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 including Microsoft SQL, SSRS, and self-service business intelligence using Excel. Full course curriculum for the Business Intelligence Data/Report Analyst track (pdf)
Applications will be accepted Nov 18 - Dec 13. Classes begin Feb 10, 2014 (Mon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tues – Thurs from 6:30 to 10 p.m.). Click to apply for the Business Intelligence Data/Report Analyst track.
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.
Course details will be available in late January. Applications will be accepted Jan 13 - Feb 7. Classes begin March 25, 2014.
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.
Course details will be available after Dec 15. Applications will be accepted Feb 17 - Mar 14. Classes begin April 29, 2014.
"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 (appropriate IT and/or Health IT certifications may be required for specific training tracks);
- have a minimum of two years of experience (more experience may be required for specific training tracks), plus,
- have a wide range of backgrounds;
- have either IT and/or health care experience if applying for Health IT programs;
- possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and using the Internet;
- have no outstanding balance at CPCC.
Please note: Only one scholarship can be awarded to any eligible individual.