Certificate & Diploma Programs Include....

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Information Technology Programs

Information Technologies Essentials

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    Looking to get into the Information Technology industry? This is where to start! Learn the basics of computer hardware and operating systems required to get started in an IT career. Students will finish this program testing for their CompTIA A+ Certification (1 exam Included in cost). No prior certifications are required to enroll.

    Cybersecurity & Information Technology

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      This flexible program was designed to accommodate intermediate to advanced IT Professionals. It focuses on teaching students how to protect data from theft, espionage, ransomware attacks, viruses and a whole host of new and evolving threats. Prior CompTIA A+ Certification is required. Exam prep for the A+ Certification can be added to the program as a prerequisite, time permitting.

      Cloud Computing Technologies

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        This cutting-edge program was designed to provide comprehensive training in Cloud Computing technologies, focusing on Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS environments. It begins by preparing you for the CompTIA Cloud+ Industry Recognized Certification. The ideal candidate will have their CompTIA A+ Certification. Exam prep for the A+ Certification can be added to the program as a prerequisite, time permitting.

        Windows Desktop & Server Administration Technologies

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          This program expands beyond basic computer support and focuses on setting up and administering desktop computers and servers. The ideal candidate will have their CompTIA A+ Certification. Exam prep for the A+ Certification can be added to the program as a prerequisite, time permitting.

          Microsoft (Office) 365 Administration Technologies

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            This program focuses in the administration of the Microsoft (Office) 365 environment including setting up and managing users, creating mailboxes, assigning access rights, and supporting user applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and more. The ideal candidate will have prior computer knowledge and use of Microsoft applications. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

            Network Administration Technologies

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              This program focuses on the networking protocols and hardware that connect desktop computers, servers, and other devices together in a network. Learn how to setup and configure switches, routers, firewalls and a multitude of other hardware. Prior CompTIA A+ Certification is required. Exam prep for the A+ Certification prep can be added to the program as a prerequisite, time permitting.

              IT Help Desk Support Technologies

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                This program is an entry point into the Information Technology support field in more of a customer facing role.  Students will learn the basics of computer hardware and the most common office software applications for the purpose of helping others in their day-to-day activities. Students will finish this program with the opportunity to test for their Microsoft Office Specialist Associate Certifications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                Marketing & Graphics Design Programs

                Digital Marketing Applications Specialist

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                  This program is for someone who has a prior marketing, advertising or graphics design background that needs to learn the latest software applications used in a Digital Marketing role. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                  Digital Marketing & Web Design

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                    This program is for someone who would like to enter into the Digital Marketing field without prior experience.  It focuses on the Web Design side of marketing.  It teaches both the discipline of marketing (Marketing psychology, Content marketing, plus more) and the many software applications used (Adobe, WordPress, etc..) to create and manage websites and social media sites. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                    Digital Marketing & Animation

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                      This program is also for someone who would like to enter into the Digital Marketing field without prior experience.  It focuses on the graphics animation and rendering side of marketing.  It teaches both the discipline of marketing (Marketing psychology, Content marketing, plus more) and the many software applications used (Adobe, 3ds Max, After Effects, Lumion, etc..) to create animations and photorealistic renderings. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                      Graphics Design Applications Specialist

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                        This program is for someone who has a prior graphics design background that needs to learn the latest software applications used to create digital art. It focuses on the the applications used to create drawings, characters, background scenes, object and other graphics.  In order to render an image or animate a product or figure, it needs to be created first.  This program focuses on applications (ZBrush, Adobe, 3ds Max, After Effects, Lumion, etc..) used to do that. This program may also be used to enter into the Digital Marketing field. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                        Graphics Design Technologies         

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                          This is an entry level program for those with no graphics design experience.  In order to render an image or animate a product or figure, it needs to be created first. This program focuses on the actual art of drawing, character creation and other graphics skills required for a career in graphics design.  It may also be used to enter into the Digital Marketing field. No prior certifications are required to enroll.

                          Building & Construction Programs

                          Building & Construction Design Applications Specialist

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                            This program focuses on teaching the required applications used by people in the building and construction trades including architecture and civil design. The ideal candidate will already have a background in these trades but this program may be taken by beginners for entry level roles in drafting & office support.  This program is perfect for the seasoned professional that needs to learn the latest modern software tools used in the industry.

                            Civil Design Technologies

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                              This program focuses on teaching the required fundamental discipline specific subjects and software applications used by people in the Civil Design building and construction trades. No previous background is required.  This program is perfect for the seasoned construction worker or laborer who wants to move into a white collar position whether it be the actual design role or construction management role.  The latest modern software tools used in the industry are also taught to the students.

