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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 have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and an opportunity to sit for the CompTIA® certification exam

Certifying Organization:

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 Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

The length of this program is 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

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Excellent attendance is required

Course Number




Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs **


PCA 644 or

PCA 994 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141

A+ Certification PC Technician Module 1


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

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing



PCA 645


PCA 995 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 235

A+ Certification PC Technician Module 2


Same as Module I



Course Series Totals:





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

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Program Contact Information


Steve Ricketts

Email: sricketts@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-4442

Location: Owings Mills, 305E


Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger

Email: npittinger@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-4483

Location: Owings Mills, 302

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