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Computer Technician


This flexible, online program includes valuable training and voucher for certification exam

Enroll in the University of Central Missouri's Computer Technician certificate program and prepare for the exciting and growing opportunities in the technology industry. Our self-paced, online program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the University of Central Missouri and CareerStep. Nearly 89,000 new computer technician jobs are expected by 2026 with median salaries of approximately $52,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through this course, you will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ Certification with the course fee including a voucher for the exam. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $2,799 Calendar icon  

Online, self-paced course

Contact hours icon    134 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon  

High school diploma or GED; understand basic use of computers; basic eighth-grade math and reading skills. 

Step into an exciting career in the fast-growing technology industryPeople-working-at-technology-devices-around-table

Computer technicians are responsible for a variety of tasks including installing hardware and software, maintaining and repairing equipment, troubleshooting, setting up computer security and offering technical support on-site or via phone or email. CareerStep provides you with the support you need to be successful in this online, flexible course including one-on-one access to three support teams -- learner support, technical support and career support.


What you will learn

  • Computer technician responsibilities
  • System components
  • Peripheral devices
  • Storage
  • Networking and wireless networking
  • Printing
  • Mobile devices
  • System implementation and management
  • File management
  • Security



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