Skills Certificate, CompTIA Certification Preparation

Program Description

The Skills Certificate, CompTIA Certification Preparation provides students with a broad knowledge of computer systems, basic networking skills, security issues, and technologies that can be used for entry-level employment or pursuit of an Associate of Applied Science degree. This sequence of courses will serve as preparation for the CompTIA certifications.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 112 Network + 3
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CS 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
 Semester Total10
 Total Units10

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
CIT 112Network +3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CS 151Introduction to Cybersecurity3
Total Units10

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Obtain the knowledge and skills required to implement a defined network architecture with basic network security, including general security concepts associated with communications, infrastructure, cryptography, and operational/organizational structure.
  • Obtain the necessary competencies required for basic networking, including terminology, components, transmission media and protocols.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade a PC as an IT technician.