A+ Certificate

A tinkerer at heart, you have a knack for making things work. From hospitals to giant corporations to the public sector to that phone in your pocket, computers are an essential part of everyday life. But you know what? Sometimes they break, and that’s where you come in.

The Texarkana College A+ certification will give you the credential you need to start putting dollars in your pocket.

Degree Plan

Class Hours
CPMT 1311 A+: Introduction to Computer Maintenance 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITSC 1321 A+: Intermediate PC Operating Systems 3
CPMT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Installation & Repair 1
A+ Electives (2)* 6-8
Total 16-18

*A+ Electives: ITNW 1325, 1351, ITSC 2339, ITSY 1342, ITCC 1401, 1404

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Dr. Dixon Boyles
Dean of Business and Social Sciences
903-823-3192
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A+ Course Descriptions

CPMT 1311 A+: Introduction to Computer Maintenance

A study of the information for the assembly of a microcomputer system. Emphasis on the evolution of microprocessors and microprocessor bus structures. Identify modules that make up a computer system and its operation; identify each type of computer bus structure; and assemble/setup microcomputer systems, accessory boards, and install/connect associated peripherals.

ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems

The fundamentals of managing and configuring network clients.

ITSC 1321 A+ Intermediate PC Operating Systems

Continued study in advanced installation and configuration troubleshooting, advanced file management, memory and storage management. Update peripheral device drivers, and use of utilities to increase system performance. Prerequisite: ITSC 1321 or CPMT 1311.

CPMT 1191 Special Topics in Computer Installation & Repair

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

Approved Electives

ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Instruction in networking essential concepts including the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Identify media used in network communications, distinguish among them, and determine how to use them to connect servers and clients in a network; recognize the primary network architectures, identify their major characteristics, and determine which would be most appropriate for a proposed network; determine how to implement and support the major networking components, including the server, operating system, and clients; distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN; and determine how to implement connectivity devices in the larger LAN/WAN environment.

ITNW 1351 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

Designing, planning, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting wireless LANs (WLANs). Includes WLAN design, installation, and configuration; and WLAN security issues and vendor interoperability strategies.

ITSC 2339 Personal Computer Help Desk Support

Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software-related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects.

ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security

Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.

ITCC 1401 Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Co-requisite: Must be enrolled concurrently in ITCC 1404.

ITCC 1404 Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in ITCC 1401.