The Help Desk Support Specialist program prepares students to interact with PC users providing first-line technical support resolving software, hardware and system problems. Students are trained to install, support, and maintain hardware and software and to ensure that all calls and problems are dealt with quickly and effectively. Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software and hardware; basic network concepts, supporting new technologies, repairing workstations and performing upgrades are taught in a hands-on class atmosphere. Students gain an understanding of how a help desk functions and the role of customer service in today's world of technology. Students participate in on-the-job help desk internship/work experience with instructor supervision in area companies. Career opportunities exist in all areas of the country. This program may be used to help prepare for CompTIA A+ computer troubleshooting certification.