EXCELerate

An innovative pathway training program that prepares you for entry level employment in the regional IT field.

EXCELerate

In this new, innovative approach to flexible and accessible learning developed by the Western MD IT Center of Excellence, you will complete five training modules to empower you with the skills required for the entry level IT workforce. Or, you can choose to take your learning to the next level and articulate your coursework into as many as 12 college credits, putting you one step closer to a one-year Certificate or two-year Associate’s degree in Computer Technology at Allegany College of Maryland. Learn from highly qualified instructors who are experts in their field at a fraction of the cost of most traditional credit programs.


Course Schedule and Descriptions

Starts September 2019

EXCELerate Orientation

September 16, 2019, 6:00–7:00pm

  • Instructor: Autumn Becker, Western MD IT Center of Excellence Director & EXCELerate Instructors
  • Cost: No Charge


CompTIA A+ Preparation

September 16–December 6, 2019 (Online)

  • Instructor: Dr. Derek Jones
  • Cost: $300 ($200 Opportunity Scholarships available to Allegany County Residents)


Cisco Networking 1

September 16–December 4, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 pm (22 sessions)
No class 11/25 & 11/27

  • Instructor: Leonard Bridges, Network Administrator, CCNA
  • Cost: $300 ($200 Opportunity Scholarships available to Allegany County Residents)


Workplace & College Ready Essentials

January 8–May 20, 2020
Wednesdays • 6:00–8:00pm • 15 sessions

  • Instructor: Marissa Miller, IBM Public Sector Recruiting Partner
  • Cost: $300 ($200 Opportunity Scholarships available to Allegany County Residents)


Cybersecurity Basics

February 5–May 8, 2020 (Online)

  • Instructor: Dick Soderman, Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Cost: $300 ($200 Opportunity Scholarships available to Allegany County Residents)


Cisco Networking 2

February 18–May 7, 2020
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00–8:00pm (22 sessions)
No class 4/7 & 4/9

  • Instructor: Leonard Bridges, Network Administrator, CCNA
  • Cost: $300 ($200 Opportunity Scholarships available to Allegany County Residents)


For More Information Contact

Autumn Becker, Director
301-784-5434
[email protected]

This program is funded in part by the State of Maryland’s EARN Maryland Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Tech at the Gap 2019
EXCELerate
  1. Tech at the Gap 2019

    Tech at the Gap

    October 10
  2. ITIL Foundations Training

    October 21 - October 23
  3. Implementing a Data Warehouse with MS SQL Server (Course 3)

    November 4 - November 8
  4. CompTIA Security+ Training

    November 11 - November 15
  5. MS Azure Fundamentals (Course 1)

    January 6, 2020 - January 7, 2020
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