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About the Program

The Computer Technology Support and Administration program prepares students to analyze information technology infrastructure needs in an enterprise setting. Upon completion, students will be able to recommend appropriate hardware and software systems, construct, configure, implement, and manage these systems, and train others to do the same.

Graduates would be qualified for the following positions: computer systems analyst, network analyst, network engineer, computer support specialist, network support specialist, computer support technician, and PC help desk.

Our coursework prepares students for professional certifications. Required general education courses also ensure that individuals have the necessary oral, written, and critical thinking skills to fulfill their professional responsibilities.

Students will: 

  • 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 systems 

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Graphic showing the cost per credit of college courses in Minnesota. Century College is significantly less.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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Potential Job Titles

Student working on computer hardware.
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Computer Support Technician
  • PC Help Desk

Salary Data

Computer System Analysts

  • Average Wage:  $ 48.58/hour
  • Tope Earners: $ 74.59/hour

Computer User Support Specialists

  • Average Wage: $27.96/hour
  • Top Earners: $43.63/hour

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • Average Wage: $43.88/hour
  • Top Earners: $66.21/hour

Computer and Information Systems Managers

  • Average Wage: $56.89/hour
  • Top Earners: $93.09/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu