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Computer System Configuration and Support

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer System Configuration and Support program is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, and network technician jobs. The classes focus on the development of knowledge and skills in computer technologies including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis is placed on hardware installation, maintenance, mobile devices, hardware troubleshooting, proper use of tools, safety procedures, and professionalism. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Computer System Configuration and Support (CER)
Total Credits Required
6-9
Effective term
Fall 2020
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

What You'll Learn
  • Assess computer hardware and software using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS105)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications. (CIS105)
  • Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC270, CIS105)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-9
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0)0-3
 
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3

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