Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Computer technician

Computer Technician (6 month program access)


Train with St. Cloud State University and gain the skills you need to earn CompTIA A+ certification and start your rewarding career in the rapidly growing technology field. With over 123,000 new computer technician jobs expected by 2022* and average annual salaries of $50,000*, this is an excellent career choice.

The Computer Technician training program is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study. However, the online course format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so your enrollment includes 6 months of program access in case you need extra time.

What Will I Be Learning?

The Career Step Computer Technician training program covers:

•               Hardware and software

•               Troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance

•               Operating systems

•               Networking

•               Security

•               Operational procedures

•               And more

  • CompTIA A+ certification prep – Graduate with the skills you need to earn CompTIA A+ certification; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $350 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training designed by experienced industry experts that can have you career ready in as little as 3 months.
  • One-on-one instructor support – With one-on-one access to dedicated instructors with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed.

CompTIA A+ logo The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

primarily focuses on Windows operating systems. In order to prepare you for this certification, the Career Step Computer Technician program does the same. The Computer Technician certification program can be completed on a Mac computer; however, all hands-on labs require access to a Windows operating system.

View an Informational Video

Download the Computer Technician brochure.

Candidate job roles include technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, IT support administrator and IT support specialist.

Computer Technician FAQs (PDF)

Taking the Test

The Career Step Computer Technician program is specifically designed to prepare you to earn your CompTIA A+ credential and start working right away. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ exams offered by the Computer Technology Industry Assocation (CompTIA). This credentials is a great way to prove your expertise to employers and start your career off on the right foot.

And we put our money where our mouth is! As a Career Step student, you will receive two free exam vouchers upon graduation (a $360 total value). Our goal is to make it even easier for you to earn your credentials and start working right away.

Choose Career Step for training that will make sure you're prepared for certification AND pay for you to take the exams!

Register for your CompTIA A+ exam through Pearson VUE testing centers. Please visit the Pearson VUE website's testing center locator page to locate a testing center nearest to you.  St. Cloud State University is a testing site.

Program Flyer (PDF)

Program Cost:  $1995

Includes course materials, program access, textbooks, and shipping


To Enroll please call: (877) 225-7151

Please mention you are enrolling through St. Cloud State University.  This will ensure you receive a certificate from SCSU upon successful completion of the program.

Tuition Payment Plans


Please contact Tammy at 320.308.4252 or if you have any questions.


Additional Online Programs We Offer:

Administrative Assistant

Inpatient/Outpatient Coding and Billing

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription Editor

Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing

Pharmacy Technician