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Computer Support Services

Computer Support Services

Associate of Applied Science
STEM and Health Professions

Why Study Computer Support Services?

In an ever-changing technological world, the ability to use and understand computer hardware and software is crucial. The AAS degree in Computer Support Services is for students who want to work in the technology field as computer support technicians. According to the Department of Labor, employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 18% from 2010 to 2020.

Occupational Objectives:

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or hardware (equipment). Technical support specialists provide support for information technology (IT) employees within their organization and help-desk technicians assist non-IT users who are having computer problems. The AAS degree in Computer Support Services provides students with a broad-based technology background in preparation for a career as a computer support technician, help desk administrator, network technician and more. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree may be required to take additional general education courses to attain full status as a college junior.

5 Top Reasons

To Study Computer Support Services at RCC

  1. VALUE: Save as much as $100,000 by attending RCC before transferring to a four-year school.
  2. CAREER: Internships provide real world experience.
  3. FLEXIBILITY: Part-time study can accommodate work, family, or other time commitments. On campus childcare available.
  4. CONVENIENCE: Courses are offered in classroom, online or hybrid format.
  5. SUPPORT: Small class sizes, more individual attention, free tutoring, financial aid, scholarships.

Opportunities at Rockland Community College

There are over 40 student clubs with special interests and socializing opportunities. Activities include sports, student government, and clubs like Robotics, Video Game & Animé, Chess, Computers, Art, Christian Fellowship, Environment, Haitian, Habitat for Humanity, Hillel, and Outlook, the award-winning student newspaper.

Sample Courses:

  • Principles of PC Operating System
  • Intro to Programming
  • PC Maintenance
  • Database Design
  • Help Desk & Support Specialist
  • System Analysis and Design


Degree Sheets Program Guides Programs of Study Courses

Program Goals:

The program provides students with an interdisciplinary education that attracts, motivates and prepares them to meet the technological challenges in today’s society. Students are provided with an in-depth study of the operating systems, applications and network elements used in today’s businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of operating systems, software applications and networks
  • Demonstrate the ability to configure, monitor, secure and administer network resources
  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills
  • Develop critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills
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