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Careers in Technology

The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) at Honolulu Community College has programs that will surely be of interest to you. All courses have an assigned instructor to guide you through your learning and answer your questions. You are welcome to contact us at pcatt@hawaii.edu to discuss program options or determine a learning pathway to fit your goals.

Introduction to Information Technology Program Track

This is a good starting point for those who are new to information technology. It offers the opportunity to explore core elements of IT and provides a foundation to move into other technical areas.

This track includes:

Networking Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy) Online

Networking is at the heart of the digital transformation. Although often unseen, it enables us to stay connected as we move around freely using our laptop or smartphone. This course teaches the basic networking concepts and the skills that you can put to use right away. Its underlying principles can help you set-up a SOHO (small-office/home-office) network or even put you on the path to managing a larger-scale business network. This course is often taken for those on the path to becoming a network technician, cable installer or help desk technician. Also prepare for the CompTIA Net+ Certification. No prerequisites or computer knowledge required.


Section - COM2156-001

A+ Computer Hardware and Software

A+ is a good starting point for entering a career in Information Technology as it provides foundational skills and knowledge. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Hardware - Identifying, using, and connecting hardware components and devices
  • Operating Systems - Installing and supporting Windows OS including command line and client support. Understanding Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OS
  • Software Troubleshooting - Troubleshooting PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking - Explaining types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WiFi, and SOHO
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting - Troubleshooting device and network issues
  • Security - Identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile Devices - Installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing - Comparing and contrasting cloud computing concepts and set up client-side virtualization 
  • Operational Procedures - Following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism

Jobs that use knowledge gained in an A+ course include Help Desk Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Service Desk Analyst, Data Support Technician, and others. It is recommended that you consider continued learning in related areas such as Networking and Security. 

This course prepares you for the two parts of the CompTIA A+ certification. Additional study prior to taking the certification exam is recommended. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam. 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices. 


Section - COM2164-001

Network+

Network+ prepares you for a career in IT infrastructure. Knowing how to install, configure, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. 

 

Topics covered include: 

  • Networking Concepts - Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately

  • Infrastructure - Determine and explain appropriate cabling, device, and storage technologies

  • Network Operations - Use best practices to manage the network,determine policies, and ensure business continuity

  • Network Security - Summarize physical security and common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network

  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools - Explain the network troubleshooting methodology and appropriate tools to support connectivity and performance

 

After completing this course and the accompanying hands-on lab exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot, and manage an existing network. With additional self-study, you will be prepared to take CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

Prep: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is helpful along with network-related IT experience 

 


Section - COM2124-008

Security+

Security+ is a great course for people who want to begin their cybersecurity career. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

 

This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies match the CompTIA certification exam areas. Topics covered include: 

 
  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities - Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Technologies and Tools - Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security

  • Architecture and Design - Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

  • Identity and Access Management - Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls

  • Risk Management - Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

  • Cryptography and PKI -  Understanding of basic cryptographic concepts, algorithms, and functions. Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure. 

 

Online CompTIA features included in the course will help you successfully pass the certification exam. You’ll like the countdown calendar to keep you on pace, and narrative instruction, images, videos, and games to keep you engaged. You’ll also have achievement badges, flashcards and a personalized dashboard to track progress. Performance based questions and practice questions that identify what you have learned and what you need to revisit are very helpful. 

 

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Additional study prior to taking the certification exam is recommended. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices.

 

Prep: Two years of IT administration experience in a professional environment with emphasis on security and Network+ or equivalent knowledge recommended but not required 

 


Section - COM2036-020

IT Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy) Online

Imagine building a computer then connecting it securely to a network. This exciting first step could lead to a rewarding IT career. Because a sure way to excel—no matter which area of IT you choose—is to learn the right computer fundamentals. IT Essentials covers this as well as shares the career skills needed for entry-level IT jobs. Plus, you’ll enjoy working with Cisco's Networking Academy’s advanced simulation tools and having multiple hands-on labs to really hone your troubleshooting skills and immediately practice what you learn! Also prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification. No prerequisites or computer knowledge required.


Section - COM2155-002

All courses lead to CompTIA certifications

Program Hours: 116 hours

40 hours for IT Essentials (A+), 36 hours for Network +, and 40 hours for Security+

Program Tuition Cost: $4,565/person

Networking Program Track

This track is for individuals interested in learning enterprise networking technology. Though it is Cisco-focused, skills are transferable to other network brands such as HPE and Juniper.

