Computer Technology Training

Come join the over 1000 students each year who benefit from GTCC’s computer training classes. Computer skills and application knowledge are no longer a luxury; they are a necessity in the 21st century.

Being successful in any career requires having a broad range of up-to-date software skills that will positively influence the bottom line. Whether you are just starting out and need basic training, you want to enhance existing skills in hopes of a promotion, or you want to learn a new skill in order to create a new career opportunity, GTCC will meet your needs.

For those who would like to train for a Professional Computer Technology Certification through  GTCC’s Workforce Training area, GTCC offers Excel and Word MOS Exam Prep; Cisco’s CCENT ICND1 and ICND2, Cybersecurity Specialist and CCNA Cyber Ops; CompTIA’s  A+, Net+ and Security+, Cybersecurity Analyst and Penetration; Windows and Cisco’s Server Administration Essentials.

Check out our offerings and become a satisfied member of the GTCC community.

Computer Technology Course Category Offerings:

Introduction to Windows 10 and OneDrive 

You will learn to navigate Windows 10, OneDrive, and customize the desktop. Learn to manage, search and organize files and folders.  A basic introduction to the OneDrive software programs (Outlook, Word Excel, and PowerPoint). See what new tools and techniques are available by using these common applications.  Having taken this course, you will be prepared to take other computer classes with confidence!

This course will be taught "live" online in Microsoft Teams with the instructor and students engaging in learning at the same time according to the posted schedule.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $0 (No book. Online material provided.)
  • Total cost is approximately $78

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Schedule: Fall 2021 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CIS-3100-310 Introduction to Windows 10 & One Drive  8/3/21 - 8/26/21 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Online Register Now

Introduction to WordPress

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. You learn to get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. This class explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. 

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $0 (No book. Online material provided.)
  • Total cost is approximately $78

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-330 Intro to WordPress  10/19/21 - 11/11/21 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro W2 219 Register Now

Photoshop CC

This course is designed as an introduction to photographic enhancement techniques and terminology using Photoshop CC.  In this course, you will learn to use tools for selecting parts of images, move, duplicate and resize images. You will learn to use layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and color modification. The instructor suggests that you get a textbook but does not require you to have one.

This course will be taught "live" online in Microsoft Teams with the instructor and students engaging in learning at the same time according to the posted schedule.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $0 (Online material provided)
  • Total cost is approximately $78

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Schedule: Fall 2021

Introduction to MS Office 2019

Today, employers across many industries and fields expect candidates to have Microsoft Office skills, as it is the most universally utilized software in business. Having these skills, even at a basic level, will help with your job prospects and increase your chances to be considered for most roles.  In this training course, you will learn basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook skills. 

You will learn how to create and manage Word documents, organize information in tables, perform calculations on data, create graphs and charts, organize your email Inbox, and manage email automatically.            .

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $50 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $128

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-320 Introduction to MS Office 2019  9/07/21 - 9/30/21 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro W2 219 Register Now

 

Excel 2019 Introduction 

Excel? What is it all about? Jumpstart your career by mastering financial spreadsheets by exploring the Excel 2016 interface and features.  Learn to enter, edit, sort and filter data, write and edit formulas and apply basic formatting for legibility.  Learn to manage multiple worksheets, sort and filter, create charts, simple functions and organize large amounts of data using absolute, relative, mixed cell referencing, and named ranges.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $50 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $128

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-312 Introduction to Excel 2019  9/01/21 - 9/29/21 M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Register Now

 

Excel 2019 Intermediate

Do you know that there is more to Excel, yet hesitant to explore?  Information will be presented in a structured systematic format. You will learn intermediate formulas, functions and calculations including conditional formatting, nested functions, and 3D references to link workbooks and worksheets.  Explore the power of CONCATENATE, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, arrays, and the quick analysis totals. Prerequisite:  Beginning Excel 2013, Excel 2016 or comparable experience. 

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $50 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $128

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-325 Excel 2019 Intermediate  10/19/21 - 11/11/21 M,W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Register Now

Introduction to Programming with Python

This course teaches the basic concepts of computer programming. The course is designed for beginning programmers and will teach the basic concepts of all programming languages. The language chosen for this course is Python, a flexible, easy to understand language for beginners. Topics included in this course are the software, hardware, interacting with software to produce simple programs using computations and numbers. Additional topics include objects and graphics, working with lists and files, functions, and loops. This course will prepare students to continue on more advanced programming languages.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $65.86 (includes tax)  (GTCC Campus Store)

Book Title: Learning Python 5 Edition [LUTZ] (ISBN 9781449355739)

  • Total cost is approximately $144

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3110-225 Intro to Programming with Python 6/01/21 - 6/24/21 T, Th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 226 Register Now

 

 

Programming with Python Intermediate

This course continues with the basic concepts of computer programming learned in the introductory course. This course is designed for beginning programmers and will continue with the basic concepts of programming. Python is a flexible, easy to understand language for beginners. Additional topics include decision structures, loops, Booleans, simulation, data collection, and object-oriented design. This course will prepare students to continue with more advanced programming languages.

 Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78
  • Book cost is approximately $65.86 (includes tax)  (GTCC Campus Store)

Book Title: Learning Python 5 Edition [LUTZ] (ISBN 9781449355739)

  • Total cost is approximately $144
Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3110-235 Programming with Python Intermediate 7/13/21 - 8/05/21 T, Th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 226 Register Now

 

 

Swift Programming Level I (New!)

Certification Exam Target: Swift Certification Level 1 certification exam.

Swift, is an intuitive programming language developed by Apple that is easy to learn and it is powerful to use.

This 96-hour course introduces the development of iOS applications and Apple applications using Swift programming language. Emphasis is placed on syntax, object-oriented principles, memory management, and functional concepts of Swift programming.

Upon completion, students should be able to develop fully functional iOS and Apple applications using Swift programming language

  • Students will need access a Mac environment (e.g., Mac computer, Mac Book or MacinCloud virtual environment) outside of class to complete coursework. 
  • MacinCloud is a remote Mac computer rental service that allows you to use a PC, an older Mac, Chromebook, mobile device or a computer with Linux to access an actual Mac through the Internet. 

This course will be taught in a traditional instructor-led format, in an on-campus computer lab.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188
  • Book cost is approximately $40 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $228

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3118-300 Swift Programming I  8/17/21 - 12/16/21 T, Th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 256 Register Now

 

 

 

Swift Programming Level II (New!)

Certification Exam Target: Swift Certification Level 1 certification exam.

This 96-hour course introduces advanced iOS application development using the Swift programming language. Emphasis is placed on navigation, data manipulation, web services, prototyping, debugging, and project planning.

Upon completion, students should be able to develop advanced multifunctional iOS and Apple applications using the Swift programming language. 

  • Students will need access a Mac environment (e.g., Mac computer, Mac Book or MacinCloud virtual environment) outside of class to complete coursework. 
  • MacinCloud is a remote Mac computer rental service that allows you to use a PC, an older Mac, Chromebook, mobile device or a computer with Linux to access an actual Mac through the Internet. 

This course will be delivered in a traditional instructional format in a Mac computer lab.

Schedule: Spring 2022

No courses are scheduled at this time.

Cisco Cybersecurity CCNA Cyber Ops (NEW)

Certification Exam Target: CCNA Cyber Ops 210-250 SECFND, CCNA Cyber Ops 210-255 SECOPS

 Cyber threat detection requires specific training that is currently in high demand in any size organization of any type industry. Today’s job market has openings that require associate–level Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Analyst.  This course will be structured toward the CCNA Cyber Ops 210-250 SECFND and CCNA Cyber Ops 210-255 SECOPS exam materials.

 Cisco cybersecurity CCNA Cyber Ops exam subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom by SME:  Network Concepts, Security Concepts, Cryptography, Host-Based Analysis, Security Monitoring, Attack Methods, Endpoint Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics, Network Intrusion Analysis, Incident Response, Data and Event Analysis, and Incident Handling.

 There are no prerequisites for this course, although it is recommended having at least CCNA, CCNA Security plus experience.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188
  • Book cost is approximately - pending(GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $188 plus cost of books

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Schedule: Late Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

 

 

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (NEW)

Certification Exam Target: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam

Powered-By_AWS_logo.pngCloud migration has accelerated, and companies around the world are investing in their future with the cloud.

This 30-hour introductory (Level 100) course is intended for students who seek a foundational understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Students will get an overview of cloud computing concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support.

This course is designed to help students test new skills and apply knowledge to their working environment through a variety of practical exercises.

Prerequisites:

  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge

This course will be delivered in an online instructional format using Microsoft Teams with a "live" teaching method in which the instructor and students are engaging in learning at the same time.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $155
  • Book cost is approximately $0 (Online material provided)
  • Total cost is approximately $155

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SEF-3001-WS20 AWS Academy Cloud Foundations 8/03/21 - 9/02/21
Registration Deadline:  July 30, 2021
T, Th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Online Register Now

 

 

Google IT Support Professional Certificate (NEW)

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is being offered as a hybrid training program developed by Google that teaches the foundational skills needed for an entry-level job in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work, either in a small business or at a global company. IT support is a fast-growing field, and the national median salary is over $52,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Based on the training that Google developed to prepare its own IT support staff, this certificate program consists of 175 hours of training covering five modules. The modules key topics: troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. Training includes a dynamic mix of lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs and widgets.

This hybrid training course will be taught over a period of 18 weeks. Students will be required to attend class one evening per week for three (3) hours on campus for instructor-led lectures AND will also be required to complete seven (7) hours of independent online coursework per week, outside of the classroom.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188
  • Book cost is approximately $0 (No book. Online material provided.)
  • Total cost is approximately $188

Payment for class is due at the time of registration

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CTS-3255-G25 Google IT Support Professional Certificate (Hybrid) 7/28/21 - 12/17/21 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 & 222 Register Now

 

 

CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach

Certification Exam Target:  220-1001 and 220-1002

If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

The CompTIA A+ course can benefit you in two ways:   Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, objectives (exam numbers 220-1001, 220-1002), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.  Prerequisite: None.

