The CompTIA program at Bakersfield College offers students the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills in the rapidly evolving field of technology. 

The program provide students with a comprehensive understanding of IT concepts, best practices, and emerging technologies. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of technology careers. Earning a Certificate of Achievement will allow you to pursue careers in technology or, with general education requirements, to transfer to a four-year institution to continue your studies in a technology-related field.

person touching screenWhat is CompTIA?

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is a non-profit trade association that offers a wide range of vendor-neutral IT certifications. CompTIA certifications are globally recognized and validate the knowledge and skills required for various IT roles. The CompTIA Certificate of Achievement at Bakersfield College is designed to support students to pass CompTIA’s certification exams.

Is CompTIA right for Me?

Successful students in this program typically possess the following traits:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Teamwork

Overall, students who possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a curiosity and desire to learn, attention to detail, creativity, strong communication skills, and an ability to work in a team are well-suited. The CompTIA is part of the IT field which is constantly evolving and changing, so the ability to adapt to new technologies and ideas is also important.

CompTIA Certificate

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The program curriculum prepares students interested in learning computer concepts and technologies; preparing them for employment in many areas of Information Technology. Each course in the program approaches topics in a vendor-neutral (more generalized) fashion so that they can easily be applied to specific industries.

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CompTIA Careers

With a certificate of achievement in Information Technology (IT) you can pursue a variety of entry-level positions in the technology industry. Some common careers for certificate holders in IT include:

  • Computer support specialist: Provide technical support and troubleshooting for computer systems, hardware, and software.
  • Help desk technician: Respond to user inquiries and resolve technical problems related to computer systems, software, and hardware.
  • Network support technician: Install and maintain network hardware and software, troubleshoot network issues, and monitor network performance.
  • Cybersecurity technician: Implement security measures to protect computer systems and networks from unauthorized access, viruses, and other cyber threats.
  • Database administrator: Install, maintain, and troubleshoot databases, and ensure the security and accuracy of data.

These are just a few examples of the many career options available. With the increasing reliance on technology in virtually all industries, the demand for skilled IT professionals is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

Academic Department: Engineering & Information Technology

Career & Learning Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Courses: Computer Science (COMP)

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