Computer Support Specialist Networking+/Security+ Certificate

The Computer Support Specialist Network+/Security+ 33 to 34-credit hour certificate provides additional technical skills and industry-recognized credentials for students to qualify for a wider range of high-demand positions across the broad field of information systems.   Upon completion of the certificate, students are prepared to take both the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Individuals may choose to enter the workforce with strong computer, network and security support skills, or continue another year of studies to complete their Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree.

(Major Code 6620; State CIP Code 11.1006)

First Semester

CPCA 105Introduction to Personal Computers: Windows0-1
CPCA 120Computer User Support Skills*3
CPCA 128PC Applications: MS Office3
or CPCA 108
CPCA 110
CPCA 123
Word Processing I: MS Word*
and Spreadsheets I: MS Excel*
and E-Presentation: MS PowerPoint*
ELEC 186CompTIA A+ Essentials3
IT 120CompTIA A+ Practical Applications3
IT 140Networking Fundamentals4
Total Hours16-17

Note: Students are eligible for the Computer Support Specialist A+ Certificate upon completion of the first semester and would be eligible to take the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification Exam.

Second Semester

CPCA 106Introduction to Personal Computers: Macintosh1
CPCA 109Google Apps*1
CPCA 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CPCA 138Windows for Microcomputers*1
ELEC 250Microcomputer Maintenance*3
IT 145Routing and Switching Essentials*3
WEB 112Professional Skills for the Digital Developer3
Total Hours13

Third Semester

IT 201Network Security Fundamentals*4
Total Hours4

Note: Students are eligible for the Computer Support Specialist Networking+/Security+ Certificate upon completion of the first and second semesters and IT 201 and would be eligible to take the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ Exam and Security+ Exam.

Total Program Hours: 33-34