Information Technology (IT) Training and Certification Program

The massive growth of the Internet, smartphones and tablets has fueled the need for the next generation of IT professionals. Today's world is increasingly dependent on computers and the demand for talented IT professionals is increasing (Source:, July 2014). Our Information Technology Certificate program offers you the opportunity to develop a strong technological foundation. Our IT program is designed to teach you the fundamentals of computer technology, including the ability to successfully support the function and security of desktop and network computer systems. In addition, you will be given the tools to properly analyze and assess basic computer maintenance problems while using hands-on knowledge to effectively troubleshoot hardware and software issues.

We have designed this program to prepare you to take multiple certifications, which are regarded as an important standard for entry-level positions in Information Technology. This program uses hands-on labs, virtual environments, and instructor presentations to cover core IT topics such as PC hardware, data networking, computer security, Windows desktop & server functions, and network storage systems.

What's the Job Outlook for an Information Technology Professional?

Employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be favorable. (Source:, July 2014)

Information Technology Professional Job Duties & Roles

Our program will introduce you to the common tools and technologies IT professionals leverage to support computer users in today's businesses. Your job responsibilities will vary depending on your job title and the size and type of company where you work. Here is a small sample of what you could expect to do:

  • Computer User Support Specialist / Helpdesk Technician / Desktop Support Technician: Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. Provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Oversee the daily performance of computer systems. Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software.
  • Network Support Technician: Test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems or segments of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Identify the causes of networking problems and document network support activities. Configure security settings. Analyze network data to determine network usage or disk space availability.

Where do Information Technology Professionals Work?

  • Enterprise Businesses
  • Banking and Financial institutions
  • Capital Management Firms
  • Software & Hardware companies
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Government
  • Education
  • Independent Consulting
  • The list goes on and on...
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What is the Enrollment Process?

Prospective students must:

  • Discuss the IT program with an Admissions Representative
  • Submit proof of previous education; at minimum student must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a score of 15 or higher
  • Complete financing arrangements
  • Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Meet all tuition requirements
  • Complete financing arrangements; if applicable, complete all documents related to obtaining an official award letter for Federal Student Aid*
Program Outline
PC Repair & Support
Networking Essentials
System Security
Windows Desktop Configuration
Windows Server Configuration
Storage & Virtualization Basics
Information Technology Externship

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment disclosure related to this program can be read in our Information Technology Program Gainful Employment Disclosure page.

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*Currently this program qualifies for Federal Student Aid

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