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 Computers (New)

Have you ever asked yourself; “Where did I save that file, How to I copy a file?” This course is designed to let you enter the personal computer world on the ground floor.  The course was created for people who feel they need to learn the basics of computers including terminology, basic desktop management, basic mouse skills (including right-click and left-click) and file management.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CIS-3100-339 Introduction to Computers 10/29/19 - 11/26/19 T, TH 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here

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 common these common applications.  Having taken this course, you will be prepared to take other computer classes with confidence!

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CIS-3100-326 Introduction to Windows 10 & OneDrive 9/24/19 - 10/22/19 T, Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here

Beginning 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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-327 Beginning WordPress 10/14/19 - 11/06/19 M, W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 Click Here

Illustrator CC
Create and produce computer-aided illustrations by learning the fundamental concepts and features needed to master Adobe Illustrator CC.    Learn skills to create illustrations for print, multimedia and online graphics.  The course also includes elements of basic drawing.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SGR-3100-332 Illustrator CC 10/15/19- 11/07/19 T, Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm High Point H4 115 Click Here

 

InDesign CC
Discover the new levels of creative freedom and productivity using Adobe® InDesign® CC software. Tightly integrated with the Adobe applications you use most, InDesign CC delivers faster production workflows and a more fluid creative environment for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. The course does require a textbook.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SGR-3100-342 InDesign CC 11/12/19- 12/10/19 T, Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm High Point H4 115 Click Here

 

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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SGR-3100-347 Photoshop CC 11/13/19 - 12/11/19 M,W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm High Point H4 115 Click Here

Photoshop CC Intermediate 
We will turn you into a more serious Photoshop user by covering in depth:  Alpha channels, paths, layers and masks / Using Actions and other automated features / Creating vector paths, editing paths, and using paths for masking.  The instructor suggests that you get a textbook but does not require you to have one.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
SGR-3100-336 Photoshop CC Intermediate 10/22/19 - 11/19/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 Click Here

Introduction to MS Office 2016
Microsoft has made several improvements to the Office suite. The Ribbon replaces the menus and toolbars in the core applications, Office 2016 features a number of exciting advances. This class will give you the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Office 2016 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-325 Introduction to MS Office 2016 9/24/19 - 10/17/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 216 Click Here

Excel 2016 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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-334 Excel 2016 Introduction 10/16/19 - 11/11/19 M, W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here


Excel 2016 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, VLOOPUP, HLOOPUP, arrays, and the quick analysis totals. Prerequisite:  Beginning Excel 2013, Excel 2016 or comparable experience. 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-324 Excel 2016 Intermediate  9/24/19 - 10/22/19 T, Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here

Excel 2016 Advanced (New)
Do you want to take your financial analysis to the next level? Are you interesting in discovering how to encrypt a workbook or worksheet, learn advanced formulas, functions and calculations including totals and sparklines in tables and structured references? Financial functions of payment and future value will be covered as well as one and two variable data tables. Explore the power of scenario manager, pivot tables, pivot charts and workbook protection.  Prerequisite:  Good working knowledge of Excel 2013 or Excel 2016.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OST-3100-338 Excel 2016 Advanced 10/29/19 - 11/26/19 T, Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here
OST-3100-344 Excel 2016 Advanced 11/13/19 - 12/11/19 M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 216 Click Here

 Excel 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Certification Prep – Hybrid (New) COMING SOON

Hybrid class—96 Hours (15 F2F and 81 Online)
Certification Exam Target: 77-727 
Attendance required on the first day of class

Are you interested in earning or updating your industry credentials? Do you have the ability to perform data analytics but are looking for a way to enhance and simplify your spreadsheets? This course is designed to teach the skill sets needed to pass Microsoft Office Certification Excel Exam.  Subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom using Microsoft® Office Specialist Approved Courseware and taught by a subject matter expert.

Course objectives are included in the MOS certification exam, 77-727:
  1. Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
  2. Manage Data Cells and Ranges
  3. Create Tables
  4. Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions
  5. Create Charts and Objects.

