Desktop Support Technician

Career Certificate

A career that meets industry trends

Fix common IT issues

Gain a great sense of understanding and financial accomplishment with a career in desktop and customer support. You know you are right where you need to be when the industry trend today is with cloud computing, software and hardware.

The desktop support technician certificate takes two semesters. You learn to:

  • Install and configure Windows.
  • Configure and manage connectivity and storage.
  • Maintain Windows.
  • Protect Devices and Data.
  • Deploy Windows client.
  • Manage identity and access.
  • Manage compliance policies and configuration profiles.
  • Manage, maintain and protect devices.
  • Manage apps.

What can you do with a Desktop Support Technician Certificate?

The desktop support technician certificate prepares you to start work or continue your education in programming, computer information science or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.


  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 4 Months

    Full-time students finish in 4 months.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CIT 130 3
    CIT 131 3
    CIT 157 3
    ELT 151 3
    • Course Code CIT 130
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 131
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 157
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ELT 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Computer Information Technology at CLC

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