Information Technology Specialist
Prepare for an entry-level position in the information technology (IT) sector by learning the basics of network and computer security. This certificate course will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ exam for certification and provide the foundational knowledge for installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting.
Learn how to safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues. Course components include IT Fundamentals, IT Customer Service, and CompTIA A+. CompTIA A+ certification validates foundational computer knowledge for a career in IT.
Individuals completing this non-credit certificate may find employment as an entry-level computer technician, computer support specialist, or computer repair and maintenance technician.
Example Careers and Average Wages
| ||Entry ||Average ||Experienced |
|Computer User Support Specialists ||$31,200 ||$47,000 ||$55,000 |
Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.
Who Should Enroll?
This program is for individuals who have an interest in the information technology field, or who currently or previously worked in computer repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting and would like to improve their computer skills for advancement.
No admission requirements or entrance exam is needed. Individuals should have some computer knowledge, enjoy working with computers, and have good written and oral communication skills.
Class meets: January 13–April 29, 2020 on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00–9:00pm.
No class on January 20, February 3, March 16, and 18.
Location: Main Campus—Black Hawk Hall
Cost: $1,995. Includes two textbooks and two CompTIA A+ vouchers for 220-901 and 220-902 exams upon successful completion of the course. Financial assistance may be available for individuals who qualify. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.
Register online for the Information Technology Specialist Certificate or call 319-296-4290.
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