Bakersfield College

Computer Studies

CompTIA Certificate of Achievement

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. The curriculum is designed to support students seeking to pass CompTIA’s certification exams. CompTIA is an internationally recognized certification program for the information technology industry. Acquiring such certifications will assist students in finding employment in Information Technology and Computer Infrastructure related fields.

Some of these fields include:

  • Network and Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Hardware Support

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of computer hardware and software terminologies and digital infrastructure troubleshooting techniques.
  • the ability to install and administer Operating Systems.
  • an understanding of networking infrastructure concepts and security.
  • an understanding of those technologies that aid in the support of computer and communications infrastructures.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the core requirements with a ‘C’ grade or better in each course, the student will be awarded a CompTIA Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 19

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
COMP B31 CompTIA Network Security - Security+ 3.0
COMP B32 CompTIA Linux+ 3.0
COMP B33 CompTIA Networking Technologies Network+ - 3.0
COMP B34 CompTIA A+ 4.0

Elective Courses (select 6 units from the following):

Course # Name Units
COMP B2 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
COMP B10 Introduction to Programming Methodologies using Python 3.0
COMP B11 Programming Concepts and Methodologies I 3.0
COMP B21 Database Systems – Design & Structured Query Language (SQL) 3.0