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Is college needed to work as a computer technician?

I'm wondering if it is required to take college classes in computer engineering to become a computer technician. I'm already A+ Certified and I have experience repairing computers. #engineering #computers #electronics

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Mark’s Answer

Not at all. I know a LOT of people in IT who never went to or completed college. Most of the technicians that I know are geeks who play with computers and such on their own in their own time. College will certainly help and give you a lot of knowledge, but think of guys like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others who never went to or finished college. Curiosity and a penchant for being willing to play and experiment with computers is the best way to learn and grow in the IT field.


I myself got my degree in statistics and started working at a market research company. 3 years later I started in development and testing and have not looked back.


College is great and would be a great help, but hands on is essential.

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Karthik’s Answer

I dont think college education is necessary to become a computer technician, a degree in computers will be added advantage when you are looking for jobs.You will have to gain knowledge by experience and lot of hand on work. I mean practically you will have to work and get trained to an expert level. Upon experience you will eventually become a Geek. That's how become have achieved in IT industry

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Maria’s Answer

A college education is not necessary to become a computer technician, but it will be an advantage to broaden your skills and understanding of the changes in technology.

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Peter’s Answer

There are privately run classes that you can take to become a competent computer technician in as little as one year. Be sure to carefully research the reputation of any computer school you are thinking of attending. They are by no means equal.


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Gevase’s Answer

College is not needed to become a computer technician. But, any experience with college is beneficial and helps you to stand when looking for a computer technician role.

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Pedro’s Answer

Not exactly, there are many people without any formation but are excellent technical.
But if we go to a good school with good teachers we will have the opportunity to learn and share knowledge with colleagues and learn a little of everything in the computer world to specialize in the area in which we feel to be our Special.

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