Computer technicians must have experience working on personal computers, experience working on networks and some programming experience. Technicians are acquainted with software packages, such as word processors and spreadsheets. The computer technician must be knowledgeable in computer operations and computer systems.
Students who complete the computer technician certificate program can earn the associate degree by completing one year of full-time study beyond the certificate.
Graduates may find employment in entry-level positions such as computer technician, peripheral equipment operator, help desk technician or technical support.