobs, Kansas Promise offers the perfect opportunity to earn a degree to launch a new career, gain new skills skills or advancement in a current position.
Discover your career potential at JCCC
At JCCC, students can start here and go anywhere. We offer high-demand programs and valuable resources to ensure our students are set up for success. Learn more about our Computer Support Program and the exciting careers that await!