Expanding Knowledge in Existing and Emerging Computer Technologies


 

Continuing Education (Day or Evening)


 

Call our Registrar, Jennifer Harkleroad, at (724) 845-5100                          to schedule a class.

Ask about our customized classes that teach you what you want to learn, when you want to learn it!!  You pick the topics and the time!

Microsoft Certification Programs (Day or Evening)

 

The following day and evening Technical Education seminars are design to be practical and useful with plenty of hands-on laboratory exercises.

All are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers.

  

Installing, Configuring and Supporting Windows 2008 Server with Active Directory

Duration:      32 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)
or 4 consecutive days.   

Cost:             $1,295 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This course provides the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, support, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 2008 Server in both a stand-alone and networked environment. This course is intended for students that have a detailed knowledge of personal computers and Windows XP/7.

Prerequisite: Experience using Windows XP or 7.

 

Installing, Configuring and Supporting Windows 7

Duration:      32 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)
or 4 consecutive days.   

Cost:             $1,295 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This course provides the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, support, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 7 in both a stand-alone and networked environment.

Prerequisite: None.

 

Installing, Configuring and Supporting Red Hat Linux

Duration:      8 weeks, 24 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)
or 4 consecutive days.   

Cost:             $995 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This hands-on course is designed to present the skills and knowledge necessary to configure, administer and support the UNIX Operating System.  The course will focus on Red Hat Linux, however comparisons to other UNIX flavors will be drawn where appropriate.  The student will study installation methods, user management, system security, as well as other UNIX essentials.

Prerequisite: Windows XP Basics and Intermediate or equivalent experience. 

 

A+ Computer Technician

Duration:      52 weeks, 208 hours (meets 4 hours per week, day or evening)

Cost:             $6,200 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This program is designed to prepare the student for a career as a service technician in the PC industry.  The program is intended to provide the basic skills, responsibilities and tasks required for a service technician to perform in a technical service environment.  The program will also prepare the student to pass the A+ Certification Examination, thereby increasing their employment opportunities. 

Prerequisite: Experience using Windows  or the program Home Computer Repair and Maintenance

 

Programming with Visual Basic.NET

Duration:      6 weeks, 18 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)
or 3 consecutive days

Cost:             $749 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This program is intended to provide the knowledge and skills needed to write Windows-based applications using the Visual Basic programming language.  The course introduces the student to the Visual Basic programming language and two of its innovative techniques: Object-oriented programming and Event-driven programming.  The student will learn about the forms, controls, naming conventions, and variables and will be assigned programming projects throughout the program. 

Prerequisite: Experience using a Windows operating system.

 

Home Computer Repair and Maintenance

Duration:      8 weeks, 24 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)

Cost:             $995 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This program is designed to provide both the theory and hands-on experience necessary to troubleshoot, repair and maintain a personal computer in a stand-alone environment.

Prerequisite: Windows XP/7 basicsor equivalent experience.

  

Networking and Security for the Home Computer

Duration:      6 weeks, 18 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)

Cost:             $695 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This program is designed to provide both the theory and hands-on experience necessary to network home computers, share resources and share Internet connectivity under a secure environment.  The program will address ways to secure your computer against hackers and viruses, as well as protecting sensitive personal information.

Prerequisite: Windows XP/7 basics or equivalent experience.

 

Introduction to Digital Systems

Duration:      8 weeks, 24 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)

Cost:             $895 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    This hands-on course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to understand the principles and techniques of modern digital systems.  The course will prepare the student for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The student will be introduced to digital number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic circuits, flip-flops, digital circuits, counters and registers. 

Prerequisite: None.

 

Programmable Logic Controllers

Duration:      8 weeks, 24 hours (meets 3 hours per week, day or evening)
or 4 consecutive days.   

Cost:             $1,440 (Includes all training materials)

Objective:    The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) course will teach students fundamentals of programming, installation and use, troubleshooting, and networking of industrial grade, state-of-the-art PLCs. Programming instruction will be based on standard ladder logic concepts and will cover the use of relay logic for I/O and memory control; applications of timers, counters, and sequencers; and the effective use of program flow control instructions to manage PLC operations. Data manipulation using standard digital and arithmetic programming instructions will also be covered. Concepts in analog data I/O and advanced programming methods will be introduced. Class room instructions will be supported by laboratory activities in which students will use PLCs to perform typical industrial control functions.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of electrical components and electrical theory.

 

 
   

    

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