FAQ New Horizons [nh:city]

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  1. How do I get started?
    Contact one of our Education Consultants!
    Jeff Coltman at jcoltman@nhworkforcesolutions.com or 651.900.7208 and
    Scott Ashby at sashby@nhworkforcesolutions.com or 651.900.7207
  2. When are classes offered?
    New Horizons offers classes in a variety of formats. Our two most popular are ILT and OLL.

    ILT: Our Instructor Led Training (ILT) takes place at our Eagan facility. ILT courses are held in a traditional classroom setting with our Applications Instructor, Tom!

    OLL: Online Live Courses (OLL) only differ from traditional classroom settings in the sense that your instructor is at a remote facility. You are able to ask questions, run labs, and hold discussion via a reliable internet connection, webcam, and microphone; all of which is available for use at our Eagan facility. If you are taking OLL courses at home it is recommended that you have a secure internet connection and dual monitors for optimal participation.

    ILT and OLL courses are typically held 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday; the number of days you have class is contingent on the types of courses you are taking. We also have Online Anytime (OLA) courses available that allow you to set your own training schedule and pace with the help of prerecorded lectures.
  3. What makes New Horizons different from other training providers?
    New Horizons is dedicated to providing Minnesota with an enhanced workforce through mission driven initiatives and Job Driven Training. You are not simply a ‘customer’ of New Horizons; you are student that will receive top notch training and the resources necessary to be successful in the IT industry from the moment you register to the moment you land your next career opportunity!
  4. Do I need prior IT knowledge to enroll?
    Prior knowledge is not required, but a high interest in the field is necessary. New Horizons students should also have a drive to succeed and be able to dedicate their time to studies and exams for the full duration of the class.
  5. Does New Horizons provide job placement assistance or internship opportunities?
    As New Horizons expands our training opportunities for Veterans and Dislocated Workers we are simultaneously leveraging current business relationships to open doors for our students. We have a dedicated staff working in the students’ favor to send job leads and notifications of opportunities; based on students’ performance and responsiveness, resumes are passed along to employers and references can be made on their behalf by New Horizons Staff. All alumni will continue to receive these leads upon completion of training.
  6. What kind of certifications are available via New Horizons training?
    New Horizons offers a wide range of certification possibilities. From Basic Microsoft Applications Packages, CompTIA, Cisco, and Adobe and many more, New Horizons will have what you are looking for. You can find an expanded list of available courses at our business facing website here: http://www.newhorizonsmn.com
  7. What do New Horizons programs cost?
    New Horizons training costs vary drastically depending on your chosen courses. Most trainings are designed to fit within Veteran and Dislocated Worker budgets. Speak with one of our Education Consultants today to see what you can expect!
  8. After I take courses, does New Horizons provide testing facilities?
    Yes! New Horizons is a certified testing facility so you are able to take exams across the hall from where you take courses!