Train for a new career in under two years!
Computer and Information Technology
LCCC offers many certificate training programs that help you learn new career skills in a hurry. The short-term training opportunities are perfect for those who want to train for a good job, but aren't able to commit to long-term education or training.
You may qualify to get help paying for your education! Financial aid opportunities are available for many of the short-term training programs listed here!
Individual Training Account (ITA)
An ITA is a voucher, issued by the Workforce Investment Board, to be used to pay for an eligible individual's training costs. Contact LCCC's Employment and Career Services office at 440-366-4076 for more information.
Credit vs. Non-Credit. What's the Difference?
The credit and non-credit programs both provide valuable job skills for a great career. Classes taken in credit programs, however, can often be used as a stepping stone toward an associate's or bachelor's degree.
Plus, credits earned for many of these programs can be applied to related LCCC associate's degree and LCCC University Partnership bachelor's degree programs.
See how you can turn a short-term commitment into long-term success for your employment and educational goals.
Short-Term Technical Certificates
Earn a certificate in one year or less. Coursework typically transfers into related one-year technical certificate and associate degree programs.
- A+ Certification (8 credits)
A+ certification is a widely accepted certification that demonstrates expert knowledge of hardware technologies.
- Computer Information Systems - Business IT Fundamentals (15/16 credits)
Prepares the certificate holder with the foundation of core IT basic knowledge and skills required to pursue additional education in various IT fields.
- Computer Information Systems - Network Administration (14 credits)
Provides the certificate holder a foundation in server administration in a Windows server environment. Areas of knowledge covered include but are not limited to: network infrastructure, active directory, server virtualization, server security, fault tolerance, video conferencing, data management and security storage networks.
- Computer Information Systems - Network Security Foundations (22 credits)
Provides the certificate holder knowledge in the broad range of skills and knowledge in network security. The completion of this certificate demonstrates knowledge of policy development, best practices, risk assessment, application of tools and known exploits.
- Computer Information Systems - Network Infrastructure Technologies/CCNA (12 credits)
Provides the certificate holder a foundation in the support and implementation of data communication networks. The certificate demonstrates that the student has developed an understanding and hands-on competence in local area wireless and wide-area network technologies which are deployed throughout the diversity of organizations.
- Computer Information Systems - Software Development Fundamentals (16 credits)
Prepares the student to develop business computer applications. Emphasis is placed on the very popular Microsoft.NET and JAVA development technologies.
- Computer Information Systems - Web Design Fundamentals (13 credits)
- Computer Information Systems - Web Programming Fundamentals (16 credits)
- Electronic Engineering Technology - Computer Maintenance and Networking (21 credits)
This program provides the student with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of installation, upgrading and maintaining personal computer systems and networks.
Geographic Information Systems (26 credits)
This short-term certificate will provide students preparation for work in geographic information systems venues.
One-Year Technical Certificates
Coursework typically takes one year to complete and transfers into the related associate degree program.
- Computer and Digital Forensics (35 credits)
Provides graduates with the skills necessary to enter careers in computer technology and digital forensics, and in the design, application, installation, operation, and maintenance of computers, networks, and other digital devices and associated equipment.
- Computer Maintenance and Networking (37 credits)
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to install, upgrade, and maintain personal computer systems and networks.
- Digital Forensics for Law Enforcement (32 credits)
Provides graduates the the skills necessary to enter careers that require knowledge and proper criminal investigative practices in digital forensics of computers, networks, digital devices, cyberspace, and associated equipment. Students are given comprehensive information and training in digital forensics and data recovery tools, practices, and proper criminal investigation practices.
- Industrial Computing Applications Specialist (35 credits)
Provides graduates with the skills necessary to design and implement software and hardware interfaces and networking of equipment with computers, computing devices and communication systems for a variety of industrial sectors including health care, law enforcement, manufacturing, logistics/transportation and other sectors.
- Information Systems Support (32/33 credits)
Graduates of this certificate program will enter the workforce with the skills to effectively provide technical and user application support to the non-technical work force.
- CCENT- (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician)
First 2 CCNA courses prepare you for entry level IT support, with emphasis in using Cisco products. First step toward CCNA. May be taken for college credit, CISS 151 and 152.
- CCNA- (Cisco Certified Network Administrator)
Gain skills that prepare you for IT support and Network administration in four semesters. May be taken for college credit. CISS 153 and 154.
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IT Fast Track
Information Systems Support with IT FastTrack (credit and non-credit)
In about 9 months, train to become an IT Support Specialist, Network Technician or Help Desk Representative. Computer support specialists provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users. They troubleshoot, interpret problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems. They answer telephone calls, analyze problems by using automated diagnostic programs, and resolve recurring difficulties.
- Earn college credit for certain courses which transfer to various associates and bachelors degree programs.
- Certification preparation in Comp Tia’s A+ and Network+ as well as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
- Training, books, materials, exam vouchers, and career coaching included.
- Job search strategies course to enhance career preparation.
If you are not interested in a college degree or certificate, these continuing education courses can provide new skills in a short time.
Information Technology Programs and Certifications (Online non-credit courses)
IT courses and certifications are offered online from vendors such as Microsoft, Comp Tia and more in programming, networking, help desk, security, application/web development and multi-media and graphic design.
SANS-Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling- GCIH 504-This course is targeted to IT security personnel who have responsibilities for incident handling, system administration or other personnel who are first responders when a system comes under attack. Learn hands-on how to find and prevent vulnerabilities before the “bad guys” do. Once the student has learned how to find vulnerabilities, they will be shown how to check for any intrusions, and then learn how to develop a comprehensive incident handling plan. Additionally, the course explores the legal issues associated with responding to computer attacks, including employee monitoring, working with law enforcement, and handling evidence. Complete details, course content and registration can be found at:http://www.sans.org/info/109889
Sans Security Essentials- SEC 401-Maximize your training time and turbo-charge your career in security by learning the full SANS Security Essentials curriculum needed to qualify for the GSEC certification. In this course you will learn the language and underlying theory of computer security. At the same time you will learn the essential, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills required for effective performance if you are given the responsibility for securing systems and/or organizations. This course meets both of the key promises SANS makes to students: (1) You will gain up-to-the-minute knowledge you can put into practice immediately upon returning to work; and, (2) You will be taught by the best security instructors in the industry. The course is targeted to security professionals who want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security, managers who want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts and anyone new to information security with some background in information systems and networking IAT Level II of the Department of Defense's Baseline Certification for 8570.
SPECIAL NOTE: This course is endorsed by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) NSTISSI 4013 Standard for Systems Administrators in Information Systems Security (INFOSEC).
Complete details, course content and registration can be found at:http://www.sans.org/info/109894
A special price for each training is being offered as a part of the College's partnership with SANS for $3240 which includes the exam. Register by September 4 for this rate!
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Project Management Training: Core Tools for Successful Project Management, Certificate in Applied Project Management (PMP), Exam Preparation for PMP, Project Management for Manager- Midpoint Campus Center only- For full course details go to www.lorainccc.edu/projmgmt.
Click here for admissions and registration information. We're here to help you decide which short-term program will get you where you want to go. Continuing education (non-credit) information: email@example.com. 440-366-7405.