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Career Programs at New Horizons

Career-Focused Training Programs
Building Valuable Professional Skills

The Right Program for You

Whether you are new to Information Technology or experienced and looking to advance your career, we have the program to fit your needs. Our programs are designed to prepare you for real-world skills that employers are looking for today.

Mission: We empower our students and enable their professional career success in our community and in our workforce by providing a high quality career training and educational experience.
WE SUPPORT OUR MISSION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:
  • Providing a high quality career training and educational experience to our students
  • Continuous evaluation of the educational experience and our programs in order to be responsive to changes in our workforce, economy, and communities
  • Integrating leading-edge information technology into teaching, learning, and school management
  • Providing high quality professional career opportunities for our students, faculty and staff
  • Supporting networking opportunities for faculty, staff, and students in order to promote high job placements into the community and workforce.

Available Career Programs

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Getting Started with IT

Program hours: 120 hours
Program cost: $7,425


In this program students will learn the basic principles and techniques of providing PC, mobile, applications, and network support. Learn how to identify computer hardware and software, setting up a workstation, supporting users, configuring wireless devices, installing and configuring operating systems, configuring and troubleshooting networks, working with printers, troubleshooting laptops, supporting mobile devices, virtualization and security.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Help Desk
  • Service Desk
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer User Specialist

IT Fundamentals Core

Program hours: 56 hours
Program cost: $3,834


In this program students will learn the basic principles and techniques of providing PC, mobile, applications, and network support. Learn how to identify computer hardware and software, setting up a workstation, supporting users, configuring wireless devices, cloud concepts, security, privacy, Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Help Desk
  • Service Desk
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer User Specialist

Advanced Security Professional

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $7,290


The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential is the most trusted ethical hacking certification and accomplishment rec-ommended by employers globally. It is the most desired information security certification and represents one of the fastest-growing cyber credentials required by critical infrastructure and essential service providers. Since the introduc-tion of CEH in 2003, it is recognized as a standard within the information security community. CEH v11 continues to in-troduce the latest hacking techniques and the most advanced hacking tools and exploits used by hackers and infor-mation security professionals today. The Five Phases of Ethical Hacking and the original core mission of CEH remain val-id and relevant today: “To beat a hacker, you need to think like a hacker. CISSP is the premier certification for today’s information systems security professional. It remains the premier certification because the sponsoring organization, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 ®, regularly updates the test by using subject matter experts (SMEs) to make sure the material and the questions are relevant in today’s security envi-ronment. By defining eight security domains that comprise a CBK, industry standards for the information systems se-curity professional have been established. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you master the eight CISSP domains and ensure your credibility and success within the information systems security field.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Architect

AWS Associate

Program hours: 36 hours
Program cost: $2,786


This program is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing. This program shows you the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. You learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS ser-vices and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Cloud Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Technical Architect

Azure Core Program

Program hours: 272 hours
Program cost: $22,395


This program builds a foundation with core skills of hardware, networking and security. Next you build knowledge of oper-ating systems using Windows 10. Finally you will learn how to administer Microsoft Azure

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Azure Administrator

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $6,545


This program provides foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support. Then you will learn fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Finally you will learn how to manage Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identi-ties, and monitor your solution.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

CompTIA Network+ or equivalent knowledge. Active Directory

Career Focus
  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Azure Architect

Program hours: 32 hours
Program cost: $4,820


Students will learn the different technologies used in the Azure Architect job role.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

Azure Administrator

Career Focus
  • Azure Architect
  • Azure Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Cisco Networking Associate

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $3,416


You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The program covers config-uring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The program also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. This program helps you prepare to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam to earn CCNA certification.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Engineer

CompTIA A+ Technician

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. In the CompTIA Cloud+ course, you will learn how to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


You will learn how to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to pre-pare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduc-tion to the field.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • IT Security Specialist
  • System Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Professional (2-5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)

Program hours: 120 hours
Program cost: $7,425


In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, trouble-shoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

In Network+, you will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • System Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS) Fast Track

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating sys-tems.

In Network+, you will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology.

The CompTIA Linux+ builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • PC/Network Support
  • Network Technician
  • Linux System Administrator
  • Professional (2–5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. CompTIA Server+ presents the next tier of skills & concepts students will use when admin-istering any type of network server.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Server Administrator
  • PC/Network Support
  • Network Technician

CompTIA Network+ Technician

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $2,228


The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks. CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. 

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Technician

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)

Program hours: 160 hours
Program cost: $9,900


In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS) Fast Track

Program hours: 120 hours
Program cost: $7,425


In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Systems Support
  • PC/Network Support
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • PC Field Technician

CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)

Program hours: 120 hours
Program cost: $8,245


After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

The CySA+ course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents.

