PC Technician

PC Technician

Become a Go-to Computer Expert

Computer support specialists maintain, upgrade, and repair computer systems and networks as well as providing support for users. To be successful as a PC Technician, you should have an interest in working with people and enjoy learning about new technology.

You'll learn how to accomplish needs such as: 

  • Software installation and training for non-specialists
  • Network testing and maintenance
  • Hardware repairs

The one year, 34 credit hour PC technician certificate program can give you the skills to work on both hardware and software systems as well as the interpersonal skills to succeed as a computer technician.

Plan of Study

First Semester

  • CIS-103 - IT Career Exploration (1)
  • CIS-135 - Microcomputer Operating Systems* (3)
  • CSC-110 - Introduction to Computers (3)
  • NET-122 - Computer Hardware Basics* (3)
  • NET-165 - Network Plus* (3)
  • COM-723 Workplace Communications (3) OR
  • ENG-101 - Elements of Writing (3) OR
  • ENG-105 - Composition I - (3)

16 Credit Hours

Second Semester

  • NET-321 - Windows Networking (3)
  • NET-235 - CCNA Cisco 1 (3)
  • MGT-145 - Human Relations in Management (3) OR
  • PSY-111 - Introduction to Psychology (3) 
  • SPC-101 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3) OR
  • COM-744 - Oral Communication in the Workplace (3) OR
  • SPC-112 - Public Speaking (3) 
  • NET-137 - Advanced PC Concepts (3)
  • NET-850 - Special Topics in Technology (3)

18 Credit Hours

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