IT Support Specialist Certificate

The IT Support Specialist Certificate program extends the foundational knowledge of the Help Desk Specialist certificate, adding more specialized skills. It includes preparation for additional certifications like CompTIA Linux+ and Microsoft AZ-800 and introduces you to programming logic with Python. This program equips you with the skills to navigate complex IT environments, solve intricate problems, and enhance your practical understanding of programming, setting a path for roles in IT support and system administration.

Stackable MCC certificates in this program include:
Help Desk Specialist Certificate > IT Support Specialist Certificate > Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate > Information Security Analyst Certificate building up to the Network Security AAS

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,722.75

Credit Hours to Complete: 27

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your IT Support Specialist Certificate (CIP 47.0104)

Total IT Support Specialist Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,145.5 $8,887.05 $12,493.71 $12,493.71
Additional Costs $1,577.25 $1,577.25 $1,577.25 $1,577.25
Program Total $4,722.75 $10,464.3 $14,070.96 $14,070.96

What makes MCC's IT Support Specialist Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

MCC’s program allows you to build on your skills by stacking the Help Desk Specialist Certificate, IT Support Specialist Certificate, Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate, and Information Security Analyst Certificate, earning credits that count toward your AAS degree.

How will MCC's IT Support Specialist Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

The program incorporates preparatory work for professional certification tests from CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.