IT - Computer Support Specialist

Information Technology – Computer Support Specialist

If you love technology and helping others, consider Gateway’s IT – Computer Support Specialist associate degree to prepare for a career in IT. Gain critical hardware and software knowledge hands-on, plus build the communication and critical thinking skills you need to assist clients with troubleshooting technology issues. Get advanced training with operating systems, networking, security and recovery to access a web of advanced IT careers.

  • Level-up your learning and graduate with multiple credentials. Your first year in the program, you’ll earn Gateway’s Computer Support Technician technical diploma.
  • Experiment with cutting-edge technology as you disassemble, troubleshoot, repair, setup and configure devices, automate operating system installation, write instructional guides and train end users to work with new software.
  • Benefit from project-based learning in core classes, service learning, student organizations or study abroad classes that let you solve real-world problems in a global context. 
  • Flexible course options. Many program courses are offered in a blended format, and portions of coursework are completed online.
  • 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.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $9,921
Books & Supplies: $4,460

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.