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CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. It is an industry-wide, globally recognized credential for today’s PC repair technicians and a marketable asset that employers seek when hiring. Harford Community College offers three courses, which must be taken in sequence, to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. The first of these courses is Fundamentals of PC Repair; PC Repair Technician Level 1 and PC Repair Technician Level 2 are offered in subsequent weeks.

Fundamentals of PC Repair

  • September 23 – October 5, 2019 (Mon.), 6 – 9:10 PM and (Sat.) 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 
  • Edgewood Public Library, Room 137

Gain the basic foundational knowledge of personal computers and the skills required to work in an IT career. Purchase of textbook and USB flash drive required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available. Tuition: $449. Fee: $49. Course: 45664. Call 443-360-9108.

PC Repair Technician Level 1

  • October 7 – November 16, 2019 (Mon.), 6 – 9:10 PM and (Sat.) 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 
  • Edgewood Public Library, Room 137

This is the second course in a series of three designed to prepare students to sit for the A+ Certification exam. Learn how different hardware and software components interact to make a PC system function. Install Windows to discuss, troubleshoot, and repair common problems. Topics include files, directory structure, folders, operating systems, programs, and applications. Skills include basic maintenance techniques, configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting Windows initialization/support files. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of PC Repair. Purchase of textbook required. This course is approved for VA educational benefits for veterans and eligible dependents. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available. Tuition: $1,375. Fee: $199. Course: 45665. Call 443-360-9108.

PC Repair Technician Level 2

  • November 18, 2019 – January 18, 2020 (Mon.), 6 – 9 PM and (Sat.) 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 
  • Edgewood Public Library, Room 137

Building on the knowledge learned in the Fundamentals of PC Repair and the PC Repair Technician Level 1 course, learn to dismantle and reassemble a complete PC system to be able to identify, repair, and/or replace every component in the PC system. Topics include proper handling of the components, troubleshooting and repair techniques, and safety of both the system and the user. Students work with motherboards, CPUs, power supplies, BIOS, memory, video cards, hard drives, CD-ROMs, sound cards, network cards, SCSI, and printers. Skills include advanced troubleshooting techniques of the hardware/software relationships including device drivers, IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of PC Repair and PC Repair Technician Level 1. This course is preparation for the A+ Certification exam. Purchase of textbook required. Transcript available. This course is approved for VA educational benefits for veterans and eligible dependents. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Tuition: $1,375. Fee: $199. Course: 45666.

Browse the complete listing of computer courses and industry certifications at www.harford.edu.



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