Computer Specialist

Computer Specialist

Computer specialist student
You taught your mom how to use the internet...and you are the one that your friends call to troubleshoot computer problems. Capitalize on your skills and pursue a one-year certification as a Computer Specialist program at Lane!

Offered by the Computer Information Technology Department, (541) 463-5221

One-Year Certificate of Completion

Computer Specialist

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 11-3021.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Computer User Support Specialists

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Computer Programmers

How many students completed the Computer Specialist 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 76 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 60.5% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 14;  Statewide: 159

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $25.41; annual average - $52,843
Oregon hourly average - $36.33; annual average - $75,555

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $4,895
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,575
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $6,470

What's included?

Explanation of costs:

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 5,731
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $21