CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Henry Campuses
  • Major Code: CA71
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 18

Program Description

The CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Preparation technical certificate of credit program is designed to provide computer users with the skills and knowledge necessary to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Earning CompTIA A+ certification shows that the individual possesses the knowledge, technical skills, and customer relations skills essential for working as a successful entry-level computer service technician.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope.
  • Meet assessment requirements.

Course Expiration:

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Computer Information Systems, the following course must be taken five years prior to graduation:

  • All CIST
  • COMP 1000

Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.


First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts4
CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance4

Second TermCIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
Specific Occupation elective4

Specific Occupation ElectivesCIST 2122A+ Preparation3
CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals3

**Courses will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Program Advisors
Steve White

Gordon Carns

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107