                              Architectural Design Technologies

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                                This program focuses on teaching the required fundamental discipline specific subjects and software applications used by people in the Architectural Design building and construction trades. No previous background is required.  This program is perfect for the seasoned construction worker or laborer who wants to move into a white collar position whether it be the actual design role or construction management role.  The latest modern software tools used in the industry are also taught to the students.

                                Management & Office Admin Programs

                                Office Administration & Support Technologies

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                                  This program covers basic to advanced office support and management skills required to provide the crucial services needed to keep any modern company running smoothly.  This program is perfect for anyone looking to get back into the working world, that needs to update their office skills, or wants to make a career move to the front office. While there is a heavy emphasis on modern office software applications we also offer electives for those who may need to brush up on core HS level subjects like math and English.  We also offer other electives, including ESL for Business, email etiquette, English grammar, and many more covering office soft skills.

                                  Project Management Professional (PMP/CAPM)

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                                    This program prepares students for the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Certification Exam and/or the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) Exam.  The CAPM Certification is for those with minimal project management experience and is an excellent option for someone who wants to move into a management role or prove their project management skills in one industry are applicable in another.  The PMP Certification requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of prior project management experience to qualify to take the exam.

                                    Mechanical & Architectural Programs

                                    Revit Architectural Design Applications Specialist

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                                      This program prepares students to be a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using an industry-standard 3D Architectural Computer-Aided Design tool called Revit. Students will learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of buildings and other architectural structures while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices.  No prior experience required to enroll in this program.

                                      SolidWorks Mechanical Design Applications Specialist

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                                        This program prepares students to be a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using an industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design tool called SolidWorks. Students will learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of mechanical parts and assemblies while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices.  No prior experience required to enroll in this program.

                                        Creo Mechanical Design Applications Specialist

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                                          This program prepares students to be a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using an industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design tool called Creo (formally known as Pro/ENGINEER). Students will learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of mechanical parts and assemblies while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices.  No prior experience required to enroll in this program.

                                          Inventor Mechanical Design Applications Specialist

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                                            This program prepares students to be a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using an industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design tool called Autodesk Inventor. Students will learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of mechanical parts and assemblies while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices.  No prior experience required to enroll in this program.

                                            Mechanical Design Technologies

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                                              This program is specifically designed for individuals with little to no formal training in the Mechanical Design disciplines, preparing them for an entry level position as a Mechanical Designer.  If someone is a draftsman, CAD operator, or manufacturing/production associate, this is the perfect program to move them into a full design role.  This program is roughly equivalent to the course material covered in an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program, at a fraction of the cost and time.  A HS School Diploma or GED are the only prerequisites to enroll.

                                              Mechanical Engineering Review

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                                                This program is designed for the individual with a dated engineering degree who has been working as a manager or other non-engineering specific role, who wants to get back into either an engineering role or an engineering management position at a company that requires their engineering managers to also do actual engineering.  This program covers the core material covered in an Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program, with a heavy emphasis on the mathematics (that are quickly lost without frequent use).  The actual duration of the program will be determined by the candidates current skill set in use. An engineering degree is a prerequisite to enroll. Other engineering backgrounds may benefit from this program as well.  Please always ask a counselor if a specific background would be a fit.

                                                Mechanical Engineering Technologies

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                                                  This Diploma level program is specifically designed for individuals with partial to no formal training in the Mechanical Engineering disciplines, preparing them for an entry level position as an Associate Mechanical Engineer.  If someone is a draftsman, CAD operator, or Mechanical designer, this is a perfect program to move them into an Associate Engineer role.  This Diploma level program it is roughly equivalent to the course material covered in an Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program, at a fraction of the cost and time.  It will take between 1 and 2 years to complete depending on the individuals prior education background.  A HS School Diploma or GED are the only prerequisites to enroll.

                                                  Manufacturing & Production Programs

                                                  Manufacturing Applications Specialist

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                                                    This program focuses on attaining or updating applications level skills used by companies in managing, improving, and automating their core manufacturing and production processes.  If a student does not already have a thorough understanding of the core processes, applicable electives are available. No prior experience necessary to enroll in this program.

                                                    Production Technologies

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                                                      This program teaches the basics of production processes focusing on fabrication, assembly and machine operation functions. Our partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) allows our students to also attain the industry Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential which is the only certification in the manufacturing industry that is focused on basic manufacturing concepts and demonstrates an individual’s potential for high-demand, entry-level careers, including assemblers, manufacturing associates, and production workers. No prior experience necessary to enroll in this program.

                                                      Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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                                                        The Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program focuses on how companies manage, improve, and automate their core manufacturing and production processes.  Core courses include a series on the Introduction to Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Continuous Process Improvement: and many more. A production, manufacturing or engineering background is required to enroll in this program.

                                                        Robotics & the Internet of Things (IoT)

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                                                          This program teaches the basics of Robotics through a series of hands-on robot building projects.  Students will start with some lessons on basic electronics and associated tools and equipment, then progress to building robots while learning the basics of robot operating systems, robotic drives, associated physics and how industrial robots and appliances connect and communicate using the internet.  No prior experience is required to enroll in this program.

