Start the New Year with a new career in the growing information technology industry! Trocaire College has announced its latest IT course offerings, designed to prepare students for both entry-level and advanced help desk and tech support positions.
“IT skills are in demand, and Western New York employers are hiring now for qualified candidates,” said Dan Neville, associate dean and director of the Trocaire Technology Institute. “You don’t have to be a computer whiz or math guru to work in IT; it’s about having a willingness to learn and problem solve. Both of Trocaire’s IT courses help to lay the foundation and provide the basic skills needed to start a new career in IT.”
Beginning Feb. 15, Trocaire’s IT Career Jump Start program is a 12-week online, instructor-led program that covers basic internet security, foundational IT concepts and terminology and in-depth training in the skills necessary for a help desk or tech support position. Qualified candidates may also receive additional work-readiness skills training in partnership with 716 Ministries and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Jump Start funding is available for qualified applicants through the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium.
The 36-week IT Career Reboot program is also an online, instructor-led program designed for someone with little to no experience in information technology. Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Beginning March 1, the initial 12 weeks provides the basics covered in Trocaire’s Jump Start program, but then builds on the introductory skills exploring operating systems, cloud technologies and networking along with server operations, Linux and the foundations of computer security. As students progress through the program, they will have the opportunity to earn multiple industry certifications from CompTIA and others.
In addition, students who earn certifications may apply to convert them to college credit in Trocaire’s AAS cybersecurity degree.