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A+ Certificate

Location(s): Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Online

Important Information

Short Description

This certificate program prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification exams and validates the skills needed by computer support professionals. The program confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance, and basic networking, as well as tasks related to security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism.

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate 

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

CCBC Essex
Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or cdamron@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville
Vini Nithianandam
443-840-3391 or vnithiana@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:


CCBC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the CCBC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, click here .

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Courses Needed for This Program*

Program Requirements and Electives - 14 Credits

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 14*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description

The program prepares students for the industry recognized CompTIA A+ certification exams and validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers. The Certificate program confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. set up and maintain computer systems hardware and software configuration;
  2. manage system drivers and peripherals, network configuration, and system troubleshooting;
  3. diagnose and repair physical and software issues both in person and remotely;
  4. take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.