Start or Enhance Your Information Technology (IT) Career

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It’s an exciting time to start your career in the information technology (IT) industry and there are endless possibilities to consider when getting started. You can work with customers directly or indirectly, troubleshoot everyday IT challenges to building and maintaining networks. The opportunities are endless in the IT industry.

If you are interested in an IT job, there is a position to fit your desires and experience level. With the ever-increasing need for online environments and advancement in technology, there are so many job opportunities in the IT field. The possibilities are endless to get started in this high-demand career.

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IT Data Developer

IT Manage Service Providers

IT Support

 

IT Certification Programs

 

What funding options are available?

Most of the IT Certification programs are FastForward programs and are also eligible for the G3 scholarship. Eligible residents who have been living in Virginia for at least one year may qualify for FastForward and pay only one-third of the cost of tuition. Since these are also G3 programs, you may be eligible for last-dollar funding, bringing your total tuition to $0. Please review the G3 information page, which outlines income qualifications and if you think you qualify or if you have any questions, please contact our operations team at 540-868-7021 to get registered.

Additional financial assistance, grant funding, and Sallie Mae loans are available here for eligible students.

Eligible programs include:

IT Need to Know (ITNTK)

If you are considering an IT career training program, you will want to see our available handbooks to help you prepare for an upcoming course. Learn more >>>

IT Certifications Guarantee to Interview

Upon successful completion of IT certification programs, individuals not currently employed in these fields will be guaranteed an interview with several IT companies. Our “guarantee to interview” opportunities with premier local employers are not only a great foot-in-the-door for successful students, but most employers also offer additional training for students/employees once they are on board at their organization.

Companies include:

  • Syntelligent Analytic Solutions, LLC
  • TeamLogic IT, Inc.
  • Raptics, Inc.
  • Tauran Management Group
  • Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Shenandoah Valley IT, LLC
  • Custom Computers
  • Winchester Wireless
  • Tech Team Solutions, LLC
  • Bluemont Technology and Research, Inc.
  • Mercury Communications

Student Success

FREE IT Information Sessions

These FREE information sessions will introduce you to the IT Certifications that we offer. You will have a chance to find out more about what is covered in the classes and how these classes can help boost your career. IT Certification courses include CompTIA Fundamentals, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA CySA+, CompTIA CASP+, Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations, ITIL Foundations, and Online Courses in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Ethical Hacker, CISSP, and more. Join us to learn more. click here >>>