Certificate Overview

From CPUs to the Operating Systems they run, learn how a computer works from the inside.

Complete the following REQUIRED courses:

Course Course Name Units
COSN 3

Operating Systems: Software and Hardware

This course covers the command-line operating systems and Windows operating systems maintenance skills required for A+ certification expected of computer technicians. (See COSN 5 for the hardware portion of A+) Students should have completed a 3 unit computer concepts and applications course such as COSA 50 as preparation for this course.

4
COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

This course emphasizes IBM-compatible personal computers and the latest common components and hardware features and will cover PC microprocessors, motherboards, buses, input/output controllers and memory, and other components. Class lectures will be supplemented with "hands on" classroom labs using diagnostic software and tools. This course will prepare students for the hardware portion of the A+ exam. (See COSN 3 for the software portion of A+) Students should have completed a 3 unit computer concepts and applications course such as COSA 50 as preparation for this course.
Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

4
Total units needed to complete - 8