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A+ Preparation Certificate 

Students who complete this program should be able to repair and upgrade personal computers. They also should be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification examination in personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Note: Completing CompTIA A+ Part 1 and CompTIA A+ Part 2 is required to earn the certificate.

Earning this certification validates understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. A+ certified professionals have mastered the technologies found in today's extensive and varied IT environments, from mobile to traditional devices and operating systems.

Prince George's Community College is a proud Academy Partner of CompTIA—The voice of information technology.

Course Descriptions 

TEC-482 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 1

This course is the first of a two-part series designed to train those who want to become computer support technicians. CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves installation, preventive maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting competence. Topics covered include hardware, operating systems, networking, and security.

$670 (includes $150 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Sessions

09310 | 5/28 - 7/1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu | Remote

09518 | 5/13 - 6/27 | 6:30-9:45 p.m. | Mon/Wed/Thu | Annex C TBA

Fall 2024 Sessions

11781 | 8/27 - 10/15 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CAT 315

11782 | 8/26 - 10/14 | 6:00 -10:00 p.m. | Mon/Wed | CAT 315

11783 | 8/26 - 12/11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Mon/Wed  | Laurel TBA

11784 | 8/31 - 10/19 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Sat | CAT 315

12188 | 9/9 - 10/22 | 6:30-9:45 p.m. | Sat | Annex C 043

12189 | 8/27 - 10/10 | 6:30-9:45 p.m. |  Mon/Wed/Thu | CAT 315

12190 | 10/5 - 11/23 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Sat | CAT 315

TEC-483 CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 2

This course is the second of a two-part series designed to train those who want to become CompTIA A+ certified computer support technicians. The practical applications of hardware, operating systems, networking, and security will be covered in this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Part 1.

$670 (includes $150 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Sessions

09311 | 7/8 - 7/31 | 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu | Remote

09519 | 7/1 - 8/15 | 6:30-9:45 p.m. | Mon/Wed/Thu | Annex C TBA

Fall 2024 Sessions

11910 | 10/15 - 12/5 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CAT 315

11912 | 10/18 - 12/6 | 2:00-5:30 p.m. | Fri | CAT TBA

11915 | 10/16 - 12/4 | 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Mon/Wed | CAT TBA

12191 | 10/21 - 12/5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Mon/Wed/Thu | CAT 315

12192 | 10/15 - 11/26 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CAT 315

TEC-486: Build and Repair Your Own Computer

This class teaches students how to build and repair a personal computer. The lecture focuses on the steps involved in building a computer from scratch. Lab time includes extensive teacher involvement with the student. The student is responsible for purchasing the computer components specified in the parts list, vendor information provided at the first class, and a tool kit. Learn how to differentiate between hardware and software-related problems.

$295 (includes $95 lab fee).

Classes not offered at this time. 

*Remote

Students who take a remote class will meet online via Zoom in your Canvas course at scheduled times with set deadlines and due dates. Students will ​also access learning materials, assignments, and participate in discussions via Canvas.

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Contact Information

Phone: 301-546-0873
Email: itcerts@pgcc.edu 

Resources

Successful completion of CompTIA A+ Part 1 and CompTIA A+ Part 2 will prepare you for the current exam and allow you to purchase discounted vouchers.

For information on the credits required for industry certification, and how to purchase discount vouchers at the College, please email ITCerts@pgcc.edu.