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Career Diploma - PC Maintenance and Repair

The PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program at Penn Foster Career School gives students the opportunity to develop fundamental technical skills needed to provide computer repair and support services to clients. Read on for more details about this online program.

Official Program Name:

PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma program, designed to be completed in as little as five months, offers introductory studies in hardware and software essentials, networking, and Windows and Apple operating systems. Students could also learn techniques for hardware repair and network troubleshooting. A two-part PC Hardware sequence covers computer hardware components such as hard drives and random access memory, mobile devices such as smartphones and laptops, and PC recovery and protection. Network security and connection, computer viruses, and local and wide area networks are also likely to be discussed.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School provides students in its PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma program with the textbooks and learning aids needed to complete the program, such as the Cisco Networking Essential textbook. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

PC Maintenance and Repair Courses

  • Starting Your Program
  • The Information Age
  • Introduction to PC Repair
  • PC Hardware 1
  • PC Hardware 2
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Protocols and Internetworking

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

In some cases, the PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma from Penn Foster Career School could be adequate to enter the workforce; however, students who wish to further expand their knowledge and skills might enter an associate degree program. An associate degree program might offer additional studies in mathematics and networking and could delve deeper into computer systems and technologies. Program coursework could also lead to industry standard certifications.

Associate degree options for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Support Specialist
  • Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems

Career Paths:

Once their studies in the PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma program are complete, students might explore employment opportunities in corporate IT departments, computer repair companies, computer retail stores, or software companies. They might provide support to customers by answering calls or visit client sites to perform computer repairs, maintenance, or upgrades in positions that could include:

  • Computer repair technician
  • Computer support specialist
  • Help desk technician

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