The Information Technology Specialist Program

The Multi-Elective Programs are for individuals who have advanced beyond foundational level certifications in the IT or Project Management field. These individuals require advanced programming to achieve the knowledge base necessary to achieve these certifications. Common examples of these certifications are as follows: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), VMWare Certified Practitioner (VCP) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).


Information Technology Specialist Program Details

Students will select between 2 and 5 technical courses in their area of interest and which correspond to the learning requirements necessary for the designated certification. New Horizons will provide corresponding exam preparation materials and one free exam voucher for the area of study.


Program Length

IT Specialist 2 - 4 Weeks / 80 Clock Hours

IT Specialist 3 - 6 Weeks / 120 Clock Hours

IT Specialist 4 - 8 Weeks / 160 Clock Hours

IT Specialist 5 - 10 Weeks / 200 Clock Hours

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Application Engineer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network Designer
  • Web Designer

Common Job Responsibilities

  • Investigate technology problems, identify their source, and determine possible solutions.
  • Review IT project proposals, including identification of needs, potential problem areas, and suggested approach.
  • Participate in development, implementation, installation, and testing of applications software.
  • Provide system-level support for computer software, servers, and other computer equipment.
  • Investigate, recommend, and install new applications.
  • Document programming problems and resolutions for future releases.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, areas of employment aligned with this program are projected to grow between 8-27 percent from 2014 to 2024.


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