Certificate in Computer Hardware Repairing (CCHR)
Computer repair education and training programs are available at the certificate, associate and bachelor's degree level. Programs are designed to train students how to fix non-functioning computer systems and software applications.
At the very minimum, employers seek computer repair professionals with at least high school degrees. Depending on the company, professional certifications and hands-on experience may be more important than a formal college education. Other employers require an associate or bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
Computer and office technology technicians generally need at least an associate degree and basic skills in electronics repair. Computer support specialists, on the other hand, monitor system performance and ensure that computers are working properly. A computer support specialist may need as little as a certificate or as much as a bachelor's degree, depending on the employer.