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IT Support Specialist, Certificate of Accomplishment

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CE_ITSS

The courses in this certificate will provide students with the opportunity to learn basic hands-on skills needed to perform entry-level computer support. Topics include the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for CompTIA certifications including A+, Network+, Linux+ and Security+. Each course provides intensive hands-on assignments for skills development that meet industry demand.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
  3. Build and maintain secure networks.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Accomplishment

  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline regardless of how many total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
CST C116AA+ Essentials Hardware3
CST C117AA+ Essentials Software3
CST C128Network+3
CST C191ACompTIA Linux+3
CST C230Introduction to Security3
Total Units15