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Computer Maintenance Technology Certificate

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Program Design

The Computer Maintenance Technology certificate program is for students seeking specific skills in the installation, configuration and maintenance of computers and basic-to-complex computer networks. Students will acquire background and skills to enable them to understand and work with digital machines connected to networks. Students will learn to: install, configure, maintain and upgrade stand-alone computers or computers within networks; troubleshoot basic hardware and software problems on computers and within computer networks; understand the fundamentals of computer operating systems; describe and understand the basic technologies used in local and wide area networks, including logical and physical technologies as well as hardware and software associated with computer networks; and demonstrate sufficient knowledge in computer and computer networking technology to secure career placement in the field. Classroom discussion is supplemented with hands-on computer network laboratory experience and projects.

The Computer Maintenance Technology certificate will also begin to prepare students for the CompTIA, Microsoft and CCNA certification exams.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime and/or evening hours. Students who complete the Computer Maintenance Technology Certificate program and decide to pursue an associate in science degree may apply all of their credits towards the Computer Network Technology A.S. degree program. Students should consult with a computer science/technology faculty advisor to plan their program and schedule of classes, and to discuss required course prerequisites.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Computer Maintenance Technology certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Differentiate and understand the role and function of various current and emerging technologies, including, but not limited to, computer hardware and networking.
  2. Describe basic computer organization and the relationship between hardware components and the operating system.
  3. Differentiate and apply the basic technologies used in local- and wide-area networks.
  4. Demonstrate skills in installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrade of computer operating systems at both the workstation and server levels.
  5. Demonstrate competency in installing, repairing, servicing, troubleshooting and upgrading computers and peripheral equipment from the PC technician’s point of view.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in installation, maintenance, upgrade and troubleshooting of computer operating systems from the PC technician’s point of view.

Total Credits Required: 22

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