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Career Diploma: PC Maintenance and Repair

Penn Foster Career School's PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to work as PC maintenance and repair technicians. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

PC Maintenance and Repair

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program gives students the opportunity to learn about computer hardware (printers, notebooks, PDAs, etc.), software (operating systems and data recovery), networking, protocols, topology, PC troubleshooting, and repair techniques. This program is also intended to teach students about the social and professional importance of technology, how computers communicate with one another, and how they are grouped to create networks. Students are given the chance to learn online, in print, or through a combination of the two. This program is designed to be completed in as few as five months, though students can choose to take more time to finish it.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School provides students in its PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program with the books, lessons, and learning aids needed to complete it.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • PCM 101 - Introduction to the Information Age
  • PCM 103 - Introduction to PC Maintenance and Repair
  • PCM 105 - PC Hardware 1
  • PCM 106 - PC Hardware 2
  • PCM 107 - PC Operating Systems
  • INT 128 - Network Protocols and Internetworking

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete Penn Foster Career School's PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program may be interested in pursuing an associate degree in a computer field, such as networking, engineering, or technical support. This might increase their knowledge of computers and possibly prepare them to pursue computer-related jobs with additional responsibilities.

Associate degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate in Electronics and Computer Technology
  • Associate of Science in PC and Networking Technology
  • Associate of Computer Technical Support
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Computer Network Operations
  • Bachelor in Electronics and Computer Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in PC and Networking Technology

Career Paths:

Graduates of Penn Foster Career School's PC Maintenance and Repair Career Diploma Program may be able to pursue entry-level positions as PC maintenance and repair technicians. They might also be able to work as bench technicians or field technicians. Employment might be found at a corporate help desk or PC maintenance and repair business.

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