In the CASP+ course you will apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement sustainable security solutions that map to organizational strategies; translate business needs into security requirements; support IT governance and risk management; architect security for hosts, networks, and software; respond to security incidents; and more.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst

CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

The CySA+ course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Professional (2-5 years of IT experience)

CompTIA Security+ Technician

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $2,228


After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst

CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $4,455


In CompTIA A+, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

The CompTIA Linux+ builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with the Linux operating system to present fundamental skills and concepts.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus

Specialist (early career IT professionals with 0-2 years of experience)

Data Analytics

Program hours: 72 hours
Program cost: $4,361


This program includes analysis of data using Excel, SQL and Power BI. Courses included: Excel 2019 Part 1-3, Excel 2016/2019 Data Analysis with PivotTables and PowerPivot, SQL Querying Fundamentals Part 1-2 and Analyzing Data with Power BI

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Information Security

Program hours: 240 hours
Program cost: $18,510


Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increase.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

IT Technician (A+/Net+)

Career Focus
  • Information Security Analyst

ITIL® Foundation Professional

Program hours: 16 hours
Program cost: $1,796


ITIL® is the world’s leading best practice framework for implementing IT Service Management. ITIL version 4 introduces IT Service Management through the lens of a Service Value System (SVS), which provides a holistic end-to-end view of how to successfully contribute to business value, and also how to leverage concepts from models such as Lean IT, Agile, DevOps and Organizational Change Management. This foundational course immerses you in the guiding principles, dimensions, and practices of ITIL®.

Included Courses:

ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark AXELOS Limited used, under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Service Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Program hours: 32 hours
Program cost: $2,520


The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a powerful, proven method of improving business efficiency and effectiveness.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Process Improvement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business/Performance Analyst
  • Quality Engineer

Microsoft 365 Core Program

Program hours: 328 hours
Program cost: $24,000


This program builds a foundation with core skills of hardware, networking and security. You will start by building knowledge of operating systems using Windows 10. You will learn about cloud fundamentals, including an overview of cloud computing and specifically Microsoft cloud services. You will be introduced to Microsoft Azure, and you will examine the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Next you will gain fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Then you will learn key elements of Microsoft 365 Identity job role. Finally, you will learn about security management, compliance management, and device management in an enterprise and learn the specific job role task of a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Microsoft 365 Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator

Program hours: 88 hours
Program cost: $9,520


You will begin by learning about cloud fundamentals, including an overview of cloud computing and specifically Microsoft cloud services. You will be introduced to Microsoft Azure, and you will examine the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Next you will gain fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Then students will learn key elements of Microsoft 365 Identity job role. Finally, you will learn about security management, com-pliance management, and device management in an enterprise and learn the specific job role task of a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

Network+ or equivalent knowledge, Windows server/client administration

Career Focus
  • Microsoft 365 Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator

Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $5,950


The Installing and Configuring Windows 10 course is for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desk-tops, devices, users and associated network and security resources. It is also intended for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations.

The Deploying and Managing Windows 10 course is for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 10 desktop and application deployments and managing the cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprise organizations.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Enterprise Desktop Support
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • Computer Specialist
  • Lead Desktop Support Technician
  • Device Support Technician

Microsoft Office

Program hours: 80 hours
Program cost: $1,995


Perform duties requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Office Assistant
  • Administrator Clerk
  • Office Clerk
  • Real Estate Clerk

Project Management

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $2,696


The program begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions needed to plan and man-age a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress. Instructed by real-world PMP® certified practitioners and includes the most current guide, plus a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using PMI® terminology.

Included Courses:

Project Management Professional (PMP)® is a registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Program Manager

SQL Basic

Program hours: 16 hours
Program cost: $891


This program will teach you to use SQL as a tool to retrieve the information you need from databases. You will learn how to identify and use advanced querying techniques. You might find that you need to modify the struc-ture of a table; inserting, updating, deleting data, and indexing tables to optimize query performance.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • Support Analyst
  • Product Analyst
  • Associate Analyst

VMware Data Center Virtualization

Program hours: 40 hours
Program cost: $3,825


This program features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®. This program prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This is the foundation for most of the other VMware tech-nologies in the software-defined data center.

Included Courses:
Prerequisites

None

Career Focus
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Storage Engineer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator

Why Career Training at New Horizons?

New Horizons offers an extensive selection of vendor-authorized training and certifications for top technology providers, such as Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. In fact, we are Microsoft's largest training provider—delivering more than 40% of all authorized MS training worldwide.

CERTIFICATION PREP COURSES

Earning a professional certification in your field can open doors to new opportunities. In fact, the majority of employers (66%) are open to hiring someone with a professional certification in lieu of a bachelor's degree. Our career advancement programs set you on the path to certification with prep courses designed to help you ace your exam.