Computer Support Specialist - Training Program
Start your career in IT support

Career training for a job in computer support

Offered at the San Jose, CA campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, this hands-on program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry-level positions in the computing and IT fields. Students will learn about computer hardware and operating systems, troubleshooting and repairing various devices, and using a helpdesk ticketing system. Students will prepare to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, which is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.


What you’ll learn in the computer specialist job training program:

  • Computer Foundations – Comp TIA A+ certification prep
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Maintenance & Repair
  • Mobile & Other Devices
  • Operations & Security
  • Internet & Fundamentals of Networking
  • Remedy IT Service Management

Say yes to CET Computer Support Specialist!

Accelerated Evening Program?* yes!
Hands-on Training? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Training supplies, tools, and books included in tuition?** yes!

*Average program length 18 weeks based on program/class schedule.
** Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about the computer tech support job training program:

Where do the computer support specialist classes take place?
CET offers this program at the main campus in  San Jose, CA.
How long does it take to finish this tech support course?
The computer support specialist program is 450 hours and generally takes about 18 weeks to complete.
What is the class schedule?
This is a evening program. The class meets Monday through Friday for five hours from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.
How much does it cost and how can I pay for this IT computer training program?
Check out tuition costs in the program description. This affordable program can be financed a few different ways, but is not eligible for federal aid (Title IV – Pell Grants and Student Loans).  You’ll want to meet with a financial aid advisor anyway to discuss other options which may be available to you.
What will I learn in the computer support specialist program?
CET’s support specialist training program focuses on the skills you need for the job. To see the competencies you will master view the student catalog and addenda’s program description.
What kind of additional certifications or licenses will I be prepared to earn?
Students in this program will be prepared to for CompTIA A+ Certification.
What types of jobs will I be qualified for after I graduate from the program and what can I expect to make?
When you’re trained to perform desktop support, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs.  You can learn more about jobs and pay in your area by checking out the links below*: *Job Outlook and Salary data provided by
When does the next class start and how do I apply?
CET has open enrollment, so once your enrollment is completed, you can start right away.  Applying to CET is easy. Learn more by visiting the Admissions page, or better yet – Sign up for a Tour and talk to an advisor in person.

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.