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Career Certificate
Computer Information Technology - PC Repair Technician

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as entry level PC Repair Technicians. Students that successfully complete the PC Repair Technician certificate will be able to install, operate, upgrade and troubleshoot personal computers. This certificate also prepares students to pass the CompTIA A+ examination.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

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Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2024-2025 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information TechnologyM3.0
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 051; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an examination of information technologies and information systems used in business, with a focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, ethics and security, computer hardware, and software applications and development. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects are used to develop computer-based solutions to business problems.

CIT 130 - Windows ConfigurationM3.0
CIT 130 - Windows Configuration (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students preparing to take the Windows client operating system certification exam. Students will learn to install, upgrade and migrate from previous to the current Windows client operating system and deploy Windows using system images and configure virtual hard disks. Students will also learn to configure hardware & applications, network connectivity, access to resources, mobile computing, backup and recovery, and monitoring and maintaining systems that run Windows.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
2nd Semester
CIT 180 - PC Maintenance-A+ CertificationM4.0
CIT 180 - PC Maintenance-A+ Certification (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course will prepare students with the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with hands-on experience and theory in computer technology, networking and security. The student will also learn communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. This course is intended for IT students wishing to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and CompTIA A+ Practical Application examinations, the two exams required to achieve CompTIA A+ certified status.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
Total Units for Computer Information Technology - PC Repair Technician CC program 10.0 
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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