Computer and Information Technology Careers

Train for a new career in under two years!

Computer and Information Technology

    
Financial Aid
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.
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.

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)
    Prepares the student to develop simple web sites. The topics in the coursework include: HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Server Side Scripting Languages (PHP, ASP.NET or equivalent), Web 2.0 technologies - such as AJAX Basic Programming Logic, Basic Web Design Principles, Basic Flash Animation, Basic Image Editing, Basic Audio Editing and Basic Video Editing.
  • Computer Information Systems - Web Programming Fundamentals (16 credits)
    Prepares the student to develop web sites, including Database Driven Websites. The topics in the coursework include: HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScripts, Server Side Scripting Languages (PHP, ASP.NET or equivalent), Database Design, SQL, creation of Database Driven Websites, Web 2.0 technologies - such as AJAX, Basic Programming Logic, Basic Web Design Principles, Basic Flash Animation, Basic Image Editing, Basic Audio Editing and Basic Video Editing.
  • 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. 

Cisco Programs

  • 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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