A+ Prep Certificate

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A+ Prep Certificate

Program Code: C25590M / C25590HM

Our Information Technology (IT) A+ Prep program will teach you about topics including network and security foundations, hardware and software support, operating systems concepts, and Windows administration. A+ certification helps verify your ability in PC and laptop hardware, software installation, and configuration of computer and mobile operating systems. This program will help prepare you for employment in entry-level positions technical support, networking, and other IT operational roles.

This is a certificate program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree or diploma program. Certificate programs can be taken alone but are often taken along with other IT programs.

This certificate is also available to high school students through our Career & College Promise program.

Learn more about this program’s student outcome data.

Certificate requirements

12 Credit Hours

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces cloud computing and storage concepts. Emphasis is placed on cloud terminology, virtualization, storage networking and access control. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of cloud storage systems.

Lecture Hours: 1  Lab Hours: 4  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware, diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking, mathematics, terminology, media and protocols.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Corequisites:
    None

This course introduces students to a broad range of operating system concepts, including installation and maintenance. Emphasis is place on operating system concepts, management, maintenance, and resources required. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of OS concepts, installation, management, maintenance, using a variety of operating systems.

Lecture Hours: 2  Lab Hours: 2  Clinical Hours: 0  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Prerequisites:
    Take One: DRE-097, ENG-002, BSP-4002, ENG-111
  • Corequisites:
    None

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

IT students can train and test for a variety of industry-recognized certifications, including A+, Security+ and Net+. Craven Community College is a Microsoft Academy and provides certification testing for the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.

Contact Information

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New Bern Campus
252-638-7370

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