• Information Technology (IT) Careers
    We can help you prepare for a future career in the Information Technology (IT) field. Students may begin this free course at any time and certification tests are offered onsite. Check the class schedule for class times. 
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    We start with computer skills development using the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment. The program then focuses on training for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate is earned when passing any three Certiport assessments.
     
    After earning the MOS certificate, we will cover curriculum that prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification. This certificate will qualify students to work in the IT field as Tier 1 Helpdesk Support Professionals. There are also credit articulations with Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Century College for these classes. 
     
    CompTIA A+ Curriculum includes:
    • Operating system installation & upgrading
    • Installing & imaging virtual machines
    • Data storage
    • Peripheral devices
    • Safety & maintenance
    • Assembly & disassembly of hardware
    • Computer networks
    • Internet security
    • Troubleshooting