I will be graduating in a week and some time soon after that I am planning on enrolling into a local community college to study something on computers. My goal is to eventually work with computers as a career (PC hardware/repair/support type deal). People already turn to me when they encounter computer problems and most of the time I can just google in the problem and figure out an answer but at times when I can't figure it out I get really frustrated. I enjoy working with computers and the idea that some day I may encounter a problem and actually know how to fix it instead of calling Tech-support REALLY fascinates me. I am looking through the college booklet for classes, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do. I figured I'd try to go and acquire an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree through one of the degree programs but I'm not really sure if that's what I should be doing. There is one program that I am looking at "Computer Information Technology - Personal Computer Support" Would it be more beneficial if I go for the associates degree instead of a certificate? I see another program for a certificate "Computer Information Technology -- Personal Computer Technician" and its only for a semester. Yeah I'm not really sure which way I should go, am I even looking in the right direction? Is there another program I should try to go for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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