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Online Offerings: It and Software Development

CompTIA A+, Self-Paced
75 Hours, Non-Credit, 7.5 CEUs

This course is for IT professionals seeking a career in PC support. It provides you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. The course is designed to fully prepare you to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. Topics include installation, configuration and preventative maintenance of PC hardware components, and the basics of networking, security, virtualization, desktop imaging and deployment. You also will gain knowledge of diagnostic and troubleshooting processes for various types of technical issues.

Course content includes: describing the common features of PC hardware found on desktop and laptop computers as well as the features of common mobile devices; explaining network hardware, protocols, and how to build a network; describing the printing process, installation, and maintenance of the most common printer types, including laser and inkjet printers; explaining the features, tools, and installation options of different versions of Windows Operating Systems, including Windows 7; describing common security threats, security-breach prevention methods, and best practices; explaining the network setup, security, and synchronization of mobile devices.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook - CompTIA A+ Cert Guide 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, 3/E. Soper; Prowse; Mueller, Pearson IT Certification, 2013.

Certification: CompTIA A+ Certification
Certifying Body: CompTIA
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $549

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


CompTIA Network+, Self-Paced
60 Hours, Non-Credit , 6.0 CEUs

If you are an IT professional with a PC support background who is seeking to become an IT network practitioner, then you will benefit most from this high quality, comprehensive CompTIA Network + course!

The basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network practitioner will be extensively reviewed to help prepare you to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Areas covered include the skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools.

The course content will cover such important topics as:

  • Computer network features such as packet switching and the OSI and TCP/IP layered models
  • Common Application Layer services and protocols
  • Operation of Transport Layer protocols
  • Characteristics of an IP network
  • Internetwork routing and routing protocols
  • Different types and purposes of IPv4 addresses
  • Calculating IPv4 subnets and masks
  • IPv6 addresses
  • Ethernet and LAN switching processes, including VLANs and STP
  • WAN technologies
  • Features and installation of wired and wireless networking media
  • Basic security techniques to mitigate identified network threats and vulnerabilities
  • Fundamental network design, configuration and troubleshooting methods

Textbook (included with the cost of tuition): eBook: CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Authorized Cert Guide, Kevin Wallace, Pearson IT Certification, 2012

Certification: CompTIA Network+ Certification
Certifying Body: CompTIA
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $549

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


CompTIA Security+, Self-Paced
60 Hours, Non-Credit, 6.0 CEUs

Do you want to help keep your business' network secure? Have you always been interested in the security needed behind the scenes and wanted to know more? For individuals with a background in IT network administration with a focus on security who would like to take the certification exam in CompTIA Security+, this is the course for you!

CompTIA Security+ will cover the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT security professional. It is designed to assist learners to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The course will enable learners to identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities as well as to provide infrastructure, application, operational and information security. The knowledge necessary to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability, including how to identify appropriate technologies and products, will be covered, as well as the applicable policies, laws and regulations with regard to IT security.

The critical topics covered include: common risks, vulnerabilities and controls, triple constraint of information security, types of malware and attacks, risks for common system hardware and peripherals, principles of software, data and host security, OS hardening procedures, common types of programming attacks, secure browsing practices, security vulnerabilities unique to virtualized environments, the purpose and vulnerabilities of common network devices, common ports and protocols, security concerns unique to cloud computing environments, IDS and IPS solutions for host and network defense, the differences between identification, authentication and authorization in Access Control, various methods for access authentication, logical access control methods, discretionary, mandatory, rule-based and role-based access control implementations, types of risk management strategies (transfer, accept, mitigate, eliminate), management, technical and operational controls, risk calculation using subjective and objective measures, compliance audits for common security controls, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, symmetric and asymmetric forms of encryption, public-key/private-key pairs to encrypt and decrypt a secure message, common security protocols (SSH, SSL, IPSec), hashing concepts, tickets, keys and certificate authorities in a PKI, business continuity and disaster recovery objectives and timeframes, backup rotation cycles, redundant hardware and backup sites, environmental control solutions, RAID configurations for common availability and redundancy requirements, forms of social engineering, principles of operational security, personnel security policies, data reminisce and secure disposal practices, CIRT roles and responsibilities.

