Network & PC Support (A+ N+ Certification Prep)

Why Choose NPC's Network & PC Support (A+ N+ Certification Prep)?

If you are interested in information technology as a career, A+ and Network+ certifications could be foundational to your success. NPC offers a series of courses that focus on the information needed to pass the CompTIA examinations. In addition, the program provides you the opportunity of gaining the equivalent knowledge of the recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience. Let NPC's own CompTIA-certified instructors carefully guide you through the topics covered by the three A+ Essentials, A+ Practical Application and Network + examinations.

About Our Program

NPC's Network and PC Support is a 16-credit Certificate of Proficiency (CP) program that helps you prepare for the three national CompTIA certification examinations (A+ test part 1 & 2 and N+). The program starts with the computer basics you need, CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology, a three-credit-hour course covering computer business information systems and applications with an emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages.

In CIS 141 & 142, Managing and Maintaining Your PC (A+) I & II, NPC's own CompTIA-certified instructors guide you through the necessary competencies for the two A+ exams. CIS 141 addresses IRQs, direct memory access and practical computer repair including the basics of installing and repairing hard drives, modems, network cards, CPUs, power supplies, PDAs and printers. CIS 142 is geared toward the CompTIA Practical Application exam and focuses on the uses of current software and operating system interfaces and features. In both courses, instructional emphasis is on hands-on practice of the essential knowledge needed for the entry-level information technology professional.

CIS 145 Network+ Certification Preparation offers an overview of networking and skills application using both traditional and hands-on lab methods to prepare students to pass the CompTIA Network + exam.

Cap your studies with four additional credits: two-credits for developing your own "digital portfolio" and a two credit-internship to help you with the CompTIA recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. You gain knowledge and experience working with IT professionals at the college or other participating businesses.

Degree/Certificate Options

Successfully completing these 16-credit hours of coursework not only prepares you to take the national CompTIA certification exams, you also earn an NPC Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in Network and PC Support.

Career Opportunities

Computer systems and networks are continually being developed and enhanced, making Information Technology a field of almost limitless opportunity. CompTIA A+ and Network + certifications can open many career doors and, according to www.payscale.com (6/2011), entry-level salaries average $27,880 for certified IT support techs and $28,558 for network + certified support technicians. (SOC 15.1142)

Online Course Options

CIS 105 (SUN # CIS 1120) Computer Applications and Information Technology is a prerequisite for most CIS courses, degrees and certificates.

Contact Us

Kristen Williams, Secretary to the Dean

Career & Technical Education Division
Silver Creek Campus -- Snowflake/Taylor
Student Center (SNC), Rm. 124

(800) 266-7845, ext. 6232
Fax: 
928-536-6228