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 have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and 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
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • 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

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; ISBN 978-1-935080-52-7; $150

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

 

$645

T-$258/F-$387

​PCA 645

 

or

PCA 995

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141

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

​$645

T-$258/F-$387

 

Prerequisite Totals:​ ​ 100​ ​$150

$1290

T-$516/F-$774

 

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; Tomsho; ISBN 1-305-10543-5; $207.95

​$505

T-$177/F-$328

 

PCA 620

or

PCA 616

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 251

Network+ Part 2: Network+ Technician Certification

 

 

50

CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Certification Guide; Barker; ISBN 978-0-7897-5408-0; $49.99

$645

T-$258/F-$387

Course Series Totals: ​87.5 257.94​

$1150

T-$435/F-$715

 

Course Series and Prerequisite Totals:

187.5

$407.94

$2440

T-$951/F-$1489

 

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 = $294


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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnKS2W3Z4k8.  Explore career and training opportunities at: https://ccbcmd.emsicareercoach.com/.

Program Contact Information

Coordinator:

Steve Ricketts

sricketts@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4442

Owings Mills, 305E

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger

npittinger@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4483

Owings Mills, 302