Network+ Certified Technician, Continuing Education Certificate

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA® Network+ Certification Exam, and for a career as a network technician.  Learn how to plan, install, configure and troubleshoot a computer network.  Develop the skills to install and configure network operating systems and network hardware.  Implement wireless networks, install and configure TCP/IP, perform diagnostic procedures to troubleshoot network malfunctions, and implement/manage network security.

Program objectives

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will have the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA® Network+ certification exam.

Certifying Organization:

Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA®)

www.comptia.org

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

1 - 2 semesters (14 – 32 weeks) not including prerequisites.

Courses start in August, January, and June at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Essex, and CCBC Owings Mills.  Courses are offered in a variety of different schedules that include face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED. Students must be computer literate, have strong computer skills, and have access to a computer and the Internet to complete assignments.

Recommended:

A+ courses, background or certification

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Excellent attendance is required.

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Prerequisites: 

 

PCA 644

or

PCA 994

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141 

 

A+ Certification PC Technician Module 1

50

PC Pro (Access Code); TestOut; $129

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

 

$695

T-$245/F-$450

​PCA 645

 

or

PCA 995

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141

​A+ Certification PC Technician Module 2 ​50 ​Same as Module 1

$695

T-$245/F-$450

 

Prerequisite Totals:​ ​ 100​ ​$129

$1390

T-$490/F-$900

 

Course Series:

PCA 619

or

PCA 615

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 101

Network+ Part 1: Network and Data Communications

​37.5

Guide to Networking Essentials 8th edition; Tomsho; ISBN 9780357118283; $199.95

​$535

T-$195/F-$340

 

PCA 620

or

PCA 616

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 251

Network+ Part 2: Network+ Technician Certification

 

 

50

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification Guide; Sequeira; ISBN 978-0-7897-5981-8; $99.98

$695

T-$245/F-$450

Course Series Totals: ​87.5 $299.93​

$1230

T-$440/F-$790

 

Course Series and Prerequisite Totals:

187.5

$428.93

$2620

T-$930/F-$1690

 

Additional Information

Additional Offerings:
Students pursuing certification in Network+ often enroll in the following computer network/security related classes:  A+ Certification; Security+ Certification; Windows Server Certification; Red Hat Certification; Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense Certification, and VMware Certification.

Additional Expenses:
CompTIA Network+ Certification exam = $319


Skills for Success:
Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners; have strong analytical skills; the ability to take direction; the ability to work both independently and as a team member. 
 
Career Opportunities:

With certification, students will qualify for entry-level positions as a Network Service Technician; Network Installer; IT Cable Installer; Computer Technician; Field Service Technician; Computer Support Specialist; and Technical Support Specialist.  This career requires continued training and education.

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at: https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA .  Explore career and training opportunities at: https://ccbcmd.emsicareercoach.com/.

Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Charles Blount | cblount@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4221| Catonsville | BESS | 100

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville| BESS |100