CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Certificate (CA61)

The CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation technical certificate of credit program is designed to provide computer users with the basic entry-level skills working toward CompTIA A+ certification.

Employment Opportunities

A+ Certified Professionals are highly needed throughout the Information Technology industry. Employment opportunities include Computer Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, Computer Service Technician, Networking Specialist or Analyst, PC Repair Specialist, and Technical Trainer.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Certificate Curriculum

The curriculum for the CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 225 contact hours and generally takes 1 semester to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (10 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


CIST 1122Hardware Installation & Maintenance


CIS Operating Systems Course


Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,000

Fees ($385 per semester): $385

Books/Supplies: $300

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)