AACC Expands Cyber and IT Training with New Horizons Partnership
Friday, September 4, 2015
Posted by: Megan Mann
Students Can Access Courses via Instructor-Led Virtual Format
People interested in updating their information technology, technology applications and cybersecurity knowledge, skills and abilities have a new way to access those courses through a partnership between Anne Arundel Community College’s School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
Most courses are geared toward professionals either in – or hoping to enter – the information technology industry. New Horizons was chosen because it offers an extensive selection of technology-based training and certifications, such as Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Project Management, Red Hat, Six Sigma, and VMware. In addition, students can learn a variety of topics such as Microsoft Office applications, Adobe products, Google AdWords, Crystal Reports, and Quickbooks. Courses are also offered in areas including web design and development, database administration and programming.
Courses are taught through Online LIVE (OLL) training, which includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs. With OLL, students take classes led by instructors through an online platform and have the ability to interact in real time with the instructor and fellow students while the class is underway – just as in a face-to-face class. Individual students may enroll in courses through regular open enrollment with the Cyber and Technology Training department. Organizations can take advantage of contract training options through the Center for Workforce Solutions.
The partnership allows AACC to meet the training needs of students in an array of subjects that were unavailable. The range of courses includes applications, industry certification exam preparation and information technology, as well as more business-oriented courses, including project management and business skills.
For a list of courses and schedule, visit http://www.aacc.edu/it. To register, visit http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit.
New Horizons CLC Company Overview
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is the world's largest independent IT training company with more than 300 locations in 70 countries. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Inc. is a subsidiary of New Horizons Worldwide Inc. New Horizons operates as a franchise model to support the worldwide expansion of their training centers. New Horizons provides instruction in the use of personal computers, computer software and business skills. New Horizons offers vendor-authorized training and certifications for Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and VMware. Training methods include instructor-led courses, both in person and online, as well as self-directed labs.
Many students attend with the support of their employers as part of corporate training programs. New Horizons also caters to individual students looking to change or advance their careers, providing certification and job placement assistance. Get acquainted with us, by visiting: http://www.newhorizons.com/baltimore.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 50,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
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