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 Interest Form

To get started, please complete our IT Training Interest Form. After doing so, someone from our Goodwill University team will reach out to you with next steps.

Important deadlines: To be considered for the first cohort of our IT Training classes, which will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020, you would have had to complete the above interest form by Monday, December 30, 2019. To be considered for the second cohort of our IT Training classes, which will begin on Monday, July 6, 2020, you must complete the above interest form by Friday, May 29, 2020.

IT Training Programs

1. JAVA Full Stack Developer

This course is taught in partnership with Carolina Softech and is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to become a full-stack web developer.

2020 Start Dates: Monday, February 3 and Monday, July 6

Course Length: 12 weeks

Course Timing: Three classes during the week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. and class on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Course Delivery: Classroom

Job Title Examples: Jr. Java Developer, Java Developer, Jr. Software Developer, Software Developer, Application Developer, Java Full Stack Developer

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma
  • Pass IBM assessment for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and typing

2. SQL Server

This course is taught in partnership with Carolina Softech and is aimed at teaching students about the Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most popular Relational Database Managements Systems (RDBMS) used in the Microsoft universe.

2020 Start Dates: Monday, February 3 and Monday, July 6

Course Length: 12 weeks

Course Timing: Three classes during the week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. and class on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Course Delivery: Classroom

Job Title Examples: Business Analyst, SQL Developer, Quality Assurance Tester, Quality Assurance Analyst, Data Analyst

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma
  • Pass IBM assessment for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and typing

3. System Analysts

This course is taught in partnership with Carolina Softech and will prepare students to understand, analyze and enhance the quality of technological products and services. 

2020 Start Dates: Monday, February 3 and Monday, July 6

Course Length: 10 weeks

Course Timing: Two classes during the week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and class on Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Course Delivery: Classroom

Job Title Examples: Product Assurance Engineer, Business Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Tester

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Pass IBM assessment for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and typing

4. Technical Support

This is a training program developed by Google to help people start a new career in the IT field. IT support is all about troubleshooting, problem solving and providing great customer service along the way.

2020 Start Dates: Monday, February 3 and Monday, July 6

Course Timing: Three classes during the week from 6 – 9 p.m.

Course Delivery: Classroom

Job Title Examples: IT Support, Help Desk, IT Call Center, IT Specialist, Cloud Support, Technical Support, Desktop Support

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma
  • Pass IBM assessment for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and typing

    5. 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

    Course Length: 8 weeks

    Course Timing: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

    Course Delivery: Classroom

    Qualifications: 

    • High school diploma or GED
    • 18 years or older
    • Permission to work in the U.S.
    • Must be able to commit to eight weeks of full-time learning

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

    For more information, please call (704) 372-3434 or fill out the form below.

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