Textbook (included with the cost of tuition): eBook: CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, 2/E, David Prowse, Pearson IT Certification, 2012

Certification: CompTIA Security+ Certification
Certifying Body: CompTIA
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $549

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Java Programming Fundamentals, Self-Paced
112 Hours, Non-Credit, 11.2 CEUs

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Java development and programming? Individuals who have a computer background but are not proficient in Java and are interested in a career in development/programming will benefit most from taking Java Programming Fundamentals.

This high quality, intuitive Java Programming Fundamentals course will help prepare you to take the Oracle Java Certification - Associate level exam. This award-winning instructional design interactive course was developed according to Oracle standards.

The course content includes topics such as:

  • Solving simple problems using the fundamental syntax and semantics of the Java programming language
  • Elementary techniques in Java programming
  • Java programs that use selection
  • Loops: while, do while, for
  • Methods for transfer of control and arrays
  • Object oriented programming using objects and classes
  • Immutable classes and immutable objects
  • Inheritance and polymorphism
  • Error handling techniques by adding exception handlers to Java programs
  • Generic classes and interfaces to improve code reusability
  • Java Collections Framework in a Java program
  • Java platforms and integration technologies
  • The basic characteristics, use, benefits and drawbacks of Java's server-side technologies and application tiers

Textbook (included in the cost of tuition): eBook: Java How to Program (early objects), 9/E , Paul Deitel; Harvey Deitel, Prentice Hall, 2012

Certification: Java Programmer Associates Certification
Certifying Body: Oracle
*Please note that this course does not result in a learner receiving certification, but instead prepares the learner to sit for the certification exam.

Tuition: $1,599

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Mobile Applications: Android, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is for IT students and professionals who want to build robust, commercial-grade Android applications.

The course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop Android mobile applications for the commercial market. You will explore how to build robust, commercial-grade Android applications, and gain an understanding of how to extend application functionality. The course also covers the steps to finalize applications for external release.

Course content includes: describing the history and types of Android applications; explaining the elements to build basic Android applications; identifying user interface layouts and events; describing the use of threads and persistence to extend Android applications beyond a single functionality and explaining the process of finalizing Android applications for external use.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook: The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android. James Steele; Nelson To, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011.

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Mobile Applications: HTML5, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is for IT students, entry-level web designers and developers, and professionals who want to build HTML5 mobile applications.

The course introduces you to HTML5 technology, including basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as an introduction to the more complicated new features of HTML5. You will receive hands-on experience building web pages and mobile applications using HTML5.

Course content includes: describing the history and purpose of HTML5 technology; explaining how HTML5 is enhanced with JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); identifying the features and functionalities of HTML5 mobile and web applications; Creating web and mobile applications using HTML5 APIs.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook: Sam’s Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours. Jennifer Kyrnin, Sams Publishing, 2012.

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.


Mobile Applications: iOS6, Self-Paced
41 Hours, Non-Credit, 4.1 CEUs

This course is designed for IT students and professionals who want to build dynamic, commercial-grade applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The course provides you with an introduction to iOS technology, including how to design and build dynamic, commercial-grade mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the iOS mobile user interface and the experience and maintenance of applications. Finally, you will gain an understanding of how to create successful user interfaces for your iOS applications.

Course content includes: describing the process and necessary tools involved in becoming an iOS6 developer; identifying the elements of Xcode's Interface Builder framework used to create a user interface and explaining common features and tasks associated with advanced iOS6 application development.

Textbook (included with cost of tuition): eBook – Sam’s Teach Yourself iOS 6 Application Development in 24 Hours. John Ray, SAMS Publishing, 2013.

Tuition: $299

REGISTER NOW! - Online, phone, fax, mail or in-person

This online course provides you the greatest possible flexibility, with open enrollment dates and up to six months to complete the course.

NOTE: Within 2-3 business days of registration, an e-mail with instructions on how to access this self-paced course will be sent to your HVCC e-mail account.

For more information, call (518) 629-7338 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.