Computer Technician (Certificate)

 

Basic Certificate

Designed to develop professional skills related to computer hardware and software support and maintenance. Students in this program are encouraged to test for Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows and A+ Certification. Students may also apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Software Technology.

 

 

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 Minimum Credits Required: 19
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Certificate Information

What courses will I need to take?

 

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What order will I take the courses in?

Semester 1 | 11 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 120  Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 130* Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction 4
CIS 161 Linux Administration I 4

*Prepare for CompTIA A+ 220-1001

 

Semester 2 | 8 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 135* Basic Server Operating Systems 4
CIS 230 Implementing & Supporting Windows 4

*Prepare for CompTIA A+ 220-1002

 

Milestones

Semester 1

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Semester 2

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What will I learn?

Upon completion of the Basic program, students will be able to:

  • understand technological terminology;
  • demonstrate technological skills;
  • synthesize technological concepts;
  • effectively troubleshoot and identify network components;
  • install and maintain the Windows OS;
  • effectively troubleshoot software.

 

Advanced Certificate

Designed to develop professional skills related to computer network, infrastructure, and security. Students in this program are encouraged to test for Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+ industry certifications. Students may also apply credit hours earned in this program towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Software Technology.

 

 

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 Minimum Credits Required: 38
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What order will I take the courses in

Semester 1 | 7 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 215 Principles of Programming with Python 3
CIS 228* Network Essentials 4

*Prepare for CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam

 

Semester 2 | 12 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 171* Linux Administration II  4
CIS 237** Computer and Network Security 4
CIS 240 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server 4

*Prepare for CompTIA Linux+
**Prepare for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

 

Milestones

Semester 1

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Semester 2

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What will I learn?

Upon completion of the Advanced program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively deploy, install, and configure networking infrastructure.
  • Identify and explain network security.
  • Understand secure network architecture and systems design.
  • Explain risk management processes and concepts.