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A+ Certification I (Basic)


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Students receive a comprehensive and in-depth exposure to computer operating systems and hardware, which helps prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exams.

Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how a computer functions, the proper procedures for computer assembly, safety, installations of components and hBow to configure and troubleshoot computer hardware and software.

Students learn to install, manage, and mantain operating systems with emphasis on Windows 2000, Windows 7, and Vista. In addition, students learn the basic fundamentals of networking.

The IT essentials program is a part of the Cisco Networking Academy. Students enrolled in the Academy are able to access the curriculum through the Internet. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of computer-based instruction, in-class lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Assessments are given on line and students can track their own performance.

Basic familiarity with computers, the ability to use Windows, and having Internet access is strongly recommended.


Part-time courses are available to individuals at least 16 years of age who need technical training for upgrading current job skills. Many courses are specifically for those already employed in a particular occupation; prior experience may be required. 

Students enrolled in another Hillsborough County school are eligible to enroll in classes provided they pay tuition.

Students may register one of two ways: by registering online or by registering in person in the Student Services Office, Room 158, located in Erwin's main building. Classes are filled on a space available basis.

Payment of tuition is made at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. Checks and credit cards are accepted for tuition and books, NO CASH. All advertised prices for books/supplies do not include taxes and are subject to change. 

Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits are only available for Full-Time/Job Preparatory Programs.

Please call 813.769.5180 ext. 227 for additional information.

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