West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

A+ Computer Repair, C.A.S.

Computer Information Technology
A+ Computer Repair
Certificate in Applied Science

This program will provide students with short-term training to obtaining entry-level positions in computer and/or business offices. Graduates can obtain entry-level employment in a variety of firms that require technical computer repair and services.

Students in the Computer Information Technology, CAS A+ Computer Repair option will receive hands-on training using Windows, Excel, Access, computer hardware upgrading, and network installation. Occupations available for students completing program requirements include the following: technical support person, PC operator, software applications user, help desk technician, and end user support.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use and apply features and commands of various operating systems
  • Learn the fundamentals of networks
  • Learn the basic operating system functions of Linux
  • Troubleshoot computer problems related to disks and files
  • Perform a network installation and interface of hardware components
  • Learn principles of building, repairing, and upgrading computers

The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the college catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take course

Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
CIT 105 Operating Systems - 3
CIT 111 Help Desk Concepts - 3
CIT 117 Microsoft Applications - 3
CIT 123 A+ Hardware Essentials - 3
ENG 101 College Composition I - 3

Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
CIT 184 A+ Networking and Software - 3
CIT 207 Computer Applications Support - 3
CIT 220 Unix/Linux - 3
CIT 245 Network Security Fundamentals - 3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement - 3

Total Hours in Program – 30


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