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Computer Technician

1-Year Diploma Program - 34 Credits

A Computer Technician has strong troubleshooting skills and technical proficiency related to a variety of computer hardware and software systems and attached peripherals, such as monitors, keyboards, printers and drives. Your one year of coursework at Southeast Tech will explore installation and minor repairs to hardware and software systems, as well as how to provide technical assistance and training to users.

As a Computer Repair Technician from STC, you will:  

  • Determine compatibility for computer operating systems  
  • Know computer construction, troubleshooting and wiring  
  • Understand network operating systems and desktop operating systems  
  • Find work-around solutions in time-sensitive situations  
  • Demonstrate customer service skills as it relates to user training and assistance

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What is a Computer Tech?  

Computers are ubiquitous in today’s world. As an I.T. technician, your role is to oversee computer systems and install or make minor repairs to software, hardware or other equipment to ensure the system operates correctly. You also will answer user inquiries, diagnose problems and correct issues.

Why Choose Southeast Technical College?  

During your training in Sioux Falls as a Computer Technician, you will study in STC's hands-on lab in the Southeast Technology Center. Here, you will learn to analyze network hardware and software problems and troubleshoot issues; analyze the impact of new releases on existing systems; and master research and presentations on a system or issue. This coursework also helps you:  

Demonstrate Professionalism: Working with STC’s faculty, you will learn safe working practices with computers and other equipment.  

Enhance Your Communication Skills: You will write instructions on computer operating systems and software installation/upgrade procedures.  

The Extended Learning Advantage: As an I.T. technician, you will benefit from membership in professional organizations and pursuing other professional development opportunities.

Gain Career Opportunities in Virtually Any Industry

Career opportunities for Computer Technicians extend to many industries, including education, manufacturing, technology, healthcare and finance.

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Southeast Tech’s Computer Technician curriculum totals 35 credits, including classes in Network Electronics, Microcomputer Hardware, Windows Server OS, Linux Administration and Intro to Programming. 



Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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