CompTIA A+

  • Certificate

Program Details

The CompTIA A+ certificate will ready you to work on basic computer repair and support technician duties. It will also prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification, which demonstrates competence as an entry-level IT technician and acts as a springboard into the IT industry.

Why CompTIA A+?

The CompTIA A+ certificate, which focuses on the very basics, is well-suited for individuals with limited experience in the field. With the certificate, you’ll develop skills essential for a job as an IT technician, including computer repair, network administration, troubleshooting and cloud computing.

Related Careers:

Graduates of this program are qualified for a wide range of careers, including:

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Service Desk Analyst

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Average Salary

This number represents the average salary for a Desktop Support Analyst.

Expand your horizons

It’s tech-specific certificate founded at a liberal arts institution. We’re teaching you how to apply technology regardless of its application.

Best in the Midwest

US News and World report ranked UJ as a “Best Regional College” in the Midwest.

How the Certificate is Structured

We’re here to help you reach your career goals—whether you want to get your certificate and go or stack your credits towards a degree later down the road. Here’s how it works:

Take Your Courses

Complete 4 courses: Introduction to Computing, Hardware Installation and Maintenance, Networking, and CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation

Earn an Industry Certificate

During this course, you will have the opportunity to earn the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Receive Career Support Services

We will help you develop your resume, cover letter and hone your interview skills to prepare you for your next move.

Apply Your UJ Accelerated Certificate Toward a Degree

You can choose to apply your certificate as 3 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Jamestown, as transfer credits to your school of choice, or as continuing education credits. Transfer of the credit will depend on the policies of your chosen institution or professional organization, but we can help.

Required Coursework

Course Title Credits

TECH 160

Introduction to Computing


TECH 200

Hardware Installation and Maintenance


TECH 325



TECH 202

CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation


Total Semester Credits Required: 12

Our Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.
Jakob Barnard

Jakob Barnard, PhD

  • Chair of Computer Science and Technology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Online Technology Programs

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.