Overview

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. 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.

This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

Information Technology Hardware and Software Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
ENGL 120MCCommunication:Mindful303
IST 108CPersonal Computer Hardware and Software223
MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
TOTAL CREDITS14

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid