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Computer Technician Certificate

Certificate

CIP 110101 (CTC1)

The Computer Technician program prepares individuals for entry-level jobs in the personal computer industry involving the installation, upgrading and servicing of personal computer systems and computer networks. Three common examples of positions in which a graduate of this program might be employed are retail computer store technician, field service technician for a computer/network systems reseller and in-house computer/network technician for a large company.

Students in this program gain extensive experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, the competency standard for service technicians in the computer industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Major Courses

(27 credit hours)

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications*

3

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CNG 120

A+ Certification Preparation

4

CNG 121

Computer Technology I: A+

4

CNG 122

Computer Technology II: A+

4

CNG 124

Networking I: Network+

3

CNG 125

Networking II: Network+

3

CNG 211

Windows Configuration (OS)**

3

Total

27 credit hours

*Students may substitute any of the following courses for CIS 118: CIS 135, CIS 161, CIS 145 and CIS 155.

**Students may substitute the following course for CNG 211: CIS 128

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

"Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information."

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