Delgado Offers New Technology Courses Amid Growing New Orleans Market

October 17, 2019

Delgado Community College is now offering a new suite of internet technology courses to provide New Orleans residents with the necessary skills to enter or advance their careers within the technology workforce. The IT Quartet Course Suite courses will validate the skills current working professionals need by earning their certifications in CompTia A+, Network+, Security +, and AWS Cloud Foundations while also providing individuals with no experience to launch a career in Information Technology.

IT Foundations, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, and AWS Cloud Foundations are the four courses included in the suite. The course session dates range from October 28, 2019 - Jun 20, 2020, with instruction taking place at Delgado’s City Park Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with exclusions during the holidays. Interested participants can register for all four courses at a discounted rate of $885 or enroll in each course individually.

IT Foundations is the first course in Delgado’s IT Quartet Course suite. The course dates are October 28, 2019 - January 25, 2020, and is available for $249. As the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles, the course provides foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems. Students will learn the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers.

The Computer Networking course dates are January 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020, and is available for $249. Throughout this session, students will learn the skills to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks.

From March 30, 2020 - May 30, 2020, the Cybersecurity course will be instructed. For $249, students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices. They will learn to perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques, participate in risk mitigation activities, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

The final course, AWS Cloud Foundations, is $149 and will be instructed from June 1, 2020 - June 20, 2020. The course is intended for individuals that are looking to build and validate their overall understanding of the AWS Cloud and is useful for individuals in technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial roles who work with the AWS Cloud. This certification will help professionals to better interact with developers and other IT professionals engaged in AWS-related projects. Students will learn about the fundamentals of the AWS Cloud, build their cloud skills, and grow their professional credibility by preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Foundations exam.

 DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, is responsible for funding Delgado’s IT Quartet Course Suite. As part of their partnership with the City and State, Delgado is among local universities that DXC is working with to recruit talent, develop technology education programs, and provide ongoing learning and development opportunities for employees. This initiative represents the state’s largest single higher-education investment in a private-sector workforce partnership, seeking to expand the number of degrees awarded annually in computer science, management, science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM-related studies.