Information Technology – Computer Support Specialist

If you enjoy technology and helping others, consider Gateway’s IT – Computer Support Specialist associate degree to prepare for a career in IT. Gain hands-on hardware and software knowledge — plus build the communication and critical thinking skills you need to assist clients with troubleshooting technology issues as a support technician. Get advanced training with operating systems, networking, security and IoT (Internet of Things) to enter a variety of IT careers.

  • Level-up your learning and graduate with multiple credentials. Your first year in the program, you will earn Gateway’s Computer Support Technician technical diploma.
  • Experiment with technology as you disassemble, troubleshoot, repair, set up and configure devices, automate operating system installation, write instructional guides and train end users.
  • Benefit from project-based learning in core classes, service learning, student organizations and study abroad classes that let you solve real-world problems in a global context. 
  • Prepare for career advancement. Earn certificates that can make you more marketable as you complete your degree, and benefit from articulation agreements that make transferring into a bachelor’s degree program simple.
  • Benefit from articulation agreements that allow you to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.
Program Credits



Racine Campus, Elkhorn Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,162
Books & Supplies: $4,732

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Technical Support Specialist, Desktop Support Specialist, IT Support Specialist, Computer Support Specialist

IT – Computer Support Specialist Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.