In today’s workplace, technology and digital skills are highly valuable. Whether you want to learn how to develop a website, how to digitally manage data or how to assemble and disassemble computer hardware, there’s no better way to invest in yourself than by learning valuable technological skills with our free IT Training programs. These programs are designed to launch your IT career and make you more marketable to employers.

IT Training Application 

To get started, you must complete our IT Training application. This application will be open during the following time frames only:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Our Current IT Training Programs

1. Quality Assurance Engineering

This course, taught in partnership with Carolina Softech, will allow students to understand various concepts of Quality Assurance Testing. The QA Training course aims at providing you with hands-on practice and projects coupled with the theoretical knowledge. You will learn manual and automation skills, and will be able to master different testing options. You will not only learn the software testing lifecycle but will also learn project management methodologies of SDLC, such as the Waterfall and Agile models. You will be able to deploy and run various types of tests for both mobile and web services, troubleshoot quality control lacks and more. You will be able to concentrate on the quality of the product/service you would be providing to your customers during or after the implementation of software, and you will learn how to deliver services that are in-demand throughout various industries.

Next Start Date: TBD

Course Length: 18 weeks

Course Delivery: Blended

When: For weeks 1 – 8, class meets in person once a week on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (depending on what works best for your schedule) and the rest is online. For weeks 9 – 18, class meets in person twice a week on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., and the rest is online.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be able to commit to 18 weeks of blended learning

Certificates Received Upon Completion: Capstone project to add to your portfolio

2. Salesforce Administration

This Salesforce training course teaches participants to analyze and manage an organization’s operations in the Salesforce CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database. In this Salesforce certification training course, students will learn to manage users, data and security; maintain and customize Sales Cloud and Service Cloud applications; and build reports, dashboards and workflows. This course will be taught by a seasoned Salesforce administrator and consultant.

Next Start Date: TBD

Course Length: 18 weeks

Course Delivery: Blended

When: For weeks 1 – 8, class meets in person once a week on Mondays from 9 – 11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (depending on what works best for your schedule) and the rest is online. For weeks 9 – 18, class meets in person twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m., and the rest is online.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Typing: 25 words per minute
  • Ability to be seated for more than one hour in front of a computer screen
  • Familiarity with the Cloud and Salesforce is a plus

Certificates Received Upon Completion: Salesforce Certified Administrator

3. Web Development 

This free web development training course, taught in partnership with Mission Code, will be taught using a delivery-based curriculum. Students will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL and how to create a website with a due date for business partners. Students can expect to have a finished product, be able to demonstrate their development methodology, and articulate their role within their project teams. 

Next Start Date: TBD

Course Length: 21 weeks

Course Delivery: Blended

When: For weeks 1 – 8, class meets in person once a week on Tuesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (depending on what works best for your schedule) and the rest is online. For weeks 9 – 21, class meets in person twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and the rest is online.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to prioritize work and adjust to rapidly changing requirements and demands
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, document management and team leadership skills
  • Strong technical aptitude, comfort with integrations and writing out business requirements for IT
  • Strong Windows Operating Systems/Microsoft Office skills
  • Typing: more than 25 words per minute

Certificates Received Upon Completion: Capstone project to serve as portfolio addition

4. IT-Ready: CompTIA A+/Help Desk Support

This free help desk training course, taught in partnership with Creating IT Futures and sponsored by TEKsystems, teaches participants about installing and upgrading operating systems, installing and imaging virtual machines, data storage, peripheral devices, safety and maintenance, assembly and disassembly of hardware, computer networking, Internet security and troubleshooting. Participants who enroll in our classroom-based help desk training program learn material to help them successfully pass both parts of the CompTIA A+ certification exam. 

The enrollment process for the CompTIA A+ course is different than our other IT Training courses. To enroll in this course, complete the online application at www.creatingITfutures.org

2019 Start Dates: 

  • Monday, September 23, 2019

Course Length: 8 weeks

Course Delivery: Classroom

When: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be able to commit to eight weeks of full-time learning

Certificates Received Upon Completion: CompTIA A+ (upon passing 901 & 902 exams)      

IT Training Information Sessions

Free information sessions are the best way to learn more about our IT Training programs. Hear details and ask questions about our courses, steps for admission and other services available. Goodwill University is currently scheduling the dates and times for their 2020 IT Training Info Sessions. Once those dates and times have been determined, we will update this web page with that information.

 

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