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Computer Hardware and Desktop Support

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Hardware and Desktop Support program is designed to provide training to work in an entry-level computer maintenance and help-desk position. Students will be provided the opportunity to apply technical concepts, fundamentals, and interpersonal skills in a help-desk environment.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2016 Summer
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5043 Desktop Support

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations(3) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3)3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS102DACustomer User Support (3) OR
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals (1)1-3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any suffixed course)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC171Recycling Used Computer Technology3
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship1
CIS290ABComputer Information Systems Internship2
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship3
MST141Enterprise Desktop Support Technician3
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to become familiar with end-user applications. (BPC110, CIS105)
  • Use of command line administration tools including: basic concepts, internal and external commands, subdirectories, and editor. (CIS121AH, CIS126DL)
  • Install, customize, and troubleshoot problems with various hardware/software configurations. (BPC170, BPC270)
  • Apply hardware knowledge and skills to maintain computers. (BPC170, BPC270)
  • Utilize diagnostic software and utility tools to maintain and service microcomputers. (BPC270)
  • Develop oral and listening communication skills to be implemented in a help-desk environment. (CIS102DA)
  • Analyze network topologies, IP addressing, and basic network design. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140, MST150++)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, EM

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