IT Help Desk/End User Support, Certificate of Specialization
Florissant Valley, Forest Park, and Meramec
IT Help Desk/End User Support Certificate of Specialization is a skill-oriented program that prepares students for help desk and desktop support technician positions in the enterprise. The foundational principles of end-user support including client operating system and application software, hardware and software installation, system configuration, problem diagnosis and resolution, and computer security will be covered. The courses in the program provide a combination of online, distance learning, and classroom-based in-depth hands-on skills development. The demonstration of hands-on skills is critical to employers. Students completing the program are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment in a help desk or desktop support position.
Cost of Attendance. For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information. Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- apply end-user communication skills.
- exhibit good customer service skills.
- troubleshoot computer problems.
- apply best practices in help desk operations.
- perform user needs analysis and assessment.
- configure end-user computer systems.
- train computer users.
- utilize the appropriate office application to accomplish a business task.
- apply security settings based on enterprise policies and procedures.
- document problems and resolution.
|IT 102||Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)||3|
|IT 103||Help Desk Principles||3|
|IS 130||Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)||3|
|IS 151||Computer Applications in Business||4|
|IS 237||Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+||3|
|IS 229||Unix/Linux I||3|
|or IS 291||Workplace Learning: Information Systems|
|IT 101||Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks||5|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
PLEASE NOTE: If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2022, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements. Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.
|IT 102||Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)||3||Reading Proficiency|
|IT 103||Help Desk Principles||3||Reading Proficiency|
|IS 130||Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)||3||Reading Proficiency|
|IS 151||Computer Applications in Business||4||IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience|
|IT 101||Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks||5||Reading Proficiency||Apply for graduation|
|IS 237||Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+||3||IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency|
| Unix/Linux I|
or Workplace Learning: Information Systems
|Total Credit Hours||24|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.