Help desk and computer support is a discipline that studies the use of computers in business, industry, government and other organizations. This program is designed to train students to work in the technology help desk/technical support arena which has seen such explosive growth in recent years. The program is designed to allow students at all levels to take part, with a level of difficulty gradually unfolding in a series of stepwise courses, culminating in an associate of applied business in management information systems with a focus on help desk and computer user support. This program prepares students to successfully work with customers and technology in a professional environment.
Stark State also offers a computer maintenance and desktop support technician certificate. The certificate focuses on computer repair, desktop applications, and operating systems preparing the student for an entry-level position in the field of computer repair and desktop support. Students are provided with a solid foundation in personal computer hardware, operating systems, and data communications through theory and hands-on experiences in the laboratory. Courses in computer applications (software) are provided to augment student knowledge of computer systems.