CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation (CA61)  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 one (1) to two (2) 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: $1,495
  • Books/Supplies: $761
Curriculum Outline (11 hours)
Occupational Courses (11 hours) 11
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.

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.

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.


Computer Information Systems Instructor
Swainsboro Campus - Building 2, Office 2106/2107


Computer Information Systems Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Gillis Building. Office 810

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