The Computer Support
Virtual Academy at a Glance:
Get an understanding of the basic functions of computers and computer systems
Discover techniques for troubleshooting and end-user instruction
Learn how to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows operating systems
Become skilled in network security and identifying threats
PROGRAM START DATE | May 30, 2022
DURATION | 27 weeks / part-time
COST | $13,100 (Financial aid is available!)
Product Strategy Framework
Strategic & Tactical Roadmaps
Practical Agile Skills
Databases, API's & Technical Architecture
Analyzing Product Growth and Metrics
Entering the Market
Retention & Engagement
Key Web Technologies
1-on-1 Career-Coaching Sessions with Mock Interviews
Building a Professional Resume and Portfolio to Present to Potential Employers
PORTAL OFFERS YOU AN ADVANTAGE
I thought it was really sweet you couldn't find this position anywhere else. Since these are trying times, there’s been a general lack of jobs. Having first access to a job position through the ENTITY network is nice. It’s great to have a first look at jobs you can't find anywhere else.
RACHELLE M. | ANNOTATOR, PERSEEV
ENTITY Community Member
I love the fact that I get to work with female entrepreneurs and work flexible hours from home at the same time. The ENTITY job announcements are great for me to access resources and opportunities that I wouldn’t have come across otherwise.
ENTITY Community Member
NAGINA A. | ANNOTATOR, PERSEEV
YOU A CAREER ADVANTAGE
What sets Product Faculty apart is having a dedicated full-time instructor with an incredible network, the advanced and engaging content, sense of community and hearing from world-class guest speakers from some of the best companies in the world such as Shopify, FreshBooks, Loblaw Digital, Google, etc. I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering it."
JAZ H. | PRODUCT MANAGER, EBAY
The Product Faculty team spent so much time paying attention to detail to every aspect of the course for its students. From the curriculum to finding ways for every single person to connect and network with others; I would strongly recommend this course to any Product Manager looking to accelerate their career.
ZEINAB B. | SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, CORUS ENTERTAINMENT
What is a Computer Support Specialist?
All organizations require the use of computer systems to complete everyday technical tasks, which means they all need experts that can keep them operating efficiently. As a computer support specialist, you’ll assist these organizations in troubleshooting network, computer, and program issues. Computer support specialists are also known as tech support specialists, network specialists, and help desk technicians.
Because IT support has become increasingly important to businesses and organizations, becoming a computer support specialist is a great career move. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer support specialists is estimated to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030. It’s also been ranked #10 on a list of the best technology jobs in America, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Over the next decade, experts are expecting to see an average of 70,400 openings for computer support specialists each year.
When you enroll in this program, you're not just benefitting from Southern Careers Institute's industry-relevant curriculum and career coaching, but you're also gaining the ENTITY Advantage.
ACCESS THE ENTITY
As a member of ENTITY community, you will be invited to Fireside Chats with industry experts from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and so many more. These chats are a great way to build your network and who knows? One of our mentors may even want to hire you someday!
DEVELOP YOUR SOFT SKILLS
Hard skills will help you get in the door, but soft skills are what will help you thrive in the modern workforce. You will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive soft-skills workshops with an ENTITY Coach. These workshops are designed to help build your confidence and develop a growth mindset, as well as equip you with the tools needed to manage stress and communicate effectively.
JOB LISTINGS STRAIGHT
TO YOUR INBOX
Our partner companies and members of our Mentor Network come to ENTITY with job listings because they want to hire our top-tier graduates. These listings are not often posted anywhere else online, which makes them exclusive opportunities that you won't want to miss out on.
Why We Like This Course
ENTITY Academy is on a mission to be the go-to source for all things career advancement for women. We strategically partner with other programs to make sure female professionals of all ages and backgrounds are able to find curricula to help them upskill and reskill for the 21st-century workforce.
Here are just a few of the reasons we think Southern Careers Institute's programming – in tandem with ENTITY's mentorship and wraparound services – will be the best first step to kickstarting your career as a computer support specialist.
Part-Time Schedule: This program is 27 weeks long and all assignments are due Sunday and Wednesday nights. There are no live classes that students need to attend, making it a perfect program for those who are already employed but looking to upskill. It is recommended that students dedicate at least an hour and a half per day to completing their coursework.
Hands-On Experience: At the end of the program students will receive 11 badges to be able to take their expertise to employers. Those badges include knowledge in computer essentials, computer hardware, career readiness, security, productivity tools, and much more.
Career Services: Through this program, students will have access to resume building, job placement assistance, interview training, and employer connections to name a few. These are all crucial parts of ensuring they are ready to hit the ground running once they graduate and are ready to land a job.
SCI Connect: In addition to career services, students will also have the chance to make a profile on Southern Careers Institute's exclusive online job portal, SCI Connect. On this site, graduates will be able to record a video introduction to their page as well as display their resume, course badges, and samples of their work. Employers are looking for candidates with certain skillsets and SCI Connect was designed to match them with top-tier talent from Southern Careers Institute's alumni.
Certification: Thanks to the skills and experience provided by this course, students will be eligible to earn six nationally recognized certificates:
At Southern Careers Institute, job readiness training is available to all of their graduates to help them make the transition from being a student to landing an entry-level position in their career field. The training includes job search skills, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and more.
SCI has a career services team to help you launch your new career after graduation. The team works with local employers to match their needs with graduates’ newly acquired skills.
*JOB PLACEMENT IS NOT GUARANTEED
About Southern Careers Institute
Southern Careers Institute (SCI) has expanded its facilities to include eight campuses in Texas located in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, and Waco, as well as online courses since opening its doors in 1960. They have offered medical and business programs since 1992. In 1994, the pharmacy technician program was introduced. Today, SCI offers numerous programs in the fields of business, medical, technology, and skilled trades such as automotive, HVAC, and welding.
About ENTITY Academy
ENTITY first launched in 2016 as a fast-growing women’s media platform, serving as a home for thoughtful dialogue between a new generation of leaders, doers, and tastemakers. Each summer since inception, ENTITY has hosted women from across the country for training programs that include high-touch mentorship. The curricula for their programs are curated to fill the skills gap between college and career in a way that has never been done before.