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IT Professional+ Certificate


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Through this certificate program, you'll develop a technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals. You can also prepare to earn valuable industry certifications, like the professional CompTIA A+, Linux+, Network+, and Security+ certificates.

Skills include software and hardware installation, network configuration and diagnosing, and preventive maintenance and security fundamentals. This certificate program is more of a “hands-on” orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of microcomputer hardware and software configuration and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of microcomputer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and analyze network structures.
  • Demonstrate problem solving that employs technical skills and comprehension of networking with application to current industry.
  • Demonstrate and employ the skills and concepts used to secure networks.
  • Demonstrate constructive and organized work habits.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


How To Apply and Register

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