Become an I.T. Professional

At Training Concepts, you can pursue any career path in the tech field through certification training. We welcome all skill levels, from the novice career changer to the veteran career advancer! Reach out today to find the right program for you.

Many of the skills you learned in the military can be easily transferred into the field of technology. Our programs provide you with the skills and certifications necessary to jumpstart your career in the ever-important industry of Information Technology.

Live Instructor-led Classes

All Training Concepts courses are led by experienced instructors live in a classroom setting. Get hands-on, real-world training from experts who are current professionals in their fields.

Flexible Schedule

Enjoy the flexibility of taking courses that fit into your existing schedule. Our classes can be attended day, afternoon or night: in person or virtually. All formats are experienced live and instructor-led.

Vocational Assistance

Let us match your investment and dedication to your growth to help you get established in your new career. Take advantage of our best-in-class vocational assistance program, Prefer to Hire.

prefer to hire program


I.T. Career Start Program

The Information Technology Career Start Program is designed to provide you with the skills and certifications necessary to jump start your career in Information Technology (I.T.). The information technology industry is highly focused on certifications. The ITCS program is comprised of seven prominent I.T. industry standard certifications. These certifications provide students with the essential knowledge necessary to succeed in any I.T. position, along with several elective courses that can help magnify the value you can bring to an I.T. support role.

These foundational CompTIA certifications align with three I.T. career paths: Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Administration. These certifications will lay the groundwork for a successful career in I.T., no matter which path you take.

The 7 Certifications

CORE: CompTIA A+ Technician, Security+, Network+, CSIS

ELECTIVES: ITIL v4 Foundations, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Linux+ OR Server+

Career Opportunities

  • I.T. Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician / Specialist
  • Computer Technician
  • Network Support Technician

Classroom Learning

  • CompTIA A+ Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ Software
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • ITIL v4 Foundation
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Linux+ OR Server+

Program Duration: 342 Classroom Hours

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

CompTIA Professional Certification is designed to provide you with the skills and certifications necessary to jump start your career in Information Technology (I.T.). The program includes four different I.T. industry standard certifications necessary to give students the baseline knowledge required for every I.T. position.

Many I.T. positions are likely to require one or more of these certifications to be eligible for hire and credibility in the I.T. professional workplace.


Career Opportunities

  • I.T. Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician / Specialist
  • Computer Technician
  • Network Support Technician

Classroom Learning

  • CompTIA A+ Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ Software
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+

Program Duration: 216 Classroom Hours

The Certified Network Associate Program is designed to provide you with the skills and certifications necessary to accelerate your career in the fields of enterprise level network engineering. This challenging professional program is for career students who already have experience in the Information Technology field and are looking to update and validate their experience with greatly respected and recognized industry credentials.

1-3 years of proven I.T. experience or a comparable combination of education and experience is required to enroll in this program.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Network Technical Solution Specialist
  • I.T. Network Operator


  • CompTIA Network+
  • Cisco Certified Technician
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

Program Duration: 3-6 months

The Information Systems Security Professional is a program designed to provide an IT professional with 2+ years of experience with the skills and industry certifications necessary to accelerate a career in Information Technology for Cybersecurity/IT Security. The program is designed to provide you with the I.T. skills and certifications necessary for a successful career administering, managing, security, and troubleshooting complex computer network environments. 

1-3 years of proven I.T. experience is required to enroll in this program.

Career Opportunities

  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Entry Level Security Engineer
  • Information Security Technician

Certifications (3 of the below electives)

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Network Defender
  • Certified Ethical Hacking
  • CompTIA CYSA+
  • CISM
  • CompTIA CASP+

Program Duration: 12 weeks

The Business Technology: Project and Process Management Program is designed for students who would like to further their project management knowledge and become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) which are the most widely recognized project management certifications in the world. Students will attend training courses from a variety of business application and computer related courses. Certificates of training for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Project software programs are also achieved and are three of the most important software tools used for efficiency by business, process engineers and project managers.

To obtain the PMP certification, you must meet the following: 

  • 4-year degree
  • 3 years of project management experience
  • 35 contact hours of formal project management education (The PMP class in this program meets this requirement.)

To obtain the CAPM certification, you must meet the following:

  • a secondary degree, high school diploma, or the global equivalent
  • minimum of 1,500 hours of project experience OR
  • 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam (The PMP/CAPM class in this program will fulfill this requirement.)

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Project Manager
  • Project Management Associate
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Program Manager
  • Office Manager


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (IASSC)

Program Duration: 3-6 months


We're on your team.

We love to continue watching our students succeed in their professional lives. After you achieve your initial goals, if you need to expand your skillsets, renew your certifications, or improve your marketability, our Student Success Team is here to help throughout the lifetime of your career.

"All the TC instructors and team have been very available, and they really care about each student's learning and getting the best training possible. My experience has been nothing but truly amazing, and I would recommend the TC program to any TC, you will work and study hard. You will be challenged. But if you apply yourself, you will learn and succeed with your goals."

DAVID B. CompTIA Security+

Funding Sources

One of the top concerns incoming students have regarding their Career Development Program is the cost of tuition. At Training Concepts, we understand investing in your career is a huge decision.

We partner with many VA-sponsored programs that can help you take the next step. Exploring which benefits you may be eligible to receive will help you progress in your career training. Our Admissions Team can help you determine which VA programs you qualify for – schedule a consultation today to get started.

Training Concepts is a VA Preferred Provider.

VET TEC® is a pilot program offered by the VA to assist veterans or transitioning service members (within 180 days of their separation) with entering the Information Technology career field. VET TEC® is designed to focus heavily on incentive providers to facilitate employment within 180 days after completion of an approved vocational program. For preferred VET TEC® providers, it encourages a full partnership with the students AND providers to secure gainful employment. The VA will not fund any training costs if verified employment is not obtained.

The Skillbridge (or Army CSP) program is for DOD servicemembers who are transitioning out of service within six months. This program allows you to take time off from your regular active duty job role to attend training. At Training Concepts, we provide training in CompTIA A+ Hardware, CompTIA A+ Software, and CompTIA Network+ free of charge to eligible Skillbridge participants.

The Veteran’s Readiness & Employment program is designed for veterans with a service-connected disability rating who are currently unemployed or underemployed. Through VR&E, you’ll be assigned to a VA career counselor who will assist you with getting a job (including paying for training) in a career path that better accommodates your injury or disability.

For Active Duty service members, CA is a great supplemental funding resource. Click here to learn more.

If you are a military spouse, the Department of Defense (DOD) offers a special funding source specifically for you. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) can pay up to $4,000 in financial assistance for military spouses pursuing degree programs, licenses or certifications leading to employment in qualifying Career Fields. Learn more about MYCAA here.

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