Computer Hardware and Network Technician Certificate – CHA1

(Embedded in PC Maintenance diploma and degree)

Program Description:

The Computer Hardware and Network Technician certificate provides opportunities to enhance students’ skills in microcomputer and Local Area Network support and maintenance industry. Successful completion will provide necessary skills for entry-level positions in computer hardware installation and help desk support.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing 32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math 26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 33

Computer Hardware and Network Technician Certificate Curriculum Essential Courses

Courses 33 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 1121Microcomputer Troubleshooting

4

CIST 2122A+ Preparation

3

CIST 2411Microsoft Client

4

See advisor for list of approved electives for min. 4 cr.:

CIST xxxxCIS Elective

4