Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Google IT Support Professional Certificate/ Comp TIA A+ Exam Prep - HYBRID CLASS

A+ training and certification are generally considered an initial step in being considered for IT employment. People with A+ Certification may work as Computer User Support Specialists to provide technical assistance to computer users, answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in-person, via telephone or electronically. They may also provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software.

In this class we pair the Google IT Support Professional Certificate with the CompTia A+ Exam Prep to give students a well-rounded robust experience and learning tools along with mentorship to assist them on their Career Path in IT.  Google IT Support Professional Certificate  paired with the Comptia A+ exam prep helps people prepare for entry-level roles in IT support with no prior experience or degree necessary. Through a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets, the Google IT Support Professional Certificate introduces learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. The self-study, self-paced curriculum includes motivating personal stories from Google employees, with unique backgrounds and perspectives, who started their careers in IT support.  Mentorship and Exam prep readies students to sit for the A+ certification exams as well as preparing them to become gainfully employed in the IT sector.

Upon completion of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate training learners receive a badge they can display on their LinkedIn profiles. Class will be 10-12 hours per week of self-paced online study through a license by Quiklabs and 2 hours of in-class instruction with an IT professional. Weekly office hours will be included for additional support. Not eligible for tuition waivers. (180 hours) $2,000 

CompTIA A+ exam fee separate.  Textbook/materials fee is student paid and is not included in the tuition. 

Grant Funding available for underemployed and/or unemployed.  To inquire, e-mail

Course:  TEC 780 33 (18392)

Saturdays, September 9, 2023 - February 17, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Office Hours:
Fridays, September 15, 2023 - February 16, 2024 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Instructor: BOWEN

There will be two Saturday classes that will be held on campus in Bedford during the semester.

Students will have access beginning on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.  Access will end on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

There will be no classes on 11/25 and 12/23.

Cloud Associate

Cloud also known as Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT services and resources over the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical hardware, users can access technology services such as servers, desktops, and storage from cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.  This course introduces learners to the two most used cloud technologies to date, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platforms.  The course will be split into two sections. Section one will cover Azure and prepare the learner to sit for the Azure Fundamental Certification (AZ-900) exam. Section two will focus on AWS and prepare the learner to sit for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification (SAA-C02) exam. AWS Certified Solutions Architect is among the most valuable and sought-after cloud computing certifications in the world. Please note:  students will most benefit from this course if they already possess the CompTIA A+ certification or have equivalent knowledge of basic computers functions.  If you do not possess the CompTIA A+ certification you can enroll in our Google IT Support Professional Certificate program.  Included in the cost of tuition are all books, supplies and the cost of one exam, either SAA-CO2 or AZ-900.  (180 hours) $2800

Grant Funding available for underemployed and/or unemployed.  To apply, e-mail

Course: TEC 788 30 (18391)

Classes:  Saturdays, October 7, 2023 to December 16, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Office Hours:  Monday and Fridays, October 13, 2023 to December 15, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Instructor:  BOWEN

Students will have access to the course beginning on October 4, 2023.  Access will end on December 30, 2023.

Java Programmer + Python Developer

This in-depth online course will teach you the ins and outs of Python and Java programming. You will start coding quickly while learning from readings, presentations, exercises, and a final project. By course completion, you will have the skills you need to enter the job market as an entry-level Java or Python programmer. There are no prerequisites to take this course, however, some prior programming language knowledge is helpful. Enroll through Cengage Learning by calling 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for waivers. (255 hours) $2,095

What  you  will  learn

  • Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements
  • How Python works and what it’s good for
  • Python’s place in the world of programming languages

How  you  will  benefit

  • Prepare for an entry-level job as a Python and/or Java programmer
  • Enhance your programming ability and add a new skill to your resume
  • Become more confident in your ability to use the Python and Java programming languages

C++ Programming

This ONLINE course is designed to introduce you to the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language.

This course consists of 18 lessons that use text, full programming scenarios, instructional videos, and hundreds of live coding labs that give you real-time feedback on your work. You will learn fundamental programming concepts, including decision making and looping, with the support of practical, step-by- step examples. You will understand the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques and you will be able to build C++ programs to strengthen your developer portfolio. Not eligible for tuition waivers. Enroll through Cengage Learning by calling 1-877-221-5151. (108 hours) $1,595

What  you  will  learn

  • How to write C++ programs utilizing proper coding techniques
  • How to apply problem solving methods
  • Important programming terminology

Software  Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course

CISCO CCNA Certification

This online course will prepare you for the Cisco® CCNA 200-301 exam, the top associate-level certification for IT professionals. Each section will help you master certification-based topics for Cisco networking. Not only will you be prepared for the CCNA 200-301 exam, you will be able to provide networking solutions to real-world applications. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the CCNA certifying exam upon eligibility. Course enrollment and payment is through Cengage Learning by calling 951-387-4242. Not eligible for tuition waivers. There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is recommended that you have experience working in a network environment. Individuals without 1-3 years of networking experience are advised to first complete a course like CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA A+ before taking the CCNA Certification Training course. 225 hours. $2,995



Last Modified: 5/3/23