Business Information Technology
The demand for technology professionals continues to rise and remains one of the fastest growing career fields. These days, the typical IT worker isn't necessarily a technology guru, but rather a generalist who finds careers in a wide variety of fields ranging from health care to finance. Employers are increasingly expressing that they don’t want employees with just computer knowledge; they want employees who use computer know-how to solve problems. In these training tracks, you will learn the leading edge technology skills that offer employers solutions to their everyday business needs.
Information Analytics focuses on the technology tools used by businesses to collect, manipulate, analyze, and report on various raw data sets. This track will prepare an individual for work using Business Intelligence applications and tools. Sample course curriculum for Business Intelligence training (pdf)
This class will be offered again in the fall of 2014. Please check back for updates regarding application period and class start date.
Infrastructure Management focuses on the mechanical technology tools used in developing and maintaining hardware connections of various computing systems. This track covers the two main components of infrastructure: network and security. (pdf)
The application process for the March 25 class has ended. However, this track will be offered again later in 2014. Please check back for updates regarding application period and class start date.
Application Development focuses on technology tools used in the creation and maintenance of software applications to be used on the Internet or business operational cycle. This track is composed of two subcategories: software and web development.
This class will be offered in 2014 and course details will be available soon. Please check back for updates regarding application period and class start date.
"My training directly translated to employment in the IT field. I wouldn't have had a chance of getting the job I have now without the REACH IT scholarship I received." Jim Huyck, Business Intelligence/Data Analyst Track. Read more about Jim's experience with the REACH IT program.
To be eligible for the REACH IT program, applicants must:
- be unemployed or underemployed (definition of underemployed: has not found a job that provides comparable responsibility and pay to previous position or is working part-time when full-time employment is desired);
- be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship;
- have a minimum of a two-year college/technical degree;
- have a minimum of two years of work experience;
- possess basic computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and navigating the Internet;
- have no outstanding balance at CPCC.
- Additional eligibility requirements may apply to a specific program area or training track. Please review course description PDFs for detailed information; these PDF documents can be found next to each track description.
- Only one REACH IT scholarship can be awarded to any individual.