2022-2023 Catalog

CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation (CA71) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation technical certificate of credit program is designed to provide computer users with the skills and knowledge necessary to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Earning CompTIA A+ certification shows that the individual possesses the knowledge, technical skills and customer relations skills essential for working as a successful entry-level computer service technician.

Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED® is not required to enter or graduate from the program.

Program Technical Requirements

1. All CIST programs require windows based PC.

2. Chromebooks and Mac and Linux based computers are not compatible with programs.

3. CIST 1510 and CIST 2531 require an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Course Validity Duration

All CIST courses are valid for a period of 5 years after completion.

COMP 1000 is valid for a period of 5 years after completion.

Required Courses

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance


CIST xxxxCIST Operating Systems Course


CIST xxxxCIST Elective


Total Credit Hours: 18 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation