St. Charles Community College's A+ Computer Repair and Maintenance Program consists of one class (CPC 107). This class will help to prepare you for the A+ certification. You'll learn how to repair, build, maintain, troubleshoot and configure PCs. Training is comprised of one five-hour class per week for one semester. Evening classes meet from 5:30-10 p.m. one evening per week. The class is worth 5 credit hours. Summer sessions meet twice as often. There are no prerequisites for this class.
Open enrollment for the A+ class occurs at the beginning of each semester (fall, spring and summer) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Summer sessions meet more often in a condensed format over an eight-week period.
This class is highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about computer hardware, software and maintenance. It is also recommended for students in any of the networking programs who do not already know how to take a computer apart and repair it.
You will take computers apart in class, so a computer toolkit with an anti-static wrist band will be required in addition to a textbook and lab manual. Also, students are required to purchase an external USB powered portable hard drive. The class number is CPC 107: A+ Computer Repair and Maintenance.
If you have never been an SCC student, you must complete an Application for Admissions and the Class Add/Drop form. Current SCC students may register online.
You may pick and choose specific class sequences as you work towards certifications. However, if you plan to earn a degree, visit with an academic counselor early in your training.
If you have further questions, contact Mike Fuszner via e-mail at email@example.com to set up a time to meet. You'll have a chance to talk about your background, experience, goals, take a brief tour and prepare to sign-up for classes if the program fits your educational needs.
Some classes fill up quickly. Students register on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested that you register as soon as registration opens up each semester. Spring registration usually begins in late October; fall and summer registration usually begin in early April.
Sufficient enrollment is required to run a class. Classes meet once or twice per week. Evening classes usually meet from 5:30-10 p.m. Classes are lab-intensive.
Students should plan on five hours per week in class, and several hours outside of class reviewing the curriculum and completing any labs not finished within class.
The job market is strong for IT workers, according to the Department of Labor. Employment opportunities are expected to increase much faster than the average. See the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: