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Computer Science PC Hardware OSA

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of courses designed to provide entry-level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Continuing Education offers a non-credit pathway of mirrored courses for this OSA.


  • Degree Type: None awarded
  • Courses may be available online
  • TSI: not required
  • Some courses below may be online only


OSAs prepare students for information technology jobs and prepare students for capstone industry certification exams.


PC Fundamentals OSA - A+ Certification (9 credit hours)


This OSA provides a solid foundation of general computer knowledge and prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Courses cover an introduction to computer and business applications and maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems, and printers. Professional certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft are world-recognized information technology credentials sought by IT professionals and are often specified as required by companies seeking quali?ed new hire candidates. Visit ( and/or ( for more information. Contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-675-6212 or email for more information.


 Courses Required

Introduction to personal computer operating systems including installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. Lab fee.

Students will study computer terminology, hardware, and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. Lab fee.

Topics address recently identified current events, skills knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

*Capstone Course in preparation for industry certification exams.

CompTIA A+ Exam

Posted Date:
2/10/2021 11:29:40 AM