School of Technology

Computer Support Technician Diploma Program Online

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Program Overview

The Computer Support Technician Online diploma program in offers you the opportunity to become a skilled member of the IT profession.

As part of the diploma program, you will learn how to effectively field phone and email requests from customers seeking guidance on technical problems, diagnose the problem and patiently walk the customer through the problem-solving process.

You will have the option to write a limited number of certification exams pending course outcomes.

  • Learn the basic concepts of computer troubleshooting and repair, hardware components, operation concepts of computers
  • Learn to install, configure and troubleshoot computer hardware components
  • Learn to install common operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac and perform essential administration tasks
  • Explore the Linux operation system from the perspective of a system power user and administrator
  • Develop your knowledge in Windows Client Configuration including how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows 10 and working within the Windows 10 operating system
  • Gain an overview of security essentials on computers and networks and learn to troubleshoot and resolve any identified security issues
  • Includes a course that prepares you to write the ITIL Foundation certification exam

Program Delivery

This program is offered at multiple Robertson College campus locations and via Robertson Online. Select a campus below to view campus specific information, like schedule information and enrolment dates.

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Program Details

Quick Facts

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Duration:

24 Weeks

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Practicum:

3 Weeks
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Admission Requirements

Anyone can apply for this program, even if you don’t have a high school diploma or GED. Each program will have a specific set of admission requirements, which your Student Admissions Advisor can review with you and ensure you have what you need to meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist for Computer Support Technicians in organizations of all sizes and industries as:

  • User Support Technicians
  • Technical Help Desk Agents
  • Help Desk Analysts
  • System Support Representatives
  • Help Desk Technicians
  • Computer Help Desk Representatives
  • Installation Technicians
  • PC Support Analysts
You could be earning in less than a year
$31,200-$52,000

Lifetime Career Services

Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.

Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.

Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.

Next Start Dates

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor.

Virtual Classroom
August 23, 2021
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Topics of Study

A+ Certification - 100 hours

Provides students with foundations in PC hardware and software concepts for preparation to complete the CompTIA 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams.

Windows Client Configuration - 120 hours

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand the tasks involved in deploying Windows 7 and Windows 10 in a business environment. The course focuses on configuration tasks performed at the client’s computer, including those performed by a desktop administrator across all sizes of business.

ITIL Foundation - 100 hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and prepares them to write the ITIL Foundation certification exam.

Business Communication - 60 hours

Teaches students the essential skills for basic business writing, emphasizing the role technology plays in communication and the best practices for using technology in the workplace.

Online Learning

Study Anywhere
You choose where you learn. Robertson Online offers flexible courses that give you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you. You’ll stay up-to-date with weekly assignments and quizzes on Brightspace, so you won’t fall behind.

Instructor Support
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience and insight into the classroom. You’ll have virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can book video appointments and use the instant messenger to ask questions.

The Power of Brightspace
All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, our online-learning hub. You can study anytime, anywhere and access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and peers, all through the online tool.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

Questions about tuition and funding?

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Work Experience: The Practicum

The practicum is an essential part of a student’s program. It is not merely a graduation requirement; it is an extension of the in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation.

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment and is presently available in 2 formats:

  • A jointly-procured practicum where you work directly with our WorkForce team to enhance your career development skills while obtaining a placement
  • A structured training related project delivered by industry professionals. Developed in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, this option allows you to stay on track to graduate if restrictions prevent physical placements

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Program Availability

This program is offered at multiple Robertson College campus locations and via Robertson Online. Select a campus below to view campus specific information, like schedule information and enrolment dates.

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