This track includes:

Linux +

The Linux open source operating system is used across business functions because of its flexibility and potential to facilitate innovation. Linux skills are desired in job areas ranging from Web developers to network administrators to device field engineers. Today, Linux is also used in the management of cars and smartphones, cloud, cybersecurity, and mobile applications. Hiring managers indicate it is difficult to find Linux talent. 

 

Topics covered include:

  • Hardware and System Configuration - Configure kernel modules, network parameters, storage, cloud, and virtualization

  • System Operation and Maintenance - Manage software and services, and explain server roles, job scheduling and the use and operation of Linux devices

  • Security - Understand best practices for permissions and authentication, firewalls, and file management

  • Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics - Analyze system properties and processes and troubleshoot user, application and hardware issues

  • Automation and Scripting - Execute BASH scripts, version control using Git, and orchestration processes

 

Linux+ can be your first step to careers in cloud computing, cybersecurity, information systems, networking, programming, software development, and big data. 

 

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Linux+ certification. Additional study prior to taking the certification exam is recommended. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices. 

 

 


Section - COM2080-009

Certified Cisco Networking Associate - CCNA 1 v7 (Introduction to Networks) Online

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs) yourself. You’ll have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

 

*This is the first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare participants for entry-level networking jobs.

 

Required prep: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments. Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system.


 


Section - COM2157-002

Certified Cisco Networking Associate - CCNA2 v7 (Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials) Online

Delve further into the world of networking with the second CCNA course in a 3-course series. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

*This is the second course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare participants for networking technician jobs.

Required prep: Completion of CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks or equivalent knowledge and experience


Section - COM2158-001

CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

Large enterprises depend heavily on the smooth operation of their network infrastructures. This is why networking professionals are vital to every organization and those with networking skills can land a great job and set their sights on a rewarding career! This third course in the 3-course CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.

 

This is the third course in a 3-course series which prepares participants for networking analyst and engineering positions.

 

Required prep: Completion of CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or equivalent knowledge and experience


Section - COM2151-002

All courses prepare for or lead participants to the related certification exams

Program Hours: 156 hours

36 hours for Linux+, 40 hours each for CCNA 1, 2, and 3

Program Tuition Cost: $4,170/person

Security Program Track

Cybersecurity is a hot topic and the need for cyber experts is not expected to subside. This track will provide a foundation to move into the many other areas in cybersecurity.

This track includes:

Network+

Network+ prepares you for a career in IT infrastructure. Knowing how to install, configure, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. 

 

Topics covered include: 

  • Networking Concepts - Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately

  • Infrastructure - Determine and explain appropriate cabling, device, and storage technologies

  • Network Operations - Use best practices to manage the network,determine policies, and ensure business continuity

  • Network Security - Summarize physical security and common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network

  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools - Explain the network troubleshooting methodology and appropriate tools to support connectivity and performance

 

After completing this course and the accompanying hands-on lab exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot, and manage an existing network. With additional self-study, you will be prepared to take CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

Prep: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is helpful along with network-related IT experience 

 


Section - COM2124-008

Security+

Security+ is a great course for people who want to begin their cybersecurity career. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

 

This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies match the CompTIA certification exam areas. Topics covered include: 

 
  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities - Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Technologies and Tools - Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security

  • Architecture and Design - Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

  • Identity and Access Management - Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls

  • Risk Management - Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

  • Cryptography and PKI -  Understanding of basic cryptographic concepts, algorithms, and functions. Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure. 

 

Online CompTIA features included in the course will help you successfully pass the certification exam. You’ll like the countdown calendar to keep you on pace, and narrative instruction, images, videos, and games to keep you engaged. You’ll also have achievement badges, flashcards and a personalized dashboard to track progress. Performance based questions and practice questions that identify what you have learned and what you need to revisit are very helpful. 

 

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Additional study prior to taking the certification exam is recommended. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices.

 

Prep: Two years of IT administration experience in a professional environment with emphasis on security and Network+ or equivalent knowledge recommended but not required 

 


Section - COM2036-020

CCNA CyberOps

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Ops will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work with a Security Operations Centers (SOC) team and can be a valuable part of beginning a career in the exciting and growing field of cybersecurity operations.

