TCC South to offer CompTIA A+ certification prep courses

Beginning Aug. 19, Tarrant County College South will offer a new program to prepare individuals for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, one of the most commonly required certifications in the IT industry. This two-course program is suited for students in the early stages of an IT career or interested in pursuing same.

During this 16-week program, students will develop fundamental but professional skills associated with computer hardware, networking and security. Running Aug. 19-Dec. 12, this program features morning and evening options to fit students’ schedules. Tuition is $458 and financial aid is available to eligible students.

“Tarrant County College strives to increase student success opportunities for our community,” said Derek Hubenak, TCC coordinator of special projects at TCC South.  “TCC South sees the value of this certification, which can potentially lead to a career that features average salaries for entry level positions at $52,000 per year throughout Texas.”

Launching this new certification prep program underscores TCC’s commitment to helping fill a critical skills gap. Sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association, A+ is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians. After completing the program, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, which is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintain, customizing and operation personal computers.

“Information Technology employment in Tarrant County increased by 705 positions in 2018, with a projected increase of more than 3,000 new positions by 2026, according to the Texas Workforce Commission,” added Hubenak. “Tarrant County continues to see excellent growth across a multitude of industries and one thing every one of these industries needs is people skilled in Information Technology.”

For more information about the CompTIA A+ certification prep program, contact Derek Hubenak at 817-515-4167 or derek.hubenak@tccd.edu.