Why Choose NPC's Network & PC Support (A+ N+ Certification Prep)?
If you are interested in information technology as a career, A+, Network+ and Security + 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 A+ Essentials, A+ Practical Application, Network + and Security + examinations.
About Our Program
of CompTIA –
the voice of Information Technology
Northland Pioneer College has enhanced its Network and PC Support program to now offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) and a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) that helps you prepare for the national CompTIA certification examinations (A+ test part 1 & 2, N+ and S+). The program starts with the computer basics you need, CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology, a three-credit-hour course (available as an on-site or online course) covering computer business information systems and applications with an emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages.
Cap your studies with a three-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.
Computer systems and networks are continually being developed and enhanced, making Information Technology a field of almost limitless opportunity. CompTIA A+, Network + and Security + certifications can open many career doors and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Arizona Nonmetropolitan area entry-level salaries average $36,480 for certified IT support techs (May 2015, SOC 15.1151) and $49,410 for network + certified support technicians. (May 2015, SOC 15.1152)
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Silver Creek Campus -- Snowflake/Taylor
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