Today's organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in SOC’s keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.

By the end of the course, you will be prepared to:

  • Understand cybersecurity operations network principles, roles and responsibilities as well as the related technologies, tools, regulations and frameworks available

  • Apply knowledge and skills to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze and respond to security incidents

  • Apply for entry-level jobs as Associate Security Analyst and Incident Responder

  • Take the Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) certification exam (210-250) and Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) certification exam (210-255) leading to the Cisco CCNA Cybersecurity Operations certification

CCNA CyberOps is a hands-on, career-oriented course with an emphasis on practical experience to help you develop specialized skills to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). It is approved for inclusion in the US Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M for the CCSP Analyst and CSSP Incident Responder categories. 

Cisco realizes that Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts increasingly must focus on design, configuration, and support responsibilities as the technical consultant and device specialist or expert on a security team. Therefore, the curriculum is specific to the best practices of network security administrators, engineers, and experts using the latest Cisco equipment, devices, and appliances.

All hands-on labs in the course are performed by remotely accessing CCNAS NETLAB+ pods comprised of Cisco Catalyst Switches (Ios 15.x), ASAs (ASA 9.x and ASDM 7.x), ISR G2 devices (IOS 15.x), and virtual PCs. 

Note: This hybrid-delivered course offers the benefit of flexible learning. Participants have access to an expert instructor with full online content delivery and hands-on labs involving fewer in-person class meetings. Select the time and place to go online to access the course knowing you have an instructor who is there to answer questions that arise. 


Section - COM2127-006

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices. The course description listed comes directly from CompTIA. 

As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls and anti-virus software, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for organizations. CompTIA CySA+ applies behavioral analytics to networks to improve the overall state of security through identifying and combating malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in an enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. 

Topics covered in this course include: 

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management

  • Software and Systems Security

  • Compliance and Assessment

  • Security Operations and Monitoring

  • Incident Response

Curriculum is mapped to the CySA+ exam. 

CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

Recommended preparation: Completion of Network+ and Security+ or equivalent knowledge and experience


Section - COM2133-005

All courses prepare participants for the related certification exams

Program Hours: 156 hours

36 hours for Network+, 40 hours for Security+, 40 hours for CyberOps, and 40 hours for CySA+

Program Tuition Cost: $8,040/person

Cloud Computing Program Track

This program track provides baseline knowledge for entering the field of cloud computing. Develop skills and learn the impact on how businesses operate in the era of cloud technologies.

This track includes:

Server+

Server+ training prepares you to work in data centers or cloud environments administering any type of network server because of its vendor-neutral approach. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform the duties of a server administrator. 

 

Topics covered include: 

  • Server Architecture - Understand, configure, and support server components

  • Server Administrations - Manage and maintain servers, including OS configuration, access control and virtualization

  • Storage - Support storage devices technologies, including capacity and growth planning

  • Security - Apply physical and network data security techniques

  • Networking - Configure systems for network connectivity, including physical and logical elements

  • Disaster Recovery - Understand disaster recovery and implement backup techniques

  • Troubleshooting - Diagnose and resolve system hardware, software, connectivity, storage, and security issues

This course can benefit you when you are preparing to take the CompTIA Server+ examination and related exams.

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices. Certification is  not included in this course and can be added at the price of the certification exam upon request.

 

Preparation: It is highly recommended that you have knowledge and experience equivalent to concepts covered in  A+, Linux+, Network+ and at least one year of IT experience. 


Section - COM2123-005

Security+

Security+ is a great course for people who want to begin their cybersecurity career. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

 

This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies match the CompTIA certification exam areas. Topics covered include: 

 
  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities - Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Technologies and Tools - Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security

  • Architecture and Design - Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

  • Identity and Access Management - Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls

  • Risk Management - Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

  • Cryptography and PKI -  Understanding of basic cryptographic concepts, algorithms, and functions. Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure. 

 

Online CompTIA features included in the course will help you successfully pass the certification exam. You’ll like the countdown calendar to keep you on pace, and narrative instruction, images, videos, and games to keep you engaged. You’ll also have achievement badges, flashcards and a personalized dashboard to track progress. Performance based questions and practice questions that identify what you have learned and what you need to revisit are very helpful. 

