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:
This certificate introduces multi-use, multitasking network operating systems. This program focuses on the characteristics of the MS Server environment and explores a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, back-up procedures, and remote access.
The program prepares students for the CompTIA Server+ certification, which is recognized by the IT industry to prove competency in server support. CompTIA Server+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification for technical support professionals. CompTIA Server+ certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot, and support server hardware and software technologies. The exam covers virtualization, disaster recovery, and security procedures.
◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course
✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree
For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .