Computer Support Technician (A+ Certification)

Computer Maintenance and Networking training prepares students for an exciting career in computer maintenance and networking. Students will study computer hardware, software, and electronics. Emphasis will be placed on the operation, installation, and administration and servicing of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista, UNIX and LINUX. This degree plan also prepares the student so that they may obtain both A+, Network+ and Microsoft System Administration certifications.

Many of these courses may also be taken for non-credit through the GC Continuing Education division.

Course Requirements

  • Grayson College requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certificate programs are TSI waived.
  • The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires successful completion of the TSI requirements.

Capstone Experience

To earn a certificate in this program, all students must successfully complete a COMPTIA’s A+ exam or a comprehensive capstone course prior to graduation.

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

   

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

   


Anticipated Costs for Four Semesters

Tuition for 18 hours - View 2015-2016 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees

270.00

Matriculation Fees

40.00

Parking Fees

30.00

Student ID

8.00

Tools and Supplies

75.00

Equipment

68.00

Books

500.00

Approximate Total

$991.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.

 

Local Employers

  • Gunter, McKinney, Sherman, Whitesboro School District
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Internet Texoma
  • Grayson College
  • Smartech
  • Ruiz Foods
  • Angels of Care
  • Alorica
  • GCEC


For more program information please contact:

Computer Maintenance & Networking Technology Director John Dick
dickj@grayson.edu
903-463-8670

 

 

View printable program brochure