The PACE-IT Program offers eligible students the opportunity to complete five online, tuition free IT certificates.
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Technology and Integration Support Certificate
This certificate is designed to augment and validate current occupational skills by acquiring computer skills. Having the certificate will assist graduates in gaining employment in a variety of fields that use technology. Topics included in this certificate are: laptop and mobile device support, network design and security, and operation system support. The course modules in this certificate will assist students in achieving the A+, and Network+ certifications. This certificate includes coursework in career management, customer service, and entrepreneurship.
Web Developer Certificate
This certificate is designed for people who wish to augment and validate their current occupation or acquire new skills to become a Web Application Developer. This certificate will assist graduates in gaining employment in a field that requires them to create and maintain Web pages and sites. Topics and courses are closely aligned with industry standards and techniques. Students learn to develop the effective Web pages and sites through the use of HTML, client-side scripting, server-side scripting, or programming. The course modules in this certificate will assist students in achieving the CIW industry certifications. This certificate includes coursework in career management, customer service, and entrepreneurship.
Introduction to Network Security Certificate (Spring 2014)
This certificate prepares students to be able to ensure compliance and operational security of an organization's information assets, effectively mitigate risks by implementing security protocols, and identify security threats and vulnerabilities within networks. It also prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification. Earning this certification signifies a demonstrated proficiency in information security, and essentially identifies knowledgeable professionals in this growing field. The U.S. Department of Defense has listed Security+ as an "approved" certification for its Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program.
Data Management Certificate (Spring 2014)
This advanced certificate emphasizes a systems approach to understanding and solving business problems specifically related to the acquisition or development of information systems and management of data. The core course modules introduce students to a variety of principles, methods, and tools for understanding problems and identifying requirements. This certificate will prepare students for a variety of roles that require the ability to research problems, gather requirements, document specifications, and make recommendations for information systems.