May 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Technician Certificate - Academic Plan

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The Computer Technician program prepares individuals for entry-level jobs in the personal computer industry involving the installation, upgrading and servicing of personal computer systems and computer networks. Three common examples of positions in which a graduate of this program might be employed are retail computer store technician, field service technician for a computer/network systems reseller and in-house computer/network technician for a large company. Students in this program gain extensive experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, the competency standard for service technicians in the computer industry.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 27


Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Avaiable Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CIS 1018  - Intro to PC Applications 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
CIS 1024   - Intro to Operating Systems 3 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 1020   - A+ Certification Preparation 4 Yes No Yes No
CNG 1021   - Computer Technician I: A+ 4 No Yes Yes Yes
CNG 1022   - Computer Technician II: A+ 4 Yes No Yes No
CNG 1024   - Networking I: Network+ 3 No Yes Yes Yes
CNG 1025   - Networking II: Network+ 3 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 2011   - Windows Configuration: (OS) 3 No Yes Yes No


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • CIS 1018   – Introduction to PC Applications (May substitute select courses, see 2022/2023 catalog for requirements).
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office ( or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.

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