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Whether you are new to Information Technology or experienced and looking to advance your career, we have the program to fit your needs. Our programs are designed to prepare you for real-world skills that employers are looking for today.

Mission: We empower our students and enable their professional career success in our community and in our workforce by providing a high quality career training and educational experience.

We support our mission through the following:

  • Providing a high quality career training and educational experience to our students
  • Continuous evaluation of the educational experience and our programs in order to be responsive to changes in our workforce, economy, and communities
  • Integrating leading-edge information technology into teaching, learning, and school management
  • Providing high quality professional career opportunities for our students, faculty and staff
  • Supporting networking opportunities for faculty, staff, and students in order to promote high job placements into the community and workforce.

Included Programs

  • Getting Started with IT
  • IT Fundamental Core
  • Advanced Security Professional
  • AWS Associate
  • Azure Core Program
  • Azure Administrator
  • Azure Architect
  • Cisco Networking Associate
  • CompTIA A+ Technician
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) Fast Track
  • CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)
  • CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)
  • CompTIA Network+ Technician
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS) Fast Track
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • CompTIA Security+ Technician
  • CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Security
  • ITIL® Foundation Professional
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Microsoft 365 Core Program
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Office
  • Project Management
  • SQL Basic
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization

Please review each program's details by clicking its title in the expanding panels below.

 

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Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator

Program Hours: 128 Hours
Prerequisites: Network+ or equivalent knowledge, Windows server/client administration
Tuition: $9,520

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

You will begin by learning about cloud fundamentals, including an overview of cloud computing and specifically Microsoft cloud services. You will be introduced to Microsoft Azure, and you will examine the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Next you will gain fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Then students will learn key elements of Microsoft 365 Identity job role. Finally, you will learn about security management, com-pliance management, and device management in an enterprise and learn the specific job role task of a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Microsoft 365 Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

AWS Associate

CISSP

Program Hours: 36 Hours
Tuition: $2,786

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing. This program shows you the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. You learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS ser-vices and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Cloud Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Technical Architect

Cisco Networking Associate

Cisco Networking Associate

Program Hours: 40 Hours
Tuition: $3,416

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The program covers config-uring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The program also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. This program helps you prepare to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam to earn CCNA certification.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Engineer

SQL Basic

SQL

Program Hours: 16 Hours
Tuition: $891

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program will teach you to use SQL as a tool to retrieve the information you need from databases. You will learn how to identify and use advanced querying techniques. You might find that you need to modify the struc-ture of a table; inserting, updating, deleting data, and indexing tables to optimize query performance.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Support Analyst
  • Product Analyst
  • Associate Analyst

vmware

Program Hours: 40 Hours
Tuition: $3,825

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®. This program prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This is the foundation for most of the other VMware tech-nologies in the software-defined data center.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Storage Engineer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator

Project Management

PMI

Program Hours: 40 Hours
Tuition: $2,696

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

The program begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions needed to plan and man-age a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress. Instructed by real-world PMP® certified practitioners and includes the most current guide, plus a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using PMI® terminology.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Program Manager

Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

IT Fundamental Core

Program Hours: 64 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $3,834

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In this program students will learn the basic principles and techniques of providing PC, mobile, applications, and network support. Learn how to identify computer hardware and software, setting up a workstation, supporting users, configuring wireless devices, cloud concepts, security, privacy, Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Help Desk
  • Service Desk
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer User Specialist

Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Tuition: $5,950

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

The Installing and Configuring Windows 10 course is for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desk-tops, devices, users and associated network and security resources. It is also intended for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations.

The Deploying and Managing Windows 10 course is for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 10 desktop and application deployments and managing the cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprise organizations.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Information Technology Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Enterprise Desktop Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • Computer Specialist
  • Lead Desktop Support Technician
  • Device Support Technician

Microsoft 365 Core Program

Microsoft 365 Core Program

Program Hours: 368 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $24,000

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program builds a foundation with core skills of hardware, networking and security. You will start by building knowledge of operating systems using Windows 10. You will learn about cloud fundamentals, including an overview of cloud computing and specifically Microsoft cloud services. You will be introduced to Microsoft Azure, and you will examine the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Next you will gain fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Then you will learn key elements of Microsoft 365 Identity job role. Finally, you will learn about security management, compliance management, and device management in an enterprise and learn the specific job role task of a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Microsoft 365 Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

ITIL Foundation Professional

ITIL Managing Professional

Program Hours: 16 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $1,796

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

ITIL® is the world’s leading best practice framework for implementing IT Service Management. ITIL version 4 introduces IT Service Management through the lens of a Service Value System (SVS), which provides a holistic end-to-end view of how to successfully contribute to business value, and also how to leverage concepts from models such as Lean IT, Agile, DevOps and Organizational Change Management. This foundational course immerses you in the guiding principles, dimensions, and practices of ITIL®.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Service Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark AXELOS Limited used, under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4361

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program includes analysis of data using Excel, SQL and Power BI. Courses included: Excel 2019 Part 1-3, Excel 2016/2019 Data Analysis with PivotTables and PowerPivot, SQL Querying Fundamentals Part 1-2 and Analyzing Data with Power BI

