COLUMBIA, MD — DoD Training Center (DodTC), an Information Security & IT training solutions provider based in Columbia, MD, is proud to announce the launch of its IT course for high school seniors coming this Spring. Senior-ITisTM (pronounced “senior-I-tis”) is a six-week introductory IT program that teaches students computer basics including how to build and take apart computers, how to install operating systems, troubleshooting hardware and software issues as well as an introduction to networking and security. At the end of the course, students will have studied and received a voucher for the IT industry standard A+ certification and will be job ready for desktop (help desk) support positions. These high-demand skills have a starting salary of $45,000 per year. Students will also be able to keep the computers they build during the program. And unlike the condition of senioritis that causes high schoolers to lose motivation and slack off in performance as they head toward graduation, Senior-ITisTM will give them something to aim for with immediate results and long-term gratification with monetary rewards – something they (and their parents) can be proud of.
“We are excited to offer this course at a time when students are filled with either excitement or anxiety about graduating high school,” said DoDTC’s founder Pierre Colombel. “Some students already know what college they plan to attend and what they will study, while others are not sure about their future or simply can’t afford college right now. Either way, this program is an opportunity for them to jumpstart a rewarding career and be able to support themselves and their long-term goals. This A+ class is just the beginning and we want to be a part of their journey.” DoDTC, whose motto is, “you can sleep when certified” is best known for its full range of cyber security certification courses including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Security + (SEC+), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). DoD Training Center has a course catalog that boasts over 200 additional courses offered in classroom, online and hybrid delivery.
With a lab environment for hands-on learning, students participating in Senior-ITisTM will build confidence in their new-found skills. And students who want to dig deeper after completing the A+ certification course will be able to do so this summer when DoDTC introduces its IT coding and cyber security boot camps. “I can’t wait to be a part of the A+ class,” said Jennifer M. from a high school in Howard County, MD. “Although I like the idea of creating my own apps one day, I also like other things. I’m not sure yet what I want to study in college and was planning to take a year off to figure things out. Now I can at least learn a few IT basics and get a good job that will help pay for school while I decide if this is what I really want to do.”
For more information on IT programs for high school students or adult cyber security certification courses, contact the DoD Training Center at 443-285-0000 or visit www.dodtc.com.