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PC Support Specialist Certificate Program

PC Support Specialist Career Training in as Little as 6 Months*

The PC Support Specialist Program at Asher College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding IT career. We’ve designed our PC Support Specialist certification program to work with your schedule — that’s why we offer day, evening and weekend classes, and certifications that you earn along the way as you progress.

If you’re detail-oriented, technical-minded and are interested in getting established in a professional IT career, you could be well-suited to succeed as a PC Support Specialist.

Jun 3rd, 2024 - DallasMay 28th, 2024 - Las VegasMay 28th, 2024 - Sacramento

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Becoming a PC Support Specialist

When you train as a PC Support Specialist, you’ll gain fundamental skills that you’ll need to pursue your new IT career. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the professional world with hands-on training in the following 3 core areas:

1. PC Repair and Maintenance

Train in the fundamentals of PC Repair and Maintenance and learn the skills needed to troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix PC hardware issues. Employers require well-rounded IT personnel who are not only able to deploy a network or fix software issues but can also make sure that basic business hardware is running smoothly.

2. Microsoft Office Essentials

Get the skills to work the Microsoft Office program suite. You’ll receive hands-on training in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook so that you can adequately respond to a variety of user issues.

3. Networking Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of network setup, maintenance, and repair. You’ll be able to explain the purpose of a range of networking concepts and implement them appropriately. You’ll also learn how to decide on proper network policies to ensure stability and business continuity. In addition to other skills, you’ll also get trained in proper cabling and physical network storage techniques.

 

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Get Certified and Start Applying for Your New Career as You Train

Take courses you know will lead to industry-recognized certifications. Asher College offers you training in courses that give you the chance to get certified by the likes of CompTIA and Microsoft.


Core Certifications

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist*

*Successful completion of the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ will help our students earn the CompTIA IT Operations Specialist designation.

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Is a Career as a PC Support Specialist Right for You? Find Out! Take the Asher “IT Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your IT Career Training Readiness score now >>

Career Opportunities

As a graduate from the PC Support Specialist Program, you may start your career finding work as a:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Administrator
  • Desktop Support
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Customer Service Support Tech

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Career Success Class

Career Service courses and activities are ongoing throughout the program at Asher College.

An instructor works with you one-on-one to teach you about the soft skills that employers look for when hiring. Learn about the communication skills, resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interview tactics that will help prepare you for your new career.

PCS110 PC Support Level 1

Prerequisite(s): NA

Students will learn about computer and mobile device hardware, including storage devices, backup media, power supplies, CPU’s, memory, display devices, adapter cards, cooling methods, install and configure peripherals, and maintenance. They will gain hands-on experience using networking technology, hardware, virtualization, cloud computing, and network troubleshooting. The associated industry exam is 220-1001. Certification*: CompTIA A+ (*when paired with successfully completing the CompTIA 220-1002 exam.)

PCS111 PC Support Level 2

Prerequisite(s): NA

Students will continue to build on their PCS110 knowledge by expanding their understanding of operating systems, networking, security, and software troubleshooting. The associated industry exam is CompTIA 220-1002. Certification*: CompTIA A+ (*when paired with successfully completing the CompTIA 220-1001 exam.)

NET102 Introduction to Networking

Prerequisite(s): PCS111 PC Support Level 2

Students will learn to design and implement networks, configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices, use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks, implement network security, standards, and protocols, troubleshoot network problems and identify the benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, and support the creation of virtualized networks. The associated industry exam is CompTIA N10-007 Certification: CompTIA Network +.

MOE100 MS Essentials

Prerequisite(s): NA

Students will be able to perform essential functions in Word, Excel & Outlook. They will learn to navigate the software and create documents, workbooks, and emails while using Microsoft’s tools and short-cuts. Students identify features to open, navigate, edit and print documents in Word, format data in a spreadsheet and create formulas in Excel, and manage messages, tasks, and appointments in Outlook, resulting in the entry-level skills necessary to use these programs in the work environment.

CS101 Career Success

Prerequisite(s): NA

Students will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs, and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development, and how their DiSC style relates to others.

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Dallas

Dallas Campus
9330 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75243

Phone: (972) 600-2818

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Campus
6029 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Phone: (702) 323-0853

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Sacramento

Sacramento Campus
1215 Howe Ave Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 900-2850

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Get the hands-on training you need to transform your career goals into reality. Asher College's courses were designed in consultation with industry professionals so that you get the core skills employers demand

Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.

- Ervin Reed, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist and Networking

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Take the Asher "IT Career Training Readiness Quiz"

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Want to enroll in Asher College but don’t have a high school diploma or GED? Earn your high school diploma on our campus so you can gain the credentials you need to enroll at Asher College.

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Get Real-World Experience – PC Repair Clinic

Get first-hand practice and job preparation with our PC clinics. Asher College hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as a Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

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*Program length when completed in normal time.