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Azure Core Program

Azure Core Program

Program Hours: 328 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $22,395

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program builds a foundation with core skills of hardware, networking and security. Next you build knowledge of oper-ating systems using Windows 10. Finally you will learn how to administer Microsoft Azure

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Getting Started with IT

Getting Started with IT

Program Hours: 120 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $7,425

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In this program students will learn the basic principles and techniques of providing PC, mobile, applications, and network support. Learn how to identify computer hardware and software, setting up a workstation, supporting users, configuring wireless devices, installing and configuring operating systems, configuring and troubleshooting networks, working with printers, troubleshooting laptops, supporting mobile devices, virtualization and security.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Help Desk
  • Service Desk
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer User Specialist

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)

CompTIA CIOS

Program Hours: 120 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $7,425

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, trouble-shoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

In Network+, you will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • System Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

CompTIA CSSS

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

The CompTIA Linux+ builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • PC/Network Support
  • Network Technician
  • Linux System Administrator
  • Professional (2–5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)

CompTIA CSSS

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. CompTIA Server+ presents the next tier of skills & concepts students will use when admin-istering any type of network server.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Server Administrator
  • PC/Network Support
  • Network Technician

CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)

CompTIA CSCP

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

You will learn how to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to pre-pare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduc-tion to the field.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • IT Security Specialist
  • System Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Professional (2-5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)

CompTIA CSAE

Program Hours: 120 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $8,245

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

The CySA+ course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents.

In the CASP+ course you will apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement sustainable security solutions that map to organizational strategies; translate business needs into security requirements; support IT governance and risk management; architect security for hosts, networks, and software; respond to security incidents; and more.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst

CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)

CompTIA CASP

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

The CySA+ course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Professional (2-5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

CompTIA CSSS

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

The CompTIA Linux+ builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

Specialist (early career IT professionals with 0-2 years of experience)

Azure Administrator

Azure Administrator

Program Hours: 88 Hours
Prerequisites: CompTIA Network+ or equivalent knowledge. Active Directory
Tuition: $6,545

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

This program provides foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support. Then you will learn fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Finally you will learn how to manage Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identi-ties, and monitor your solution.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

CompTIA Network+ Technician

CompTIA Network+Program Hours: 40 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $2,228

Program Overview

The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. 

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Help Desk Analyst
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Technician

CompTIA A+ Technician

CompTIA A+Program Hours: 80 Hours
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Program Objectives / Subjects

Career Focus

  • Help Desk Analyst
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Security+ Technician

CompTIA Security+Program Hours: 40 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $2,228

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • IT Security Specialist
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma

Program Hours: 32 Hours
Tuition: $2,520

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a powerful, proven method of improving business efficiency and effectiveness.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Process Improvement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business/Performance Analyst
  • Quality Engineer

Azure Architect

Azure Architect

Program Hours: 72 Hours
Prerequisites: Azure Administrator
Tuition: $4,820

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

Students will learn the different technologies used in the Azure Architect job role.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Azure Architect
  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) Fast Track

CompTIA CIOS

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating sys-tems.

In Network+, you will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS) Fast Track

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

Program Hours: 120 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $7,425

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

Program Hours: 160 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $9,900

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

Information Security Program

CompTIA CIOS

Program Hours: 240 Hours
Prerequisites: IT Technician (A+/Net+)
Tuition: $18,510

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increase.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Information Security Analyst

CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)

CompTIA CSSS

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $4,455

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. In the CompTIA Cloud+ course, you will learn how to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

Advanced Security Professional

CISSP

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Tuition: $7,290

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential is the most trusted ethical hacking certification and accomplishment rec-ommended by employers globally. It is the most desired information security certification and represents one of the fastest-growing cyber credentials required by critical infrastructure and essential service providers. Since the introduc-tion of CEH in 2003, it is recognized as a standard within the information security community. CEH v11 continues to in-troduce the latest hacking techniques and the most advanced hacking tools and exploits used by hackers and infor-mation security professionals today. The Five Phases of Ethical Hacking and the original core mission of CEH remain val-id and relevant today: “To beat a hacker, you need to think like a hacker. CISSP is the premier certification for today’s information systems security professional. It remains the premier certification because the sponsoring organization, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 ®, regularly updates the test by using subject matter experts (SMEs) to make sure the material and the questions are relevant in today’s security envi-ronment. By defining eight security domains that comprise a CBK, industry standards for the information systems se-curity professional have been established. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you master the eight CISSP domains and ensure your credibility and success within the information systems security field.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Architect

Dislocated Worker Training

New Horizons works with the local workforce development system to provide NO COST IT Training to qualified Minnesota residents. If you have been laid off, are unemployed, underemployed, or receive public assistance, you may qualify. New Horizons offers an expanding list of credentialed trainings designed to improve your marketability. Please visit nhworkforcesolutions.com/dislocated-worker-training to find out more or schedule a free consultation.

VA Training

New Horizons has several VA approved training programs for those with VA Benefits. If you would like to start a career in IT or further a career in IT visit us at nhworkforcesolutions.com/va-funding

Microsoft Office

Office

Program Hours: 80 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $1,995

Program Description and Skills to be Learned

Perform duties requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures.

Program Objectives/Subjects

Career Focus

  • Office Assistant
  • Administrator Clerk
  • Office Clerk
  • Real Estate Clerk