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Advanced Learning Lab: Show Low Campus
No application fee or SAT/ACT scores required
CompTIA certifications are the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for many IT operational roles. These certifications include performance-based items to prove that candidates can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks at the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify individuals for endpoint management and technical support roles.
The CompTIA A+, Linux+, Network+, and Security+, certification preparation classes provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand, configure, administer, and troubleshoot a wide variety of areas ranging from hardware, operating systems, virtualization technologies, networking, mobile devices, and information security.
NPC’s Computer Information Systems department will guide you through the necessary competencies for these certifications. NPC offers the following certification preparation courses:
- A+ Preparation Courses: CIS 141 and CIS 142
- Linux+ Preparation Course: CIS 162
- Network+ Preparation Course: CIS 145
- Security+ Preparation Course: CIS 146
Labs and Classrooms
The CIS department has an advanced, dedicated computer lab at the Show Low campus. This lab is separated from the college’s network to allow faculty and students to have flexibility and control of the instructional environment without negatively impacting the college’s network.
All CIS courses are available online. Students have the option to attend remotely using Zoom web conferencing or may elect to join their instructor and/or fellow students on campus. Recordings are available for all scheduled class sessions.
In order for students to complete assignments outside of class, students are required to have access to their own computer and high-speed internet connection. NPC does provide open computer labs at all locations that students may use to complete some or all course requirements, depending on the specific course.
Show Low Campus computer lab and online
Computer support and network specialists work in many different industries, including information technology (IT), education, finance, healthcare and telecommunication.
Many help-desk technicians work for outside support service firms on a contract basis and provide help to a range of businesses and consumers. Faster computer networks are making it possible for some support specialists, particularly help-desk technicians, to work from a home office.
Future job possibilities in Information Technology will be found in every area that touches human lives: the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment, government, education, and more. And once established in the computing field, your training and experience can open doors to evermore challenging positions with increasing pay.
Salary potential ranges widely based on experience, education level, and national certifications. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the salary range for computer occupations from $45,320 to the median annual wage of $93,760. (May 2019)
Potential Job Titles
Computer support specialist, computer technician, network technician, help desk specialist, IT technician
NPC is a proud Academy Partner of CompTIA – the voice of Information Technology. Prepare for your A+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+ national industry credentials at NPC.