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CompTIA logoInterested in computers, how they work, and tearing them apart? The CompTIA® A+ certification is the starting point for a career in PC repair and IT.

A+ Certification is an industry-wide, globally recognized credential for today’s PC Repair Technicians. It is a marketable certification that organizations seek when hiring PC Technicians to support and maintain PCs in a diverse network environment. Whether a student pursues A+ Certification for its own merit or as a starting point for other certifications, the courses offered at Harford Community College give a firm foundation of knowledge, ability, and skills in the field of maintenance and PC Repair. 

Program Overview

CompTIA® A+ Certification (upon successful completion of the industry exam)

3 Courses

28 Weeks


Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED®.


Required Courses

Evening/Weekend Program
  • Fundamentals of PC Repair
  • PC Repair Level 1
  • PC Repair Level 2
Daytime Program
  • Support Tech I
    • Hardware Lab
    • DHCP & DNS Lab
    • LAN Lab
  • Support Tech II
    • Hypervisors & VM Lab
    • Intro OS & IP Lab
    • Peripherals & Connectivity Lab
  • Support Technician III
    • OS Tools Lab
    • Active Directory Lab
    • Microsoft Exchange Lab
    • Security Tools Lab
  • Support Technician IV
    • Command Prompt & Scripting Lab
    • Documentation Lab

What can I do when I complete the program?

In order to receive CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. CompTIA A+ 220-1101 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-1102 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X, and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing, and operational procedures.

CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. Students who complete the program may continue to earn Network+ and Security+ certifications, pursue a credit Cyber Defense certificate or an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree, or begin working as PC Repair Tech.