CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Technical Certificate of Credit program is designed to provide computer users with the basic entry-level skills working toward CompTia A+ certification.

The standard curriculum for the CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Certificate is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program any semester. The CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Certificate program generally takes two (2) to three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 11 credit hours.


Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,330
  • Books/Supplies: $761
Curriculum Outline (11 hours)
Occupational Courses (11 hours) 11
CIST 1122

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.

Choose One (3 hours) 3
COMP 1000

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

CIS yyyCIST Elective (3 hours) 3
Choose One (4 hours) 4
CIST 1135

(Prerequisites: None) This course provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI). Topics include using the modern virtual operating systems and cloud environments.

CIST 2411

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment.

Approved Electives:  COMP 1000, CIST 1220, CIST 1305, CIST 1510, CIST 1530, CIST 1540, CIST 2126, CIST 2127, CIST 2128, CIST 2129, CIST 2120, CIST 2130, CIST 2510, CIST 2921, CIST 2991
Program Chair

Computer Information Systems Instructor/Blackboard Point of Contact

Program Chair

Computer Information Systems Instructor

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