School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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IT-CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials


Program number: 901542CERT


The CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate from Madison College provides instruction for information systems professionals and programming students in the areas of computer hardware and software.

Topics covered include installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of personal computer hardware, operating systems and software.

Program Details

Students earning Madison College‚Äôs CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate may attend part time.

CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.



After completing the CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be prepared to:

  • Test for the CompTIA A+ certificate.

After completing the CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you may find employment as:

  • CompTIA A+ Certified Technician