Certificate as Computer Technician

CIAT offers a certificate as Computer Technician. Learn more about the program below.

Certificate as Computer Technician

Program Overview

Program ID: #CCT

Program Length: 15 Weeks

Program Hours: 225 Clock Hours (90 Lab Hours and 135 Lecture Hours)

The Certificate as Computer Technician program provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking and security. This program prepares students for entry level positions as a Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician or PC Technician.


You must be a high school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate as Computer Technician Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals
  • Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems

Required Classes

225 clock hours required.  All courses are required.



Clock Hours

CCIS-101A Computer Hardware Fundamentals 75
CCIS-101B Computer Operating Systems 75
CCIS-120 Network Security 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry


According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.


The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,670 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Computer Support Specialists

Tuition & Fees

$7,020 ($585 per unit)


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