Information Technology Specialist

Gain valuable IT experience in a hands-on setting, prepare for industry certifications.

Technology is the vital force in today’s business and will continue to experience exponential changes in the future. The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7010 | deberle@batestech.edu

Location: Central / Mohler Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$63,460 
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings14,800

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Applied Science-Transfer
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
CIP: 11.0901 EPC: 527

The Information Technology Specialist program prepares students for careers that focus on computer and network support with an emphasis on both practical experience and certification preparation. Students learn to diagnose and resolve computer problems with software and hardware, use virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and learn about computer security and network systems. Possible certifications students can obtain include certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, or Cisco. Possible careers include Information Technology support technician, computer support specialist, desktop support technician, and network support positions.

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Ingrid Smith

    253.680.7332 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.