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Network+ Certified Technician

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Program Description

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA® Network+ Certification Exam, and for a career as a network technician.  Learn how to plan, install, configure and troubleshoot a computer network.  Develop the skills to install and configure network operating systems and network hardware.  Implement wireless networks, install and configure TCP/IP, perform diagnostic procedures to troubleshoot network malfunctions, and implement/manage network security.

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

Certifying Organization:

Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA®)


Financial Aid and Payment Options

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

Program Length

1 - 2 semesters (14 – 32 weeks) not including prerequisites.

Courses start in August, January, and June at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Essex, and CCBC Owings Mills.  Courses are offered in a variety of different schedules that include face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

Program Requirements

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


A+ courses, background or certification

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 Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)





PCA 644


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 141

​A+ Certification PC Technician Module 2 ​50 ​Same as Module 1




Prerequisite Totals:​ ​ 100​ ​$150




Course Series:

PCA 619


PCA 615

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 101

Network+ Part 1: Network and Data Communications


Guide to Networking Essentials; Tomsho; ISBN 1-305-10543-5; $207.95




PCA 620


PCA 616

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 251

Network+ Part 2: Network+ Technician Certification




CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Certification Guide; Barker; ISBN 978-0-7897-5408-0; $49.99



Course Series Totals: ​87.5 257.94​




Course Series and Prerequisite Totals:






Additional Information

Additional Offerings:
Students pursuing certification in Network+ often enroll in the following computer network/security related classes:  A+ Certification; Security+ Certification; Windows Server Certification; Red Hat Certification; Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense Certification, and VMware Certification.

Additional Expenses:
CompTIA Network+ Certification exam = $294

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

With certification, students will qualify for entry-level positions as a Network Service Technician; Network Installer; IT Cable Installer; Computer Technician; Field Service Technician; Computer Support Specialist; and Technical Support Specialist.  This career requires continued training and education.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Charles Blount | cblount@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4221| Catonsville | BESS | 100

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

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