                                                          Data Analytics, Data Science & Software Programs

                                                          Data Analytics Applications Specialist

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                                                            This program focuses on attaining or updating applications level skills used in the Data Analytics and Data Science fields. Students will learn industry standard analysis tools that are used in data technologies environments.  Applications include Excel, Tableau, Python, SQL, Power BI and many more. Successful graduates will also obtain an industry recognized Data Analytics Professional Certification. The ideal candidate will have a background in a data related field including software programming. No prior experience is necessary to enroll in this program.

                                                            Data Analytics Technologies

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                                                              This program teaches both a deep understanding of the mechanics of working with data, and the capacity to identify and communicate the data-driven insights that ultimately influence business decisions. Data Analysts do a set of operations known as ETL (extract, transform, load), collecting data from one or more sources, apply some transformations, and then load into a different source. This program was designed specifically for those who have little to no experience.

                                                              Data Science & Machine Learning Technologies

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                                                                This program explores the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Vision and Deep Learning. Data Scientists work on the data created by Data Analysts and put it to use, like creating text from speech, recognizing someone’s biological characteristics to allow access to something, teaching a machine what to pick up or a car what to avoid. In all but the largest companies, most Data Scientists have to wear both hats… and we can train you for that! No prior experience is required to enroll in this program.

                                                                Software Engineering Technologies

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                                                                  This flexible program was designed to accommodate beginners to advanced individuals. For those new to software technologies, it begins with teaching basic programming best practices to ensure you are properly prepared to learn and manage more advanced software functions.  Coursework and labs teach and prepare students to obtain Industry-Recognized Certifications from major industry players such as Microsoft, Amazon (AWS) and Oracle to name a few. Languages available include, but are not limited to, Python, C++, C#, Java, R, and many more.  No prior experience is necessary to enroll in this program.

                                                                  GIS and Digital Cartography Technologies

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                                                                    This program focuses on the required discipline and applications used by people in this field.  Cartography is the art of creating maps with interpreted data.  A cartographer, or mapmaker “digitally” illustrates the visualization of data with some spatial dimension.  GIS is a model of such data in a computer environment.  Using GIS, we can simplify, focus, or generalize information in maps with multimedia and annotation. Maps and digitized cartographic products are in high demand in a countless multiplicity of industries such as construction, mining, resource management, demographic analysis, aerospace, property survey, law enforcement, smart agriculture, and outdoor recreation. No prior experience is required to enroll in this program.

                                                                    Exploration & Skills Refinement Programs

                                                                    Open Career Studies

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                                                                      This program is for individuals who have existing job experience in a particular field but need additional, targeted skills, to broaden their marketability or to help qualify for a more specific job position.  It does not force them to take all the core courses for a particular discipline.  It is meant to help a person fill in the skills gaps that may have developed during their career. This program is an excellent option for anyone in a management position who may want to learn skills in a different industry. There are no prior experience requirements to enroll in this program.

                                                                      Science & Technology Exploration Program (STEP)

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                                                                        Designed for the recent High School graduate or displaced worker whose career has been obsoleted, this exploratory program gives the individual exposure to many possible career paths, while earning some industry-recognized credentials, without dropping $25,000 to $65,000 for the first year of college only to find out they picked the wrong major.  We have hand-picked some suggested courses from our list of over 2,000 courses to offer a broad overview of some of the science and technology career paths a person can ultimately take. No prior experience is required to enroll in this program.

                                                                        We offer certifications including, but not limited to....

                                                                        CompTIA A+
                                                                        CompTIA CySA+
                                                                        CompTIA Security+
                                                                        CompTIA Network+
                                                                        CompTIA PenTest+
                                                                        Cisco CCNA
                                                                        CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
                                                                        CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
                                                                        Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
                                                                        Lean Six Sigma Healthcare
                                                                        Lean Management
                                                                        Windows Server

                                                                        Data Analytics Professional
                                                                        Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
                                                                        Project Management Professional (PMP)
                                                                        LEED Certification
                                                                        Microsoft 365
                                                                        Google Ads Certification
                                                                        Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ)
                                                                        Google Digital Garage
                                                                        AMA Content Marketing Certification
                                                                        Adobe XD Credential
                                                                        Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Certification

                                                                        Revit Architecture Certified Professional
                                                                        Autodesk Certified User (ACU)
                                                                        Creo Fundamentals Certification
                                                                        Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
                                                                        Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
                                                                        Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE)
                                                                        Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA)
                                                                        Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT)
                                                                        Certified Manufacturing Expert (CMfgE)
                                                                        SME Additive Manufacturing
                                                                        Total Quality Management (TQM)
                                                                        and more...

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