 

Introduction to Programming with Python
This course teaches the basic concepts of computer programming. The course is 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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3110-330 Introduction to Programming with Python 10/14/19 - 11/06/19 M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here

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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-3110-348 Programming with Python Intermediate 11/13/19 - 12/11/19 M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here


 
Introduction to SQL
SQL is the standard language for accessing and manipulating databases. Learn to execute queries, insert, delete, and update and retrieve records from a database. This class will focus on learning the commands necessary to successfully work with relational database management systems.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSC-4101-318 Introduction to SQL 9/16/19 - 10/9/19 M-W  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 ClickHere

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. The course does not require a textbook.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CET-3100-333 PC Troubleshooting & Repair I 10/15/19 - 11/07/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jamestown T1 103 Click Here

PC Troubleshooting & Repair II
Building on the skills learned 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. The course examines system analysis, isolation, and problem determination procedures as well as diagnosis of common faults and explains error codes. The course does not require a textbook.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CET-3100-349 PC Troubleshooting & Repair II 11/14/19 - 12/12/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jamestown T1 103 Click Here

 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Certifications (New)

Excel 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam Certification Prep – Hybrid (New) COMING SOON
Hybrid class—96 Hours (15 F2F and 81 Online)
Certification Exam Target: 77-727 
Attendance required on the first day of class

Are you interested in earning or updating your industry credentials? Do you have the ability to perform data analytics but are looking for a way to enhance and simplify your spreadsheets? This course is designed to teach the skill sets needed to pass Microsoft Office Certification Excel Exam.  Subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom using Microsoft® Office Specialist Approved Courseware and taught by a subject matter expert.

Course objectives are included in the MOS certification exam, 77-727:

  1. Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
  2. Manage Data Cells and Ranges
  3. Create Tables
  4. Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions
  5. Create Charts and Objects.

 

CompTIA Core Certifications

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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
NET-3100-A30 CompTIA A+:  A Comprehensive Approach 8/20/19 - 12/10/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 233 Click Here

Comp TIA Network+ & Security+ Certification Bundle
Certification Exam Target: N10-007 and SYO-501

These courses are 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 with the current CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification exam. 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.

This is a bundled class with both CompTIA Network + and Security + classes. Enrollment in this class includes coverage of both classes and students may not split the courses. Attendance in both classes is required for successful completion. Prerequisite: Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
NET-3100-N30 CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Certification Bundle 8/19/19 - 12/11/19 M, W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cameron C1 233 Click Here

Cisco Entry Level Certifications

Cisco CCENT – ICND1
Module:  1 of 2
Certification Exam Target: ICND1 100-105

This 2-module course will prepare students for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam and associated employment. CCENT validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Students will demonstrate the skills required for entry-level network support positions. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.  Pre-Requisite:  This is the first module course and there are no pre-requisites.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus  Room Register
NET-3100-C30 Cisco CCENT-ICND1 8/20/19 - 12/10/19 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 213 Click Here

Cisco CCENT-ICND2  COMING SOON
Module: 2 of 2
Certification Exam Target:
ICND2 200-105
CCNA Composite 200-125

This 2-module course will prepare students for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam and associated employment. CCENT validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Students will demonstrate the skills required for entry-level network support positions. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

If you have not completed the 1st module (Cisco CCNET-ICND1) and know and understand the OSI Model, can do IPv4 sub netting, and have experience with the Cisco Command line interface (CLI), you may register for the 2nd module (ICND2) and be successful.

Cybersecurity Certifications

Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist (New) COMING SOON
Certification Exam Target:

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 requires security specialist skills. This course will be structured toward the Cisco SCYBER exam materials.

Cisco cybersecurity exam subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom by SME:  Information Gathering and Security Foundations, Event Monitoring., Security Events and Alarms, Traffic Analysis, Collection, and Correlation, Incident Response, Operational Communications

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

Cisco Cybersecurity CCNA Cyber Ops (New) COMING SOON
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.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (New)
Certification Exam Target: CompTIA CySA+ CSO-001

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 requires security analyst skills. This course will be structured toward the CompTia CySA+, CSO-001 exam materials.

CompTIA cybersecurity exam subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom by SME:  Threat Management, Vulnerability Management, Cyber Incident Response, Security Architecture and Tool Sets.

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

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus  Room Register
CCT-3110-CS30 CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst 9/16/19 - 1/29/20 M, W

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cameron C1 233 Click Here

 

CompTIA Cybersecurity Penetration (New) COMING SOON
Certification Exam Target: CompTIA PenTest+ PTO-001

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 requires penetration testing and vulnerability management skills. This course will be structured toward the CompTIA PenTest+, PTO-001 exam materials.

CompTIA PenTest+ exam subject matter will be enforced in the classroom and outside of classroom by SME:  Planning and Scoping, Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification, Attacks and Exploits, Penetration Testing Tools, Reporting and Communication.

There are no prerequisites for this course, although it is recommended having at least CompTIA Network+, Security+ or equivalent experience with hands on knowledge. 

 

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