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Academic Programs

We offer postsecondary academic programs to train students in the classroom and online for entry-level employment and for career advancement opportunities in fields that are in high demand.

The curricula we offer, in our Business and Industry Technology program, Business Office Information Systems, as well as in our short programs, are challenging but comprehensive to ensure that the knowledge and skills you will need to enter your chosen profession or to advance in your present position have been provided.

In order to graduate and earn a diploma, a student must complete all courses that are part of a program by earning a passing grade for each course. At a minimum, a “C” average is required for program completion.

Classes in these programs are 36-40 clock hours each. A clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of directed or supervised instruction in a 60-minute period. On weekdays, classes meet up to 20 hours per week, and dependent on enrollment size, are available during the day (9:00am – 1:00pm), afternoon (1:00pm – 5:00pm) or evening (6:00pm – 10:00pm).


Available Short Programs (In-Classroom Training)

– Basic Computer Skills
– CompTIA
– Managing Security and the Cloud
– Project Management
– Systems and Security

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Basic Computer Skills

This program teaches the learner basic computer skills that are commonly desired in different fields.

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED/TASK

Occupational Objectives: Office Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Sales Representative, Office Clerk

Program: 12-Week Term – 192 clock hours

Classes meet 16 hours per week – 4 hours daily, Monday to Thursday.

Tuition cost: $8,000.00

Course Listing

CC101                  24 Hours              Computer Basics
CC102                  20 Hours              Computer Fundamentals
CC104                  20 Hours              Living Online
CC105                    8 Hours              Gmail for Web
CC111                  20 Hours              Microsoft Office 365 – Word
CC112                  20 Hours              Microsoft Office 365 – Excel
CC113                  20 Hours              Microsoft Office 365 – PowerPoint
CC114                  20 Hours              Microsoft Office 365 – Outlook
CC121                  16 Hours              Social Networking
CC201                    4 Hours              Adobe Reader X
CC201                  20 Hours              Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classick CC

Description of Courses

CC101 – Computer Basics

This course is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun, even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before.

Book: Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program), 8th Edition – by Michael Miller
ISBN: 978-0789754516

Prerequisites: none

Expected Duration: 24 Hours

CC102 – Computing Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this course covers Computing Fundamentals; it helps students become confident computer users.

Book: Computer Literacy Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 5th Edition – by Connie Morrison, Dolores Wells, and Lisa Ruffolo
ISBN: 978-1285766584

Prerequisites: None

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC104 – Living Online

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this course covers Living Online; it helps students become confident computer users.

Book: Computer Literacy Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 5th Edition – by Connie Morrison, Dolores Wells, and Lisa Ruffolo
ISBN: 978-1285766584

Prerequisites: None

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC105 – Gmail for Web

Students will be thought the major features, basic, intermediate and advanced, of Gmail.

Book: A Simpler Guide to Gmail: An unofficial user guide to setting up and using Gmail, Inbox and Google Calendar (Simpler Guides) 4th Edition.
ISBN: 978-1909236134

Software: SkillSoft Gmail ds_googm17_01_enus to ds_googm17_07_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 8 Hours

CC111 – Microsoft Office 365: Word

Students will be thought the major features, basic, intermediate and advanced, of Microsoft Word 365.

Book: Essential Office 365 Second Edition: The Illustrated Guide to using Microsoft Office (Computer Essentials)
ISBN: 978-1911174653

Software: SkillSoft Beginning Word mo_bewo_a01_dt_enus to mo_bewo_a06_dt_enus;
Intermediate Word mo_inwo_a01_dt_enus to mo_inwo_a06_dt_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC112 – Microsoft Office 365: Excel

Students will be thought the major features, basic, intermediate and advanced, of Microsoft Excel 365.

Book: Essential Office 365 Second Edition: The Illustrated Guide to using Microsoft Office (Computer Essentials)
ISBN: 978-1911174653

Software: SkillSoft Beginning Excel mo_beel_a01_dt_enus to mo_beel_a05_dt_enus;
Intermediate Excel mo_inel_a01_dt_enus to mo_inel_a06_dt_enus;
Advanced Excel mo_adve_a01_dt_enus to mo_adve_a03_dt_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC113 – Microsoft Office 365: PowerPoint

Students will be thought the major features, basic, intermediate and advanced, of Microsoft PowerPoint 365.

