IT Professional+ Certificate
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.
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.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.
Career opportunities include system administrator and network administrator.
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