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Computer Applications

These courses and workshops will broaden your personal and professional skillset!

Comp BootcampCOMPUTER BOOTCAMP

This 8-hour course is ideal for the beginning computer user. It will give you the foundation for working on a Microsoft Windows-based personal computer or laptop. Students will learn the basics of computer hardware and software, how to navigate the desktop, Internet search strategies, file management, and Blackboard. Students will become familiar with the Windows operating system, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Course activities include drafting emails, creating a flyer, creating a chart, creating a slideshow, as well as class discussions and collaborations.

Spring 2023 Schedule  – CRN#1609

  • Instructor: Donna Guillot
  • Instructional Method: TRAD – These classes will be held on campus.
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Dates: 3/27/23-04/5/23
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $279
  • Registration deadline: 3/21/23

 


Register today!

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone 
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy 
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

WordWord Basics

Gain a basic understanding of Microsoft Word in this 6-hour course that utilizes Office 365. Students will learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, including navigating the software ribbons, creating, saving, and editing basic documents including letters, flyers and reports.  Students should have some fundamental keyboarding skills.

Spring 2023 Schedule – CRN#1610

  • Instructor: Donna Guillot
  • Method: TRAD – This course will be held on campus.
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Dates 4/17/2023 – 4/24/2023
  • Time:  4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $199
  • Registration deadline: 4/17/2023

Register Today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person 
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone 
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy 
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Excel WorkshopsEXCEL BASICS

Gain a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel in this 6-hour course that utilizes Office 365. Students will learn the basic features of Excel, including creating, saving, and editing basic spreadsheets. Basic formulas and functions will be introduced, but basic formatting will be the focus.

Spring 2023 Schedule – CRN#1611

  • Instructor: Donna Guillot
  • Instructional Method: TRAD – This course is held on campus
  • Dates: Monday, Wednesday,
  • Days: 05/01/2023 – 05/08/2023
  • Time:  4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $199
  • Registration deadline: 4/24/2023

Register today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person 
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone 
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy 
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Excel WorkshopsEXCEL: BEYOND THE BASICS

Explore Excel’s intermediate-level features in this 6-hour course. Students will create and work with charts, functions, conditional formatting, and sorting. The course will also focus on tips and tricks to ensure your spreadsheet looks great for that next meeting or presentation.

Spring 2023 Schedule – CRN#1612

  • Instructor: Donna Guillot
  • Instructional Method: TRAD – This class is held on campus.
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Dates: 05/15/2023 – 5/22/2023
  • Time:  4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $199
  • Registration deadline: 5/8/2023

Register today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person 
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone 
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy 
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

About CareerConneCT

CareerConneCT provides training needed for high-demand, high-quality careers in Connecticut. Whether you’re looking to get back into the workforce, advance your career, start a new career, or get your first job. CareerConneCT offers skilling, reskilling, and upskilling in growing industries. Depending upon your needs and interests, you can participate in certificate training programs and earn industry-recognized credentials in as little as 5 to 12 weeks and get connected to employers ready to hire you right away!

To get started, you will need to complete 3 simple steps:

  1. Create an account on the CareerConneCT portal and complete the intake form
  2. Complete a brief skills inventory
  3. Work with your assigned CareerConneCT coach to enroll in a training program that is right for you

Career ConneCT is funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding allocated to the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS). Additional information regarding Career ConnCT can be found on their FAQ page.


IT Support Certificate

The IT Support Certificate is designed to give learners the skills they need for an entry-level IT role. The certificate course teaches skills including how to build a computer and install an operating system, system administration and security, networking, and troubleshooting. This certificate is composed five classes that work in progression from beginner level to advanced level. Participants that take this certificate will also earn five individual industry recognized certificates in addition to the overall IT Support Certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn how to use the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
  • Students will achieve an intermediate level of understanding on all five applications. Students will be tested on each application to ensure their understanding of each application.
  • The A+ certification validates understanding of the most common hardware and software.
  • The general skills and knowledge required to support complex IT infrastructures.
  • Knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless network configuration.

Required Courses:

  • IT Support Certificate
  • Prerequisite: IT Bootcamp
  • Google IT Support Certificate (Beginner)
  • CompTIA A+ Certification (Beginner)
  • CompTIA Network + Certification (Beginner)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Beginner)
  • AWS Cloud Foundations Certification (Beginner)

CareerConneCT IT Track: Web Developer Certificate

A Web Developer is responsible for ensuring websites look good and function properly. Web developers collaborate with website and graphic designers, monitor website traffic, troubleshoot website problems when they arise, and update websites as necessary. These classes are offered in a progression from beginner to advanced level which will also enable participants to earn four individual industry recognized certificates in addition to the overall Web Developer Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn HTML programming for the web
  • Students will learn Cascading Style Sheet formatting.
  • Students will learn some of the most popular web tools such as WordPress and Wix
  • More advanced topics such as CMS and Building Dynamic Websites will also be covered.
  • Students will demonstrate their proficiency by maintaining their own portfolio.
  • Basic Language Elements
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Web Application Basics
  • Utility Methods for Arrays, Observable and Observer Objects, Date & Times, Using Scanner Regular Expression,
  • GUI Programming
  • Introduction to JDBC, JDBC Drivers & Architecture, CRUD operation Using JDBC, Connecting to non-conventional Databases.
  • Java Server Technologies

Required Courses:

  • Prerequisite: IT Bootcamp
  • Web Design
  • Internal CCC Certificate
  • Google Data Analytics Certificate
  • Google UX Design Certificate
  • JAVA
  • PHP/MYSQL

CareerConneCT IT Track: Information Security Certificate

A security certificate is used to provide the security level of a website to general visitors, Internet service providers (ISPs) and Web servers. A security certificate is also known as a digital certificate and as a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate. These classes are offered in a progression from beginner to advanced level which will also enable participants to earn six individual industry recognized certificates in addition to the overall Information Security Certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identifying the fundamental concepts of computer security
  • Security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Manage data, Applications, and Host Security
  • Implement Network Security
  • Manage Certificates
  • Identify and Implement Compliance and operational security measures
  • Manage Risk, Troubleshoot and manage Security Incidents
  • Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery

Required Courses

  • Prerequisite: IT Bootcamp
  •  Google IT Support Certificate (Beginner)
  • CompTIA A+ Certification (Beginner)
  • CompTIA Network + Certification (Beginner)
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (isc2.org)

CareerConneCT IT Track: Network & Cloud Certification

This certification is intended for individuals with five years of hands-on experience architecting and implementing network solutions. Candidates should have experience with AWS security best practices, AWS storage options, and AWS networking, have knowledge of advanced networking architectures and interconnectivity options, and be able to design, implement and optimize global, cloud networks. These classes are offered in a progression from beginner to advanced level which will also enable participants to earn four individual industry recognized certificates in addition to the overall Network and Cloud Certification.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Able to build solutions for account security,
  • Monitoring, automation
  • Understanding of AWS services like AWS Lambda, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, and more.

Required courses:

  • AWS Cloud Foundations Certification
  • AWS Cloud Architecture Certification
  • AWS Cloud Operations Certification
  • AWS Cloud Developer Certification

 

CareerConneCT – Start on Your Path!

Get started by determining your eligibility for for CareerConneCT, visit the CareerConneCT portal to start on your path!

Contact Us

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

workforcedevelopment@qvcc.edu

860.932.4005