Book: Essential Office 365 Second Edition: The Illustrated Guide to using Microsoft Office (Computer Essentials)
ISBN: 978-1911174653

Software: SkillSoft Beginning PowerPoint mo_bepw_a01_dt_enus to mo_bepw_a05_dt_enus;
Intermediate PowerPoint mo_inpw_a01_dt_enus to mo_inpw_a06_dt_enus;
PowerPoint Best Practices mo_bppw_a01_dt_enus to mo_bppw_a02_dt_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC114 – Microsoft Office 365: Outlook

Students will be thought the major features, basic, intermediate and advanced, of Microsoft Outlook 365.

Book: Essential Office 365 Second Edition: The Illustrated Guide to using Microsoft Office (Computer Essentials)
ISBN: 978-1911174653

Software: SkillSoft Beginning Outlook mo_beou_a01_dt_enus to mo_beou_a06_dt_enus;
Intermediate Outlook mo_inou_a01_dt_enus to mo_inou_a06_dt_enus;

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 20 Hours

CC121 – Social Networking

Students will be thought how to use the major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Book: Social Media Marketing Workbook: How to Use Social Media for Business (2019 Updated Edition).
ISBN: 978-1539598145

Software: SkillSoft Facebook for Web ds_face2016_01_enus to ds_face2016_10_enus;
Facebook Messenger ds_facemess_01_enus to ds_facemess_03_enus;
YouTube for Web ds_gooytb16_01_enus to ds_gooytb16_03_enus;
LinkedIn for Web ds_mslkin17_01_enus to ds_mslkin17_06_enus
Twitter for Web ds_twiweb16_01_enus to ds_twiweb16_03_08_enus
Instagram for iOS ds_insta15_01_enus to ds_insta15_03_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 16 Hours

CC201 – Adobe Reader X

Adobe Reader X, or Reader for short, is a free downloadable tool required to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files that are typically created using Adobe Acrobat. Reader is compatible with multiple operating system environments as well as being available as a freeware plug-in, making it the primary tool used to view PDF files. This learning path explores the basic features of Reader including opening, viewing, and managing PDFs, filling in PDF forms, and searching PDF files.

Book: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Introduction Quick Reference Training Tutorial Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts – Laminated Card) Pamphlet – March 29, 2018.
ISBN: 978-1941854235

Software: SkillSoft Adobe Reader X at_adre_a01_dt_enus

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 4 Hours

CC202 – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC

This course introduces the basic to advanced features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC.

Book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition – by John Evans & Katrin Straub
ISBN: 978-0134540023

Prerequisite: Living Online

Expected Duration: 20 Hours


CompTIA Certification Training

This program is designed to develop the skills of IT in various fields, such as security, network administration, computer repair, and server administration.

A vendor certification is available for each course of this program. Upon completion of training, the students are fully prepared for these certification exams. However, they are not a requirement for graduation. Vendor certifications are at the student expenses and are not administered by the school.

For more details on CompTIA certifications, visit https://certification.comptia.org/certifications

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED and basic PC skills

Occupational Objective: Computer Support Specialist

Courses are 36-40 clock hours each.

Program: 14-Week Term – 224 clock hours

Tuition cost: $12,000.00

Course Listing

COM11                 40 Hours              A+ 220-901
COM13                 36 Hours              A+ 220-902
COM14                 40 Hours              Network+
COM26                 36 Hours              Mobility+
COM31                 36 Hours              Security+
COM36                 36 Hours              Cloud+

Description of Courses

COM11 – A+ 220-901

40 hours/Prerequisite: none

Students learn how PC components work in unison. They learn hardware troubleshooting techniques. They also learn how to maintain operating systems, networks as well as security.

COM13 – A+ 220-902

36 hours/Prerequisite: none

Students are taught about computer hardware components and about how to install, use, and manage Windows operating systems; and, to configure and troubleshoot peripherals, computers, and printers. They are also instructed in security and network fundamentals, operational procedures, and preventative maintenance.

COM14 – Network+

40 hours/Prerequisite: COM01 Strata or COM11 A+ 220-901

Students learn network fundamentals, network components, devices and protocols. They also study wide area and wireless networks, network addressing, routing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and security.

