Computer Technician A+

Computer Technician A+

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working with operating systems and using basic math skills?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Computer Technician A+ program. 

On the job, you will ... 

  • Install, maintain and repair computer operating systems  
  • Perform maintenance on computer hardware and other associated systems 
  • Integrate and operate equipment such as printers and scanners   
  • Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts 
  • Identify software impacts to computer networks 
  • Be able to work on mobile devices, GPS, VPN and more 

Some of the career options you will have ... 

Most Computer Technician A+ Job Corps graduates go to work for midsize to large companies that have extensive computer networks, or they work for computer repair contracting companies. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity and dependability, listening, attention to detail, and problem-solving.  

Upon completing your basic training, students may go on to study in the many Advanced Training paths for Information Technology, including Advanced Cisco-Certified Network Associate Cyber Security Ops, Advanced A+ Administration, Advanced Computer Systems Administrator and Advanced A+ Microsoft MCSE. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

This is the first level of basic training offered in the Computer Technician series. Students who complete the Computer Technician A+ training program can earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations such as the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Cisco. Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair. 

Students specialize in one of three focus areas: IT Technician, Remote Support Technician or Depot Technician. 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

William Muldro
William Muldro worked for over 40 years as a technical support specialist before returning to school to become an educator. He now serves as the Computer Technician instructor at Brooklyn Job Corps Center. William made this career change so he could share his love of technology with students and provide them with skills to have a career they love. His goal is to help students become college- and career-ready.