The Application Software Support Specialist Certificate program at the University of Cincinnati Online helps students learn job-ready skills in the computer support workforce.
Earn the credentials and skills required to become a key team player within a business needing advanced skills in computer support, spreadsheets, web development, data analysis, and Internet marketing. The Certificate can be completed in less than one year and also affords students a seamless pathway into an Associate Degree in Information Technology or Business Applications Technology. This certificate can also be an additional qualification that Associate degree students in Business or Paralegal can acquire.
Positions within the information technology field blend both technical skills and ‘soft skills’ (such as effective communication, analytical thinking, problem solving, team building, and listening). Students entering this field enjoy working with computer hardware and software.
UC Online’s certificate offers students the opportunity to grow their skills and transfer their newly acquired knowledge into many different business settings. Just a few that have a need for Computer Support Specialists include information technology, finance, marketing, and accounting.
Computer Support Specialists (CSS) play a key role within a business by helping to maintain the computer networks, troubleshooting software application issues, providing technical help to computer users and utilizing Microsoft Excel to explain and visualize organizational data. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the employment of Computer Support Specialists is projected to grow nine (9) percent from 2020 to 2030″. The annual median pay for a Computer Network Support Specialist in 2021 was $62,760.
You may pursue many different computer support specialist roles. Some of your opportunities for employment include the following:
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
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