 

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Additional study prior to taking the certification exam is recommended. The certification is not included and can be added at the price of the exam upon request.

 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

 

As a CompTIA Academy, Honolulu Community College uses curriculum and resources developed by CompTIA. Materials are reviewed by their advisors and are continually updated to reflect current industry standards and best practices.

 

Prep: Two years of IT administration experience in a professional environment with emphasis on security and Network+ or equivalent knowledge recommended but not required 

 


Section - COM2036-020

AWS Cloud Foundations

This introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. It contains 20 hours of course content and prepares participants to pursue an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

Why become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner? There is an increasing demand for cloud professionals. Whether you’re starting a new career or developing your professional skills, learning cloud computing will prove valuable and keep you relevant. “Cloud jobs are predicted to be one of the strongest tech careers of 2020, keeping up with previous years. An estimated 83% of enterprises will be in the cloud this year. By 2022, Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will hit $331.2 billion, which would make the cloud services industry three times bigger than overall IT services, according to a new study from Indeed.com."  *https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-cloud-computing-trends-impacting-it-job-market/

Honolulu Community College is an authorized AWS Academy. Curriculum is regularly updated and comes directly from AWS.


Section - COM2163-002

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate

This intermediate-level course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS and helps participants gain the skills they need to pursue the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification. This course contains approximately 40 hours of content delivered through lectures, hands-on labs, and project work. 

The abilities validated by the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate certification are covered in this training: 

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

The certification exam is not included in the price of the course but can be added. The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate examination is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Required preparation: Completion of AWS Cloud Foundations or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Recommended prep: One year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS and hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services and use of compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services.

Honolulu Community College is an AWS Academic Academy using curriculum and resources developed by AWS. Materials are continually updated by AWS for optimal  learning. 


Section - COM2162-001

All courses prepare for or lead participants to the related certification exams

Program hours: 140 hours

40 hours for Server+, 40 hours for Security+, 20 hours for AWS Cloud Foundations, and 40 hours for AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Program Tuition Cost: $7690/person

Architectural and Building Support Program Track

Architectural and construction firms have moved from manual to digital processes. This track teaches the basic skills needed for 2D and 3D rendering.

This track includes:

AutoCAD Essentials

This course thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You will learn how to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, plot and print, and much more. Whether you are an aspiring CAD/CAM professional or revisiting the latest software, this is the foundation you need in AutoCAD.


Section - COM2005-026

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) Essentials Software - Revit and SketchUp

Enter the exciting world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This course will introduce and help you understand the basics of BIM software with Revit and SketchUp. Both are modeling programs created and designed for all trades of the construction industry. 

Revit is multidisciplinary BIM software produced by Autodesk, used for higher quality, coordinated designs. You will learn how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more.

SketchUp is a fun, intuitive, flexible 3D program for creating geometric 3D objects such as architectural models, scale models, interior design items, and functional parts.  SketchUp is known for its user-friendly interface and easy learning curve.

Overall, both programs are a powerful way to design, document and communicate your ideas in 3D. Whether you are exploring software systems to meet your needs or want to take a deeper dive to learn these systems hands-on, you’ll find this course will be a great learning experience. 

Required preparation: Working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Windows OS (10)

Recommended preparation: Understanding of basic drafting skills and blueprint reading is helpful


Section - COM2161-001

Program Hours: 56 hours total

28 hours for AutoCAD Essentials and 28 hours for Intro to BIM

Program Tuition Cost: $1,790/person

Software Development Program Track

Learning Python is a good way to start learning programming. It’s a comparatively easier language to learn, it’s portable and extensible, and is used in many areas such as data, AI, and web development. Once you learn one language, it’s easier to learn another and Java is recommended.

This track includes:

Online Programming Essentials in Python

How great would it be to write your own computer program? Or design a web or desktop application that millions of people could enjoy? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is the very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Cisco calls this the language of IoT.

 

Upon the completion of this course, with additional self-study participants will be prepared to take the PCAP – Certified Associate in Python programming from the Python Institute. PCAP is a professional certification that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the Python language and the fundamental notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming.

 

Hands-on labs enhance the learning process. Participants will have access to quizzes and assessments to learn to utilize the skills and knowledge gained from the course to interact with real-life programming tasks and situations.

 

Required preparation: No prior knowledge of programming is required, though you must be an experienced computer user. Must have access to a computer with Internet access to access the course materials and labs.  


