Information Technology Hardware and Software Certificate

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
ENGL 120MC Communicating Mindfully 3 0 3
IST 108C Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
TOTAL CREDITS 14
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2017-18.

This program consists of four courses which form the common core of all IT curricula.  It provides students with the basic hardware and software skills needed to obtain work in PC repair, and entry level help desk positions, while developing the communication and critical thinking skills valued by all employers.  This certificate also provides a foundation for further IT study.  Classes can be taken day or evening, or up to 100% online.

Students who complete these courses will be eligible to test for the industry-recognized A+ certificate.  In July 2015, the job search site Indeed.com listed 65 jobs open in New Hampshire requiring A+ certification. 

There is a growing demand for computer repair technicians in New Hampshire.  Job growth in this field is projected at 22.7% in New Hampshire through 2022 (www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/proj.htm).  According to a July 2015 survey by Salary.com, the median salary for entry level computer maintenance technicians in the U.S. was over $41,000.

The Computer Hardware Software certificate consists of four courses which form the common core of all IT curricula. NHTI has agreed that these courses may be transferred from other NH community colleges, however they may be applicable for transfer into this certificate only; parallel courses are listed below. The certificate provides students with the basic hardware and software skills needed to obtain work in PC repair and entry level help desk positions, while developing the communication and critical thinking skills valued by all employers.

Parallel Core Courses for IT

NH Community College English Communication Computer Course Math
Great Bay Community College ENGL 110G
College Composition I
ENGL 210G
Oral Communications
IST 113G
IT Essentials: Hardware & Software
MATH 150G
College Algebra
Lakes Region Community College ENGL 1210L
College Composition
ENG 1220L
Technical Communications
IST 252L
Managing and Troubleshooting PCs
MATH 2110L
College Algebra
Manchester Community College ENGL 110
College Composition
ENGL 113
Oral Communication
IST 102M
CompTIA A+ Hardware (and)
IST 103M CompTIA A+ Software
MATH 151M
College Algebra with Trigonometry
Nashua Community College ENGL 101N
College Composition
ENGL 109N
Oral Communication
IST 101N
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
MATH 110N
Algebra & Trigonometry
NHTI, Concord's Community College ENGL 101C
English Composition
ENGL 120CM
Communicating Mindfully
IST 108C
Personal Computer Hardware and Software
MATH 124C
College Algebra
River Valley Community College ENGCL 102R
College Comp I
ENGL 122R
Professional Communication
IST 101R
IPC Assembly/Soft Skills
MATH 110R
Functions and Modeling
White Mountain Community College ENGC 102
College Comp I
MGT 111
Organizational Communications
IST 113W
IT Essentials
MATH 124W
College Algebra

 

This program or product is sponsored by (or in part by) a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration TAACCCT. Grant Agreement #TC-26498-14-60-A-33

Aaron Conn
Information Technology
Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4143
aconn@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu

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