PC Technician (A+)

Duration: Saturday afternoons for a period of 12 weeks.

This Short Learning Programme (SLP) is designed for students who would like to become involved on the technical side of computers. This programme focuses on computer “architecture” by concentrating on both the hardware and software components of personal computers.  It also exposes students to a practical environment with lectures held in the on-campus workshop. On successful completion, students will have the opportunity to gain employment as entry level technicians.  Students have the option to write the external CompTIA A+ international examinations.

Programme outline

  • Safety and Professionalism
  • CPUs
  • RAM
  • Firmware
  • Motherboards
  • Power Supplies
  • Mass Storage Technologies
  • Implementing Mass Storage
  • Essential Peripherals
  • Building a PC
  • Maintaining and Optimising Operating Systems
  • Working with the command-line interface
  • Troubleshooting Operating Systems
  • Display Technologies
  • Essentials of Networking
  • Local area networking
  • Wireless Networking
  • The Internet
  • Virtualization
  • Portable computing
  • Printers and Multifunction devices
  • Securing computers

Admission requirements

You are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of the English and Maths at NQF Level 2 / Grade 10 or equivalent.  Basic computer knowledge and mouse-skills are essential.

How will I be certified on completion of this programme?

On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Unigrad Short Learning Programme Certificate in PC Technologies (A+).

You have the option to write the international CompTIA exams and receive additional CompTIA A+ certificates on successful completion of the CompTIA exam.  The A+ CompTIA exam consists of two assessments to be written at an approved VUE exam centre.

Programme fee

Contact Unigrad and speak to any student career consultant for course fee information. 

Are there any additional costs?

No.  Prescribed course material (textbook) and the Unigrad College internal exam for the short learning programme are included. 

The international CompTIA exams are an optional extra.  Enquire with a VUE exam centre.

What is a Short Learning Programme?

The modern business world demands a vast variety of skills and abilities.  Unigrad offers an extensive range of short learning programmes particularly designed to address these demands by enhancing the quality of skills and knowledge available to the workplace.  These short learning programmes are typically aimed at working adults, or those seeking employment and whilst they are not full qualifications, such as those appearing on the NQF and registered with SAQA, their benefit lies in their rapid and significant improvement to skill and knowledge levels of the student.  This makes short learning programmes ideal for people who need to upgrade their CV’s, but do not have the time or finances to engage in a lengthy course of study.