Information Technology - Certificates

Many IT positions specialize in an area related to hardware or software. Earning a certificate can show employers that you have the skills to succeed.

A certification can help you break into a specialized IT field where you can gain experience. Further education may be necessary to advance.

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

An IT certificate is often an introductory program to an advanced course or a credential to demonstrate your skill. You can qualify for entry-level and mid-level jobs in many areas: business marketing, quality assurance, consulting, web design and technical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC, found here.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Mr. Ralph Argiento, Department Chair, Computer Technologies
Contact Number: (336) 334-4822
Extension: 50013
Email: rsargiento@gtcc.edu

Kory Knowles, Instructor
Contact Number: (336) 334-4822
Extension: 50022
Email: kknowles@gtcc.edu

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

No. All software needed to complete this degree are free to students. You will learn to use several professional network operating systems and network monitoring and maintenance applications during the completion of this degree. These are the standard used in the industry.

You will need a PC running the Windows operating system. An Apple brand computer running the MacOS operating system may not support some the software you are required to use.  If using a Mac, please ensure you can dual boot to Windows or use a virtualization application (such as Virtual Box, VMware, Parallels, etc.) for Windows applications.

Yes, this program is offered entirely online as part of our eDegree program. It is available at our Jamestown Campus.

Maybe.  We will evaluate each course you obtained from other academic institutions to ensure the currency and relevance of the credit applied.  Also, we will assess your current certifications to determine how and if they can be applied to your degree plan. 

Several courses include industry skills and standards in the delivery. Concepts from the Microsoft Server; CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+; Cisco ICND1, ICND2 and CCNA certifications are included in the courses. While this does not guarantee your success in passing the certification exams, practice tests and study plans are provided to you to measure your readiness.