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PC Technician Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples.

The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+ and Microsoft. Students may also further their education by enrolling in Computer Technology, Network concentration.

Program Location: Greenwood, Laurens County

Contact Information: Coronicca Oliver

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 114 Computers and Programming 3.0
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 267 Technical Support Concepts 3.0
IST 272 Relational Database 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
  CPT or IST Elective 3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 30.0
 

Updated 4/23/2014

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement - This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot computers, networks and network equipment. The program takes a hands-on approach using real-world examples. The PC Technician certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level job in computer maintenance and network support. Students will also learn the objectives for several national certifications including A+, Network+ and Microsoft.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1.  Demonstrate the ability to use logical design techniques in creating programs and systems

2. Recognize and describe the personal computer hardware components

3. Install, configure and upgrade personal computer operating systems

4. Apply basic computer literacy concepts

5. Plan, design and construct a working computer network including appropriate Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) connections and protocols

6. Demonstrate the ability to organize data using current computer technology

 

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Advisement Information

  • Students are allowed to start in any term; however, all courses are not offered every semester.

  • The courses in this certificate fulfill 36 of the 72 hours required for the Computer Technology-Network concentration (CTN3). Beginning fall 2014, this will change to 30 of the 72 hours.

  • Some courses are offered online.

  • Sequencing of courses is very important.

  • Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013.

  • All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system.  All AOT and Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and/or IST 281 will purchase a textbook for each class.  All textbooks are packaged with an access code.  Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used.

  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • College policy states that computer coursework is valid for 8 years.

    Advisement Information updated 6/11/2014