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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A+ Computer Technician Certificate


 This certificate provides a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. It is a foundation certificate for computer repair technicians.

Additionally, this certificate prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams, an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians with the equivalent of 500 hours of hands-on experience. Major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers accept CompTIA A+ certification as the standard in foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification for service technicians. The exams cover a broad range of hardware and software technologies, but are not bound to any vendor-specific products.

The A+ certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs. This program will also be offered collegewide at all CMC locations; however, not all courses will be offered in a live mode at all campuses and this program will not be fully available through online learning. Please contact a campus counselor or academic advisor at the preferred campus for more information.

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.                                                       

Minimum Hours Required


Minimum Credit Hours Required (8)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (120)

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).

 

Information Technology Certificates


The following certificates (A+, CCNA, Network+, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, 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), learn Microsoft Office computer skills, and how to protect vital information. Additionally, some certificates provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pass specific industry certifications.

This certificate curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology Specialist  and credits may be applied toward that degree.

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 Colorado Mountain College Online. 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. 

Certificate of Occupational Proficiency: