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
Arithmetic34Math26

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

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

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

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4