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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Computer Technology Support Specialist Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5951
CIP Code: 11.1006

Program Description

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career as a Computer Support Specialist or hardware and software configuration specialist in an enterprise computing environment. Computer Support Specialists answer questions and provide technical assistance to people who have either hardware or software problems. Hardware and software configuration specialists upgrade old computers plus prepare, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot computers on a local area network. The coursework helps prepare students for professional certifications.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 27

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

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Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate factual, conceptual, and procedural, knowledge related to the administration and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
  • Apply IT project planning techniques, and IT design process techniques
  • Demonstrate self-learning and use of critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computer hardware and software
  • Administer, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot the Windows desktop, Windows Server, and Linux operating system

Program Contact Information

Paul Theisen 651.779.5770 Room 1745 East

Michelle Schoenecker 651.779.5833 Room 1742 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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