Career Success for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Nail The Interview, Explore A New Career

HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market. 

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce.

Full Catalog of HRD Courses | Available HRD Classes

*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*

Course Details & Registration Information

Exploring Information Technology & Cybersecurity Careers
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
231763 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 08/10/2020 08/20/2020 J. Blashaw $70.00 34/40
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Participants who are interested in exploring careers in the IT, Computer or Cyber Security Industries.
Regardless of the type of business, companies use computers to either enhance their products or improve their services. In this class, you will learn about high-demand computer and technology occupations with a focus on those involving Cisco, CompTIA, and Cybersecurity skills. You will gather information that will help you decide which career is best for you, including the work environment; salary range; job outlook; and knowledge, skill, and education requirements of specific occupations. You will develop a career plan to help you gain entry into the occupations of interest to you and learn about resources for finding future job opportunities within your career plan.
Course Objectives
  1. have identified high-skill, high-demand occupations within the IT and Cyber Security fields;
  2. have researched the work environment, knowledge, and skills required in occupations of interest;
  3. have documented salaries, job outlook, and educational requirements for occupations of interest;
  4. have charted a plan to prepare for entry into career and occupations of interest;
  5. have explored resources for finding future job opportunities within their career plan.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1: Introduce IT career field and potential career paths; identify online tools for learning about occupations; complete self-assessments.
  2. Module 2: Research 4 Occupations (Example: Computer User Support Specialist, Computer Network Support Specialist, Network and Computer Systems Administrator, and Computer Network Architect)
  3. Module 3: Research 3 Occupations (Example: Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, and Information Security Analyst); determine occupations that align with personal interests.
  4. Module 4: Create a plan to enter IT and/or Cybersecurity field in career path of interest; identify and explore resources for finding future job opportunities.
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Materials will be provided by instructor.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Participants who are interested in exploring careers in the IT, Computer or Cyber Security Industries.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • IT Industry
  • Cyber Security
Related Courses
  • Career Seeking Skills for the IT Industry - HRD-3004AY2
  • Employability Skills - HRD-3001A4
  • Energize Your Job Search - HRD-3001AD2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696