Help Desk

Career Certificate

Achieve more with less tuition

Become a troubleshooting pro

You love to troubleshoot problems and get hands-on building a PC. You’re looking for a career that has some financial reward and lets you keep learning about cloud computing, software and hardware.

The help desk certificate takes one semester. Hone your skills in:

  • hardware
  • operating systems
  • software troubleshooting
  • networking
  • troubleshooting
  • security
  • mobile devices
  • virtualization

What can you do with a Help Desk Certificate?

The help desk certificate prepares you to start work or continue your education in information technology, computer science or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

You can become CompTia A+ certified after completing the certificate. This industry certification is needed for entry-level information technology positions for endpoint management and critical technical support roles.


  • 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

Need help?

Your College & Career Navigator (CCN) is your "go-to person" ready to help you get started at CLC.

Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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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.

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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
    ELT 151 3
    • Course Code CIT 130
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ELT 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


*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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Computer Information Technology at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study Computer Information Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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