Section - COM2148-002

Fundamentals of Java Programming, Level 1

Fundamentals of Java Programming, Level 1 is suited to people who have some programming experience. With this experience, you will benefit from the systematic approach to learning Java. The course starts with a conceptual understanding of Object Oriented Programming and helps you develop applications that solve business problems.

This is a hands-on course with emphasis on language fundamentals. Java is a general purpose programming language with a number of features that make the language well-suited for use on the World Wide Web. Topics include Java Language API (Application Programming Interface), Java classes, objects, and applications using the language. You will utilize hands-on labs and exercises to apply theories learned. At the end of the course, you will able to:

  • Implement, compile, test and run Java programs
  • Understand how to include arithmetic operators and constants in a Java program
  • Make use of members of classes found in the Java API (such as the Math, String class)
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ various types of selection constructs in a Java program
  • Employ a hierarchy of Java classes to provide a solution to a given set of requirements
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ repetition constructs in a Java program such as loop
  • Demonstrate the ability to use simple data structures like arrays in a Java program


Section - COM2028-015

Program Hours: 71.5 hours total

40 hours for Programming Essentials in Python and 31.5 hours for Fundamentals of Java Programming

Program Tuition Cost: $2,250/person

Data Analysis Program Track

Data analysis is a hot topic and this is a good place to get started. More courses will be added to this growing and important track.

This track includes:

SQL Basics

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the standard for Relational Database systems. A person with these skills can provide insights for enterprises with this skill. 

Build your foundation with this first course by learning the basics of SQL language. In this course, you will review the various methods for communicating with databases, read and write SQL commands, and learn the different ways to use SQL and its functionalities for data manipulation. This course will cover the two major components of SQL: Data Definition Language (DDL) to support the definition of database structure and establish control over access to data, and Data Manipulation Language (DML) to support retrieving and updates of data. 

This is a good course for beginners wanting to understand basic concepts of SQL languages. It can also be a starting point for people interested in data science, database management, solution architecture, or application development interfacing with datasets or databases. 

Recommended prep: Previous experience with programming, basic understanding of database functionality, ability to install a MySQL database


Section - COM2165-001

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)

Databases, organized repositories of information, have become indispensable in today's world. In this introductory course you will learn about relational databases and the basics of Structured Query Language (SQL) including sorting; grouping result sets; using DDL, DML, DCL, and TCL. All SQL statements will initially be written for one table. Most practical, modern and relational databases will include a large number of tables and SQL queries have to access information from several tables. This course will introduce you to querying more than one table. With this skill you will be able to query two or more tables in a database.

This is a hands-on course which will take you from installing SQL Server 2016 to learning the ins and outs of SQL Server Management Studio and of course a full dose of SQL. The course covers most of the requirements to take Microsoft's certification (98-364), the Microsoft Technology Associate. During each meeting, you will be assessed for your knowledge, competency and proficiency in SQL.


Section - COM2037-018

Introduction to Data Analysis

Introduction to Data Analysis sets a foundation for those interested in pursuing more advanced topics in data analysis.

Becoming a data analyst requires proficiency in several areas:

  • Data wrangling
  • Programming
  • Statistical methods
  • Machine learning
  • Data visualization

There is truly a vast amount of open data available to anyone who knows where to find it, but data is often found in a form that does not lend itself to analysis.

Data wrangling is the use of tools and techniques to transform unstructured data into structured data from which descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics can be derived. Business leaders depend on high-quality, real-time analytics to make informed business decisions. This "business intelligence" enables a company to differentiate itself from its competition, but high-quality, real-time analytics is the end game. One has to walk before they can run. Data analysts often point out that roughly 70% of their work involves data wrangling.

This course sets you on a successful path in data analysis by building a solid foundation. A course will follow that introduces learners to machine learning via Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio.

Recommended preparation: Algebra and basic statistics. No programming experience is required - the necessary R programming will be learned in the context of working with data sets.


Section - COM2082-013

Program Hours: 58 hours total

40 hours for Introduction to SQL and 18 hours for Introduction to Data Analysis

Program Tuition Cost: $3,340/person

Notes:

  • Courses can be taken together as a program or individually, dependent on need.
  • The cost of certification exams is not included in the course and can be added upon request.

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