Preparation for A+ Certificate – PFA1

(Embedded in Computer Support Specialist, PC Maintenance Specialist and Networking Specialist Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The Preparation for A+ Certification technical certificate of credit program has been designed to provide computer users with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam and obtain A+ certification. Earning A+ certification shows that the individual possesses the knowledge, technical skills essential for working as a successful entry-level computer service technician, as defined by experts from companies across the industry.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

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

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 18

Preparation for A+ Certificate Curriculum Essential Courses

Courses 18 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance


CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts


Select one of two following courses for min. 4 cr.

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO