Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Desktop Support Technician: CA (SLTC)(CTE)

Certificate of Achievement | 195 clock hours

Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Description
The Desktop Support Tech program covers systems assembly, computer repair, troubleshooting skills development, basic network support, software installation, and customer service.

Career Opportunities

Area Name Current Employment Projected Employment Annual % Change Total Annual Openings
Ogden-Clearfield Metro 601 753 2.53 20
Provo-Orem Metro 1,746 2,794 6 130
Salt Lake Metro 4,916 6,945 4.13 270
Statewide 7,799 11,246 4.42 450

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Program Entry Requirements
Reading: 10.0
Math: 8.0
Basic computer use knowledge, use of the Internet and email

Program Requirements

Time to Completion

Time to completion is 10 weeks based on a full-time minimum of 20 completion hours per week. Less than 20 completion hours per week will increase time to completion and may put the student in academic probation for low rate of progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Assemble components based on customer requirements. [1,4,9]
  • Install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users. [1,4,9]
  • Apply basic digital network design and security principles. [1,4,9]
  • Properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues. [1,4,5,8,9]
  • Apply troubleshooting skills. [1,4,5,8,9]
  • Provide appropriate customer support. [1,2,4,8]
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of virtualization, desktop imaging and deployment. [1,4,9]