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Computer Repair

Program Description

ROC is an authorized training facility for the Computer Technology Computer Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification.  CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. 

 

What does the A+ certification offer:

  • Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.
  • A+ demonstrates the technician's ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.
  • Employers are better able to identify qualified, knowledgeable job candidates and match them to available employment opportunities.

ROC’s Computer Repair Program is a high-level, intensive one year course that prepares students with entry-level IT skills focusing on computer maintenance, diagnostics, and repair. The course is delivered through the CompTIA approved TestOut Curriculum. (The TestOut PCPro Certification voucher is included with enrollment in the ROC Computer Repair program).

Instruction is provided for computer hardware, operating systems and peripherals, networking essentials, mobile devices, basic test equipment, diagnostic methods, and the electronic fundamentals necessary to understand and service basic computer systems. Students who qualify will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Community Classroom program during the second semester.  This externship will give students real-world, outside-the-classroom learning experience with local business partners.

COMPUTER REPAIR STUDENTS LEARN:

  • Personal computer (PC) troubleshooting, hardware installation, and repair
  • Mobile device operation
  • Windows operating system diagnostics and virus removal
  • Client services

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Certifications offered to students completing the ROC Computer Repair program include:

  • TestOut PCPro
  • CompTIA A+ Certification  (opportunity to sit for exam)

PRE-REQUISITES

Computer Repair students should have a “C” or better in Algebra and solid reading comprehension skills.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE

Students earn 15 units each semester toward their high school graduation (10 elective units and 5 general math units).

Students successfully completing the Computer Repair course receive A-G credit toward admission to postsecondary schools within the University of California system.

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE

COMP B34 – CompTIA A+ COMP (4 units)
Students meeting BC’s established criteria can earn up to 4 units of BC credit in addition to the above high school credit.

CAREER PATHWAYS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful Computer Repair students often pursue careers in the following:

• Service Desk Analyst
• Help Desk Tech
• Technical Support Specialist
• Field Service Technician
• Associate Network Engineer

• Data Support Technician
• Desktop Support Administrator
• End User Computing Technician
• Help Desk Technician
• System Support Specialist