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 necessary skills and knowledge to pass specific industry certifications, such as Comp TIA A+, Microsoft Office Specialist, Network+, Security+, Server+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
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 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 adviser.
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency:
Certificate: A+ Computer Technician
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 the Roaring Fork Campus - Glenwood Springs, and the Summit Campus - Dillon.
◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course
✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree
For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .