Computers continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities in business, manufacturing, education and health care. This program provides balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, computer hardware and computer software. Emphasis is placed on operating principles of hardware and software, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components, industry standards and hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure and troubleshoot basic PCs. Courses that prepare the student to sit for both the Comp TIA A+ and the MCITP exams are integrated into the program.
Note: All courses in this certificate program can be applied to the Computer and Networking Technology A.A.S. degree (AAS_CNTD). Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
|COURSE NO.||COURSE TITLE||COURSE NOTES||CREDITS|
|COMI 1100||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CNVT 1000||Computer Repair A+ Hardware||3|
|CNVT 1010||Computer Repair A+ Software||3|
|CNVT 1200||Introduction to Wireless||3|
|CNVT 2300||Desktop Technician-Consumer||3|
|CNVT 2310||Desktop Technician-Business||3|
Total Certificate Requirements Credits 18
Most students in this certificate program attend part time and take three courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the Computer Desktop Technician certificate as a part-time student could be three semesters (or 18 months). Students who choose to attend full time could complete this certificate program in as few as two semesters (or 12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit www.ccri.edu/acadaffairs/gainful-employment/bst/engr/desktop-tech-cert.html.