Certified IT Professional Certificate

This program is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to properly install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, Students also learn Windows Server and UNIX operating systems. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft certification exams. Students who complete this certificate may continue their education by enrolling in the associate degree program in Computer Technology.

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3.0
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 257 Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
IST 241 Network Architecture I 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technologies 3.0
Subtotal 24.0
Total Credit Hours 24.0
Advisement Information

Program notes

Students may start this program in any term, but note that not all courses are offered every semester. It is best to follow the established outline of courses as closely as possible (see the semester-by-semester graduation plan below).

This program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. All courses are offered online.

Note that all courses are not offered every semester, and sequencing of courses is very important, so it is best to follow the established outline of courses as closely as possible.

College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

Notes about individual classes

If students need developmental or transitional classes, they should be taken first.

Graduation Plans

2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plan

Certified IT Professional Certificate (CIT6) - Summer Start (Preferred)


You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule. To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.

Contact Coronica Oliver or Bill Cheek for information about this program.

Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates or corrections.

Advisement Information reviewed/updated 4/2020