Computer Technician

Professional Certificate for Computer Technician

Professional Certificate for Computer Technician

Classroom Program


12 months


UCR Extension

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Get to know what's behind the computer screen so you can determine problems and apply solutions to all aspects of computers - from the parts and hardware, to software and networks. Stay up to date, explore specialty areas such as A+ certification, and understand the way a Help Desk should function to support large and small organizations.

Designed For

For an entry-level position, but it can also benefit anyone who wishes to build and support home or small business computers and networks.

What You'll Learn

  • Help Desk concepts, operation and support
  • PC hardware and architecture (A+ certification training)
  • Physical and virtual networks including hubs, routers, Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols (Network+ certification training)
  • Security concepts and procedures (Security+ certification training)

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Hardware Technician

Program Overview


14 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“I highly recommend this certificate. The instructors do a great job of presenting complex information. They all work in the industry, and teach best practices as well as real-world practical applications of the information.”

Christopher Holmes

Computer Resources Specialist
Dept. of Information Technology, UCR Extension
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

  • High school education or equivalent


The program prepares participants to take industry certification exams such as:

  • A+ certified professionals
  • Network+ certified professionals
  • Security+ certified professionals

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Maintaining and Supporting Computers (A+ Certification Training)


4 units

Quarter 2

IT Help Desk Operations and Support

CS X480.21

3 units

Quarter 3

Networking (Network+ Certification Training)

CS X480.1

3 units

Quarter 4

Security+ Certification Training

CS X455.3

4 units

Instructor Spotlight

“What I enjoy most about the IT industry is that you are never bored, since every day brings a new piece of technology to learn. Earning the Computer Technician Professional Achievement shows potential employers that you have a solid understanding of Windows computer maintenance and support.”

William Curley

System Administration and Team Leader
Redlands, CA

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