ITEssentials

IT Essentials Program Features

IT Essentials prepares students to enter the rapidly advancing field of advanced computing technologies. The coursework provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to complete CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Certifications in Computer Technology A+, Networking Technology N+ and Information Technology Security S+.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT.

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.

As an added benefit, students also get to keep the computers they work on during the course.

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Why CompTIA A+?

  • Required for Dell, Intel and Lenovo service techs
  • Recognized by U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • An ANSI accredited Certifier – 0731
  • Vendor-neutral
  • Held by 900,000 IT professionals

Jobs that use CompTIA A+

  • Technical support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • IT support technician
  • IT support administrator
  • IT support specialist

Degree and Certificate Options

Certificate of Completion, IT Essentials 15 Credit Hours
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Accreditation

WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Why CompTIA A+?

  • Required for Dell, Intel and Lenovo service techs
  • Recognized by U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • An ANSI accredited Certifier – 0731
  • Vendor-neutral
  • Held by 900,000 IT professionals

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.