A+ Microcomputer Technician Certificate

Curriculum CIS.APL.CERT (C407N)

The A+ Microcomputer Technician certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in the growing specialty of PC technical support. The courses parallel CompTIA’s A+ exam objectives.


At the successful completion of the A+ Microcomputer Technician Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the hardware and software components of a computer in order to understand their function, dependencies and interactions;
  • repair and replace hardware components to fix problems with client PCs;
  • install and configure Windows client operating system to prepare it for use;
  • describe LAN/WAN topologies, protocols and terminology needed to design, configure and maintain a network;
  • design and install a LAN to allow computers to communicate and share data; and
  • design network security to provide users appropriate access and protection against intrusions.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 105A+ PC Hardware & Software

3 credits

CIS 106A+ PC Maintenance & Repair

3 credits

CIS 174Windows Client-Server Systems Administration

3 credits

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12

See CIS course descriptions.

Note: A+ Certified technicians can earn credit towards CIS 105◊ and/or CIS 106

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354