This course will be taught in a traditional instructor-led format, in an on-campus computer lab.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188
  • Book cost is approximately $45 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $ 233

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
NET-3100-A25 CompTIA A+ Comprehensive 7/13/21 - 10/28/21 T, Th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cameron C1 233 Register Now

 

 

Comp TIA Network+ Certification

This courses is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification. A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-007) course should have a minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician.

After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that introduces the field.

Prerequisite: Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory. 

Spring 2022

CompTIA Security +/Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle

Certification Exam Target: CompTIA Security+   SY0-601 exam 

The CompTIA Security+ certification is targeted to those candidates who want to build their career in IT Security domain. The CompTIA Security+ exam verifies that the candidate possesses the fundamental knowledge and proven skills in CompTIA Security +. This course will be structured toward the CompTIA Security +, SY0-601 exam materials. 

Certification Exam Target: CompTIA CySA+   CSO-002 exam 

Cyber threat detection requires specific training that is currently in high demand in any size organization of any type of industry. Today’s job market has openings that requires security analyst skills.  

CompTIA cybersecurity exam subject matter will be taught in the classroom and outside of classroom by SME. This course will be structured toward the CompTIA CySA+, CSO-002 exam materials.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this bundle, although it is recommended having at least CompTIA Network+ or equivalent experience. 

This course will be taught in a traditional instructor-led format, in an on-campus computer lab. 

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188
  • Book cost is approximately $90 (GTCC Campus Store)
  • Total cost is approximately $ 238

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CCT-3110-CS15 CompTIA Sec+/Cybersecurity Analyst 08/18/2021 - 12/15/2021 M, W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cameron C1 233 Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Hybrid is a combination of Face-to-Face (F2F) and Online learning.  Students must be present the first day of class.

If you are new to computers, you will want to start with an introduction class such as “Introduction to Computers” or “Introduction to Windows 10 and OneDrive.”  Our computer classes are designed for beginners, unless otherwise started, such as Intermediate, Advanced or Professional Computer Technology Certifications.

To see course offerings details, use the links above to  visit the individual course pages.

Students can register in one of three ways:

  • Online: Register
  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form

Location codes and addresses are listed with each course description and a location key can be found below as well as on this link to the GTCC Campus Locations

Building Codes

  • Cameron Campus Center-C1 – Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Rd, Colfax, NC 27235
  • Continuing Education Building-CEC – Greensboro Campus, 3505 E. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
  • Entertainment Technology Building-H4 – High Point Campus, 901 S. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262
  • Sears Applied Technologies Building-AT – Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main Street, Jamestown, NC 27282
  • Con Ed Registration and Instructional Support Offices-T1 – Jamestown Campus Extension, 140 Jamestown Court, Jamestown, NC 27282

Unless otherwise noted in the individual course description, a textbook and flash drive are required for each computer training class.  Books may be purchased at the bookstore of the campus where the class is being held prior to the class start date. Here is a link to the GTCC Bookstore.

 

For successful course completion, a student must attend 80% of the class hours.

CEU’s are typically calculated at 10% of the course contact hours. If you are seeking CEU credits, confirm with your licensing issuer if the courses you have chosen meet the needed CEU credit requirement.

NC Elite Career Center of Greensboro
9C Dundas Circle 
Greensboro, NC 27407 

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
7017-A Albert Pick Road 
Greensboro, NC 27409

ECPI University
7802 Airport Center Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409 

Coming Spring 2019 GTCC Pearson VUE Testing Centers will be offering select testing.

GTCC will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first class meeting.

GTCC will refund 75% of the registration fee (tuition only) if you officially withdraw from classes on the first day of class or before the class reaches the 10% point. The 10% point varies from class to class.

To request a refund, please call Janice Troy at 336-334-4822 Ext. 53024 or email at jstroy@gtcc.edu.

If a class is canceled or full, GTCC will automatically process a full refund. Refunds are processed on a monthly basis and may take 4 to 6 weeks.

The college refund policy is established by state legislative action and is subject to change without prior notice to students.

DisAbility Access Services 

The Computer Technology Departmental Staff want all students to be successful.  If you have any special needs, please contact the Disability Access Services department prior to starting your class so that arrangements can be made for the first day.  Please call 336-334-4822 ext. 50157.

Learning Resource Centers and Center for Academic Engagement

As a student in any GTCC program, you have access to the Learning Resource Centers and the Center for Academic Engagement on all 3-campus locations.

We offer approximately 150 online continuing education classes that start monthly.  Visit GTCC ed2go Home page for program specifics.

If you would like to see all the Continuing Education courses that GTCC offers visit the GTCC Live & Learn Catalog

You may be eligible for scholarships. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadlines. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements. 

  • Corporate and Continuing Education Scholarship
  • SECU (State Employees' Credit Union) Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS