HCCA/MGTC Students Earn A+ Computer Certification
Contact: Beth McLaughlin, Director of Community & School Affairs, 478-988-6390 ext. 0, Beth.McLaughlin@hcbe.net
Houston County, GA -
The Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) and Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) are proud to announce that 100 percent of their dual-enrolled students earned A+ Computer Support Certification. The six Information Technology students are the first to collectively seek the Industry Standard Certification for both schools.
They completed an intensive year-long program to prepare for the certification. Passing the end-of-course assessment earned them both high school and college credit. The students are pictured with their instructor, Eli Walker. Congratulations to the following young men on this accomplishment (pictured from left):
- Andrew Hamsley, Perry High;
- Logan Hammond, Veterans High;
- Chris McAllister, Northside High;
- John King, Northside High;
- Joseph Marley, HCCA; and
- Raseem Crawford, Warner Robins High (not pictured) .
The A+ Computer Support Certification is offered through Comp TIA, an international accrediting consortium featuring companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Hewett Packard. According to the Comp TIA Website, http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/a.aspx, "Candidate job roles include technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, IT support administrator and IT support specialist. CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, HP and Cisco. Other technology companies, including Dell, Intel, Lenovo and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians."
To prepare for the A+ Certification test, students learn to take apart a computer, identify parts, assemble a computer, and practice using different operating systems. Before attempting the certification, a student should have approximately 500 hours of experience with operating systems, computer hardware, system files, maintenance, networking, configuration of hardware and software and troubleshooting computer problems.
The Houston County Career Academy is located at 1311 Corder Road in Warner Robins. Sabrina Phelps serves as principal. For more information, contact Walker at Eli.Walker@hcbe.net.