Computer Technologies Certifications

Career Options

The Computer Technologies Department offers degrees, certificates and classes that will provide students with opportunities to apply for and secure employment in the ever-growing technical companies moving to northern Nevada, including Switch, Amazon, Apple and Tesla.

The demand for tech-savvy personnel is at a critical level. Many smaller companies requiring technical expertise are also looking for people.

Internships

TMCC's Career Center can also offer assistance in looking for and obtaining an internship with local companies willing to give real-time work experience.


A+ Certified Technician

A+

You can learn the skills required for an A+ Certification—the foundation of your IT career—at TMCC! You must pass two exams to earn this certification. An association of over 200 computer manufacturers sets the A+ Certification program standards.

  • For more information: visit CompTIA.

What is Covered in the A+ Program?

Student will be able to:

  • Identify personal computers and their components.
  • Learn how to configure and use laptops and portable devices.
  • Understand how to install and upgrade operating systems using primarily Windows 7 operating systems.
  • Identify fundamental principles of printers and scanners to include troubleshooting and configuration.
  • Identify the use of Networks and networking for PCs and laptops.
  • Understand the fundamentals of security in today's computer world.
  • Know the proper procedures of disposing of potentially hazardous computer components and environmental issues along with safe practices.
  • Understand the principles of professionalism and communications with users.

The following course will help prepare you for the A+ Certification exams: CIT 114: IT Essentials. Check the current TMCC Class Schedule for dates/times when this course is offered.


Cisco Certification

Cisco

TMCC's Cisco classes introduce students to the demanding world of network technicians and managers. We are part of the Cisco Academy which requires TMCC to adhere to the curriculum required by our Cisco-certified instructors.

Cisco certification is considered the premium requirements for network technicians/managers.

Entry-level Cisco certifications begin either with Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) certification as an interim step to the associate-level, or a Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) certification.

With a CCENT certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network operating and support positions—the starting point for many successful careers in networking. Cisco-certified technicians have the skills to diagnose, restore, repair, and replace critical Cisco networking and system devices at customer sites.


Cybersecurity Skills Certification

This skill is very much sought after in today's technical fields. This certificate is designed to provide the knowledge and skills recommended by the National Security Agency for 2-year college programs. It provides foundational cybersecurity skills and preparation for professional certifications, such as Security +, that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.


Linux Certification

Completion in the Linux Professional program is designed to help prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized Linux certification exams, as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the work place.

The program includes the core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, system administration, and Network+. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills.

Skills certification provide training for entry-level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certification or licensing exams. Skill certificates are awarded upon completion of course work and marked on a student’s transcripts at the end of the semester.

Linux is fast becoming the standard for network infrastructure. Those who obtain certifications in Linux demonstrate they are capable of entry-level support for such infrastructures.


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Classes

Microsoft IT Academy Program

Truckee Meadows Community College offers two different classes in preparation for taking Office Specialist exams. These courses are Microsoft-approved study guides for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification program.

In these classes, students will gain the ability to use the advanced features of the Microsoft Office applications. Students interested in enhancing their skills will also enjoy these classes. Each class is offered in online e-learning. Choose the class that best supports your lifestyle and you have taken the first step to discovering the unique benefits of Microsoft Office Specialist.

Note that the certification exams are not administered as part of the class. Students interested in taking the exams can find an authorized testing center.

About Microsoft Office Certification

Microsoft Office Specialists are recognized around the world for demonstrating advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications.

Office Specialist certification has helped students achieve success in the modern workplace by setting them apart in a competitive job market. Certification can open more job opportunities with greater earning potential and advancement. Corporations and small businesses are discovering the benefits of Microsoft Office Specialist certification is fast becoming a standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office applications.

To obtain the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for Microsoft Office, you must pass one or more certification exams. These exams will measure your technical proficiency and comprehension of the Office Programs.


Network+ Certification

Network+

The Network+ Certification is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks.

CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in demand worldwide.

  • For more information: visit CompTIA.

Security+ Certification

The Security+ validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions in any cybersecurity role. It's an entry-level certification recognized by both private and government employers. You can get the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to prepare for this exam with TMCC's CS 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity class.

  • For more information: visit CompTIA.