Nov 18, 2018  
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Catalog 2018-19

A+ Certified PC Repair Technician


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to sit for the CompTIA® A+ exam, and for a career as a computer service technician.  Learn how to identify computer problems and repair them.  Develop the skills to build and configure hardware, install and update software, and maintain computer networks.  Work in a variety of settings in both public and private business sectors.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Certifying Organization:

Students will have the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA® certification exam.

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA®), www.comptia.org

Financial Aid and Payment Options


Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Baltimore County College Promise
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


1 semester (14 - 16 weeks).

Courses start in August, January, and June at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Essex and CCBC Owings Mills. Course schedules vary each semester. Courses may be offered face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED; computer literate; strong computer skills; and strong analytical skills.  Students must have access to the Internet to complete assignments. 

Application Process


To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Excellent attendance is required

Course Number

 

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs **

T=Tuition/F=Fees

PCA 644 or

PCA 994 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141

A+ Certification PC Technician Module 1

50

PC Pro (Access Code); TestOut; ISBN 978-1-935080-52-7; $150

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$645

T-$258/F-$387

PCA 645

or

PCA 995 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 235

A+ Certification PC Technician Module 2

50

Same as Module I

$645

T-$258/F-$387

Course Series Totals:

100

$150

$1290

T-$516/F-$774

Additional Information


Additional Expenses:
2 CompTIA A+ Certification exams at $205 each. 

Skills for Success:
​Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners, detail-oriented, have strong analytical skills, the ability to take direction, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Career Opportunities:​
With certification, students qualify for entry-level positions including Computer Repair Technician, Field Service Technician, Computer Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, and Help Desk Support Technician. This career requires continued training and education.

Career Coach


Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at: https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA .  Explore career and training opportunities at: https://ccbcmd.emsicareercoach.com/.

Program Contact Information


Coordinator: Lindsey Anderson | landerson3@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-5793 | Catonsville | BESS | 104A

Administrative Assistant: Nancy Pittinger | npittinger@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4483 | Owings Mills | 302

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