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Professional Certificate in A+, Network+ and Introductory Programming

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ABOUT THIS certificate:

The A+, Network+ and Introductory Programming Professional Certificate is awarded to students after successful completion of three courses: A+ Certification Training, Network+ Certification Training, and Introduction to Programming w/Java. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.

Participants who wish to pursue this Professional Certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.

Job Outlook:

The median salary of a Computer Support Specialist is $52,000.*

Related job titles include IT Technician, and Help Desk Technician.

Job growth in this area is expected increase 12% through 2024.


Participants must have knowledge of PC hardware and software, knowledge of operating systems, and knowledge of file and directory concepts. An additional question and answer session regarding prerequisite knowledge for admission may be required.

Program Details:

This program is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for careers in the management of information security. Courses are sixteen weeks long for the fall and spring semesters, and are eight weeks long if taken over the summer.

required courses:

  • IT 801 A+ Certification TrainingParticipants study the basics of computer architecture and learn to use a contemporary operating system. Hardware requirements, microcomputer components, software compatibility and system installation and options are covered, along with post-installation topics, storage, security, system diagnosis and repair.
  • IT-O 840 Network+ Certification TrainingThis course covers current and evolving data network technologies, protocols, network components, and the networks that use them, focusing on the Internet and related LANs. The state of worldwide networking and its evolution will be discussed. This course covers the Internet architecture, organization, and protocols including Ethernet, 802.11, routing, the TCP/UDP/IP suite, DNS, Bluetooth, SNMP, DHCP, and more. 
  • IT 811 Introduction to Programming with Java - This course introduces the concepts of object-oriented design and implementation approach in Java programming language. Participants will use different tools to understand some basic design patterns and know how to apply them into real world situations. Object-Oriented based design knowledge and how to implement in Java language will be discussed. Basic HTML World Wide Web programming will also be included.


Application Information

Tuition for the three-course program $7,950. Students may also elect to enroll in additional courses for $2,650 each. Applying is easy; all you need is a resume! If you have any questions about the IT Professional Certificate program, feel free to contact the Certificate Program Manager & Advisor or see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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