Computer Technology Training

Join the more than 1,000 students each year who benefit from GTCCs 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.

If you would like to train for a Professional Computer Technology Certification through GTCC's Workforce Training, 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.

Basic Computer Technology Courses

Introduction to Windows 10 and OneDrive

This course is designed for individuals who desire a basic understanding of the features found in Windows 10 or higher. Students will be introduced to search tools, applications, files, settings, web browsing, and OneDrive storage. Upon completion, participants should possess the basic skills to access resources on their computer and on the web more easily. Tuition Cost $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GY1 Intro. to Windows 10 and One Drive 3/2/23 - 3/23/23 Th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

Microsoft Office 2019 for Intermediate

This course is a continuation to MS Office 2019 for Beginners. Students will continue to learn how to use OneDrive to share and collaborate as they develop business documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. They will also be introduced to Access to learn how a basic database works. Upon completion, participants should possess skills to create and manage a variety of documents in a business environment. PRE-REQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES REQUIRED: Basic knowledge of a computer, keyboard, web browsing, typing skills, and access to an email account. Prior experience with Microsoft Office is preferred, but not required. Book Required: "Welcome to Microsoft Office 2019 & 365 (Silver Series)," by Ian Ewell, ISBN: 978-1-64061-208-2.  Tuition Costs: $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GX1 Microsoft Office 2019 for Intermediate 1/26/23 - 2/23/23 Th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365-Level 1 

FastCourse Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365: Level 1 covers beginners Excel skills. Jumpstart your career by mastering financial spreadsheets by exploring the Excel interface and features. Learn to enter, edit, sort and filter data, write and edit formulas and apply basic formatting for legibility. Recommended book for course: "Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365- Level 1 of 3" ISBN: 9781640611788. Tuition Cost: $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at 336-334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CT101 Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365-Level 1 2/21/23 - 3/21/23 Tu 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Jamestown AT 331 Register Now

 

Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365-Level 2

FastCourse Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365: Level 2 covers key intermediate Excel skills. This course will include themes, cell styles, and number formats, as well as functions for dates, numbers and text. Recommended book for course: "Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365 Level  2 of 3" ISBN: 9781640611788.  Tuition Cost: $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course will be available in summer 2023.

Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365-Level 3

FastCourse Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365: Level 3 covers key advanced Excel skills. This course will include tables, financial functions, what-if-analyses, PivotTable and PivotCharts, workbook protection, collaboration, and much more. Recommended book for course: "Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365 Level  3 of 3" ISBN: 9781640611788.  Tuition Cost: $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at  (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CT303 MS Excel 2019 & 361-Level 3 11/8/22 - 12/6/22 Tu 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Jamestown AT 331 Register Now

Graphics & Web Development

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom CC

This course will teach students basic features in Adobe Lightroom software to prepare and edit images for print and digital media. Students will learn to save, organize, transform, and apply corrections using the desktop and web versions of the applicationPRE-REQUISITES REQUIRED: Basic knowledge of a computer, keyboard, web browsing, and access to an email account. Tuition Cost $70.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GW1 Introduction to Adobe Lightroom  CC 2/7/23 - 2/28/23 Th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

Introduction to Google Workspace

This course will introduce individuals to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) as an alternative to Microsoft Office for Business. Students will learn how to create and share documents, collaborate, and communicate using email, chat, and video conferencing with Google's platform of business applications. Tuition Cost: $70 

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at  (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GZ1 Introduction to Google Workspace 3/7/23 - 3/28/23 Tu 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

Programming & Certifications

Programming with Python 

PCEP™ – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer certification is a professional credential that measures the ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the essentials of programming in the Python language.

Python is a flexible, easy to understand language for beginners. This course teaches the basic and intermediate concepts of computer programming. The course is designed for beginning programmers and will teach concepts of all programming languages. Topics included in this course are software, hardware, interacting with software to produce simple programs using computations and numbers, including objects and graphics, working with lists and files, functions, and loops. Topics will also include decision structures, Boolean's, simulation, data collection, and object-oriented design. In addition to preparing a student for the certification, this course will prepare students to continue on to more advanced programming languages.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188.
  • Book cost is approximately $27 (GTCC Campus Store).
  • Total cost is approximately $215
Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3110-155 Programming with Python 1/19/23 - 5/9/23 T, Th 6 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Jamestown AT 226 Register Now

Introduction to Coding

After taking this course, you will be introduced to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. New technologies allow people outside the computer science field to be able to create their own web pages using coding. Students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in this course, as well as the practical uses for each. This class is 100% online and is asynchronous, there are no specific times, you may login at your leisure. Please contact our office at communityeducation@gtcc.edu, and provide your name, email address and course registered for. Once we confirm your enrollment and payment, you will be emailed a web address to get access to your online classroom. Tuition Cost: $195.

Contact Personal and Professional Enrichment at (336) 334-4822, ext. 55021 or communityeducation@gtcc.edu for more information.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LEC1 Introduction to Coding 2/6/23 - 3/3/23 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

PC Troubleshooting & Repair

PC Troubleshooting & Repair I

Learn to diagnose, identify, and repair failing components of personal computers. Topics include diagnostic techniques for identifying hardware and Windows related problems and repair. Learn the techniques used in determining when updates and upgrades are appropriate. This is a hands-on class emphasizing the diagnoses and repair of personal computers.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78.
  • Total cost is $78.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Current Courses

Next class will be scheduled in the summer 2023 term. 

PC Troubleshooting & Repair II

Building on the skills learned in PC Troubleshooting and Repair I, this course is designed to teach you common error messages, their meaning, and the appropriate course of action. Installing and configuring Windows and basic networking is also discussed. System analysis, isolation, and problem determination procedures as well as diagnosis of common faults are examined and error codes are explained.

Prerequisite: PC Troubleshooting and Repair I

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78.
  • Total cost is $78.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Current Courses

Next class will be scheduled in the summer 2023 term. 

Laptop Troubleshooting and Repair

You will learn to install and maintain laptop hardware and software systems. You will learn to diagnose and repair laptop components and functions and learn to solve failures when they occur. Previous PC Troubleshooting and Repair classes are not a prerequisite for this class.

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $78.
  • Total cost is $78.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Current Courses

Next class will be scheduled in the Summer 2023 term. 

Professional Computer Technology Certifications

CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach

Certification Exam Target:  220-1101 and 220-1102

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 220-1101, 220-1102), 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 $60 (GTCC Campus Store).
  • Total cost is approximately $ 248.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
NET-3100-A45 CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach 1/17/23 - 5/4/23 T, TH 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  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 N10-008) 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. 

Total training cost:

  • Course registration fee is $188.
  • Book cost is approximately $150 (GTCC Campus Store).
  • Total cost is approximately $338.

Payment for class is due at the time of registration.

Next class will be scheduled in the summer 2023 term. 

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.

Next class will be scheduled in the fall 2023 term. 

Ways to Register

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code.
  • In Person:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the Con Ed Registration Form.

Scholarship Information

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