This program consists of two 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/Mobile repair, and entry level help desk positions.
This certificate also provides a foundation for further IT study. Classes can be taken day or evening.
Students who complete these courses will be eligible to test for the industry-recognized A+ certificate. In July 2015, the job search siteIndeed.comlisted 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.
Information Technology Hardware and Software Certificate
|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|IST 104C||PC/Mobile Hardware & Networking||2||2||3|
|IST 109C||PC OS Security and Cloud Fundamentals||2||2||3|
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Be eligible to test for industry-recognized certificates: CompTIA A+
- Use critical thinking, abstract conceptualization, and problem solving