COM26 – Mobility+

36 hours/Prerequisite: COM14 Network+

This course guides the candidates through the fundamental and advanced concepts of mobile computing, providing the information and instruction necessary to get up-to-speed on current technology and best practices.

COM31 – Security+

36 hours/Prerequisite: COM01 Strata or COM11 A+ 220-901

Students learn threat mitigation, cryptography, authentication methods and public key infrastructure. Access, protocol and port security, Wi-Fi and remote access, risk analysis, IDS and forensics are also taught.

COM36 – Cloud+

36 hours/Prerequisite: COM14 Network+

Topics covered include basic cloud-related computing concepts and characteristics; cloud delivery solutions; management of cloud technologies, services and networks; monitoring of hardware and software performance.


Managing Security and the Cloud

This program is designed to develop the management skills as well as IT skills in various fields, such as cloud computing administration, Microsoft Office 365 administration, and cloud security.

A vendor certification is available for each course of this program. Upon completion of training, the students are fully prepared for these certification exams. However, they are not a requirement for graduation. Vendor certifications are at the student expenses and are not administered by the school.

Visit the vendor’s website for details on specific certifications.

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED and basic PC skills

Occupational Objective: Computer and Information System Manager, Security Administrator

Courses are between 20 and 36 clock hours each.

Program: 9-Week Term – 104 clock hours

Tuition cost: $8,000.00

Course Listing

COM27                 20 Hours              Cloud Computing Fundamentals
MO65                    28 Hours              Managing and Enabling Microsoft Office 365
PM20                    36 Hours              Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
COM37                 20 Hours              Certified Cloud Security Professional (CSSP)

Description of Courses

COM27 – Cloud Computing Fundamentals

20 hours

Prerequisite: none

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization and Data Centers
  • Storing and Managing Cloud Data
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • Identity, Presence, and Privacy
  • Cloud Security

MO65 – Managing and Enabling Microsoft Office 365

28 hours

Prerequisite: none

Managing Identities and Requirements in Office 365
  • Office 365 Configuration
  • Office 365 Deployment
  • Managing Office 365 Cloud Identities, Synchronization, and Clients
  • Office 365 Federated Identities (Single Sign-On)
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Office 365 Usage
Enabling Office 365 Services
  • Managing Client User-driven and IT Deployments
  • Telemetry
  • SharePoint Online Sharing & Site Collections
  • Collaboration Solutions
  • Exchange Online Policy, Migration, and Compliance

PM20 – Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

36 hours

Prerequisite: none

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Fundamentals
  • The Process Groups
  • Project Initiation and the Project Charter
  • Managing Project Work
  • Change Control and Project Close-out
  • Using Lessons Learned for Continuous Improvement
  • Managing Projects for Strategic Alignment
  • Collect Requirements and Define Scope
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Validate and Control Scope
  • Define and Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Resources and Durations
  • Develop and Control the Schedule
  • Creating a Project Budget
  • Keeping Your Project on Budget
  • Planning Project Quality
  • Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
  • Putting Together the Team
  • Develop and Manage Your Team
  • Managing Project Communications
  • Controlling Communications
  • Risk Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Control
  • Procurement Planning
  • Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Mentoring – Certified Associate in Project Management
  • TestPrep – Certified Associate in Project Management

COM37 – Certified Cloud Security Professional (CSSP)

20 hours

Prerequisite: Cloud Computing Fundamentals

  • Cloud System Architecture – Concepts and Design
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud System Security – Platform and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Cloud Service – Operations Management
  • Cloud Service – Legal and Compliance

Project Management

The Project Management training program is designed to teach the standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.

A vendor certification is available for BOK21 and COM24. Upon completion of training, the students are fully prepared for these certification exams. However, they are not a requirement for graduation. Vendor certifications are at the student expenses and are not administered by the school.

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED and basic PC skills

Occupational Objective: Manager of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Courses are 36-40 clock hours each.

