Computer Hardware Installation and Maintenance

Certificate Major

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No.3162

This certificate prepares the student to sit for two industry standard, vender independent certifications, the A+ certification and the Network+ certification. Students receiving their certificates possess the knowledge, skills, and customer relations experience needed to enter the computer or network technician area, as PC support technicians, help desk technicians, and PC installer. Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • sit for the A+ Certification and Network + Certification examination;
  • install Software and Hardware;
  • support users in a PC environment; and
  • troubleshoot Hardware and Software Problems.

Certificate Course Requirements

CISC128 Comparative Operating Systems 4
CISC143 Essentials of Networking A 4
CISC201 Managing and Maintaining the PC A 4
CISC235 Networking Devices A 4
COMM105 Interpersonal Communication 3
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A Course requires prerequisite.

Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.

NOTE: Computer classes may be expensive. Purchase of equipment may be required.