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®)

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.


A+ courses, background or certification

Application Process

To apply, go to 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.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum and demonstrated portfolio and/or prior occupational learning. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 137.5

Program Course Sequence

Excellent attendance is required.

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)





PCA 644


PCA 994

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141 


A+ Certification PC Technician Module 1


PC Pro (Access Code); TestOut; $129

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing



​PCA 645



PCA 995

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 141

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



Prerequisite Totals:​ ​ 100​ ​$129


Course Series:

PCA 619


PCA 615

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 101

Network+ Part 1: Network and Data Communications


Introduction to Data Communications DCOM 101 - Custom; $133.35



PCA 620


PCA 616

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 251

Network+ Part 2: Network+ Technician Certification




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


Course Series Totals: ​87.5 $183.35




Course Series and Prerequisite Totals:





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 = $329

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.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Charles Blount | | 443-840-4221| Catonsville | BESS | 100

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville| BESS |100