Program: 15-Week Term – 228 clock hours

Tuition cost: $12,000.00

Course Listing

BOK21                   40 Hours              Project Management Body of Knowledge
CAP16                   40 Hours              Microsoft Office 2016
PM22                     36 Hours              Project Risk Management
PM23                     40 Hours              Project Time & Cost Management
PM24                     36 Hours              Project Management and Leadership
COM25                  36 Hours              CompTIA Project+

Description of Courses

BOK21 – Project Management Body of Knowledge

40 hours/Prerequisite: none

This course is an introduction to project management and includes management fundamentals, scope, time management, estimating costs, quality standards, risk management, team communications, contracts and procurement, coordination, and the process.

CAP16 – Microsoft Office 2016

40 hours/Prerequisite: none

Students will be taught the major features, from basic to advanced, of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2016.

COM25 – Project+

36 hours/Prerequisite: none

The candidates first learn how to Initiate a project and learn about project process groups and the project charter. Then, various phases of project planning are studied followed by discussions on defining the cost, quality, and risk plans. Other topics are project execution and dealing with project change requests. Finally, the candidates learn how to close out a project.

PM22 – Project Risk Management

36 hours/Prerequisite: BOK21 Project Management Body of Knowledge

Guidelines for effective management of project risk. Includes process to identify, prioritize, and respond to significant risk events. Also includes methods of individual and team-based risk management application and project scenarios that will illustrate risk identification, valuation, and migration strategies.

PM23 – Project Time and Cost Management

40 hours/Prerequisite: BOK21 Project Management Body of Knowledge

Concepts of scope, time and cost management. Includes in- depth methods and techniques for accurately estimating project needs and completing work on time, within budget, and according to specifications.

PM24 – Project Management and Leadership

36 hours/Prerequisite: BOK21 Project Management Body of Knowledge

This course teaches how project management and leadership need to be addressed if a project is to be delivered on time, within budget, and with the proper quality.


Systems and Security

Candidates for the Systems and Security training program will learn how to install, upgrade and manage systems software as well as computer hardware. They will learn networking concepts and network protection from threats and vulnerability; this includes intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, malware creation, backup and recovery concepts. Wireless LAN terminology, infrastructure and security will also be introduced.

A vendor certification is available for each course of this program. Upon completion of training, the students are fully prepared for these certification exams. However, they are not a requirement for graduation. Vendor certifications are at the student expenses and are not administered by the school.

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED

Occupational Objective: Help Desk or Network Technician, Security Administrator

Each Course: 36 – 40 clock hours

Program: 15-Week Term – 228 clock hours

Tuition cost: $12,000.00

Course Listing

COM02                 36 Hours              CompTIA IT Fundamentals
COM21                 40 Hours              CompTIA CySA+
COM32                 36 Hours              CompTIA CASP+
COM38                 36 Hours              CompTIA PenTest+
ITP35                    40 Hours              Certified Ethical Hacker
ITP33                    40 Hours              CWTS – Wireless Technology

Description of Courses

COM02 – CompTIA IT Fundamentals

36 hours/Prerequisite: none

Students learn about today’s technologies, from networking and cybersecurity essentials to hardware and software basics. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate their readiness for the digital workplace.

COM21 – CompTIA CySA+

40 hours/Prerequisite: COM02 CompTIA IT Fundamentals or COM11 A+ 220-901

CompTIA CySA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:

  • Perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization.
  • Configure and use threat-detection tools.
  • Secure and protect applications and systems within an organization.

COM32 – CompTIA CASP+

36 hours/Prerequisite: COM21 CySA+

The CASP+ certification validates advanced-level competency in risk management, enterprise security operations and architecture, research and collaboration, and integration of enterprise security.

COM38 – CompTIA PenTest+

36 hours/Prerequisite: COM21 CySA+

CompTIA PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. Successful candidates will have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings. They will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.

ITP35 – Certified Ethical Hacker

40 hours/Prerequisite: COM24 Network+

This course is one-of-a-kind in the cybersecurity sphere, allowing you to delve into the mind of a hacker for a unique perspective into penetration testing. The candidate will learn about intrusion detection, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows, and malware creation in detail, and will be able to put the concepts into the context of real-world scenarios.

ITP33 – CWTS/Wireless Technology

40 hours/Prerequisite: COM14 – Network+

The following topics are covered: introduction to computer networks; wireless LAN and its infrastructure and client devices; the Physical Layer access methods; Wireless LAN antennas and accessories, security and site survey basics, and troubleshooting and maintenance.