Program Description

The certificate program in PC Operating Systems and Repair is 10 credit hours in length, and prepares students for an industry credentialing exam. This is a stackable certificate that helps students achieve a milestone along the way to a full Information Technology certificate and associate’s degree. (Short-Term Certificate)


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for a career in computer hardware repair and operating systems.

On completion students will be able to provide basic PC support via Help Desk. Prepare student for A+ Hardware and Software Certification.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the PC Operating Systems and Repair Certificate is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division at 505.925.8711.

Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.


Course: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110 (ACCUPLACER/ACT minimum score of 263+/19+)


PC Operating Systems and Repair Certificate Requirements

The following are the course requirements for completion of the Certificate in PC Operating Systems and Repair. Students should see an advisor to customize their educational plans.

Degree Requirements

PC Operating Systems and Repair Certificate Requirements (10 credits)
IT 125 (Microcomputer Operating Systems)3
IT 131 (Introduction to Hardware Installation) 3
IT 293 (Topics II/Hardware and Software)4
Total required (10)