The following certificates (A+, CCNA, MOS, Network+, Security+, and Server+) are designed to prepare students for skills upgrade or entry-level careers in various information technology fields. These certificates provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to build, secure, and manage local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs), and learn Microsoft Office computer skills, and how to protect vital information. Additionally, some certificates provide students with the necessaryskills and knowledge to pass specific industry certifications, such as Comp TIA A+, Microsoft Office Specialist, Network+, Security+, Server+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
Students may need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and mathematical skills before entering these programs. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete the program. See the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of these programs will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in the specific areas listed below.
The Information Technology certificates are offered at specific campuses and/or through Online Learning. Many of the courses/certificates are available using a hybrid model with online course work and course-specific labs offered at one of our campuses. Some travel to campus lab sites may be required. For details consult a Colorado Mountain College advisor. For a full description of the courses, see the Course Description section.
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency:
- A+ Computer Technician
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Microsoft Office Specialist
- Network +
The Information Security Specialist certificate is designed for students with an interest in the wide range of activities associated with the protection of information, one of an organization’s most vital assets. This certificate provides a foundation in computer operations, programming, and data communication with a breadth and depth of instruction in information security.
These courses are designed to give a basic understanding and working knowledge in information security as well as prepare the student to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, a vendor-neutral certification exam considered the worldwide standard of competency for foundation-level security practitioners. For more information see the Course Description section.
The Security+ certificate is offered through Online Learning.