CHA1 Computer Hardware and Network Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 36

Program Description

Oversee the daily performance of computer systems. Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems. Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors. Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software. Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications. Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities. Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support. Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service. Develop training materials and procedures, or train users in the proper use of hardware or software. Confer with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

An individual’s path to program completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Pre-requisites

All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

Contact Us

Steve White, M.S., Program Coordinator/Department Chair

Email: Steven.White@sctech.edu          

Phone: (770) 467-6041   

 

Program Courses

Required

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1121Microcomputer Troubleshooting

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts

3

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2122A+ Preparation

3

CIST 2411Microsoft Client

4

CIST Operating System Elective

3

Guided Elective (4)

CIST Operating System Elective

Required

CIST 2412Microsoft Server Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction

4

CIST 2432UNIX/Linux Server

4

CIST Elective

Required

CIST 1601Information Security Fund

3

CIST 2412Microsoft Server Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 2431UNIX/Linux Introduction

4

CIST 2432UNIX/Linux Server

4