IT Career Pathways

IT Career Pathways Open Lab

  • Nervous about computers? Need help with that resume or job application? Attend our open lab! 

    This time is dedicated to YOU! Our instructor will help you with whatever skills you need help on, including Northstar Digital Literacy, MOS, resume writing, career search, and more! 

    Starts on September 6th.
    Day: Fridays only
    In-person classes: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Microsoft Office Suite Bootcamps

  • Want to know about using Microsoft products in a professional way?

    We offer a multitude of short bootcamp-style classes to run you through basic, moderate, and advanced skills! These three-day, bite-sized classes are intended to let you learn new skills and fine-tune your MOS skills. 

    These courses change weekly. View the schedule here, and start learning today!

    Starts on September 6th
    Days: Tuesday-Thursday
    Hours: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


  • Essential Computer Skills Training:  Want to learn how to use a computer for work and fun?


    • Computer Basics: where students learn fundamental computer skills
    • Internet Basics: where students learn how to effectively and safely use the internet
    • Using Email: where students learn how to use email clients to compose emails
    • Windows: where students learn about special features Windows computers have in common
    • Microsoft Word: where students learn about word processing
    • Microsoft Excel: where students will learn how to use an Excel spreadsheet
    • Microsoft PowerPoint: where students will learn about PowerPoint presentations

    All classes are free!  For more information or to register, call 651-621-6250 or email

    Class schedule:

    Dates: September 6th through January 13th 2023
    Days: Monday - Thursday
    In-person evening classes: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CompTIA Security

  • This course covers:

    • Attacks, threats and vulnerabilities
    • Architecture and design
    • Implementation
    • Operations and incident response
    • Governance, risk and compliance

    Careers that use this certification:

    • Security administrator
    • IT Project manager
    • Systems administrator
    • Helpdesk manager/analyst
    • Network/cloud engineer
    • Security engineer/analyst
    • DevOps/software developer
    • IT Auditors

    For more information or to register, call 651-621-6250 or email

    Class schedule: Check back Summer 2023 for this course!

CompTIA A Certification

  • Looking for a solid, growing career field?

    In this course, you will:

    • Learn how to install and upgrade an operating system
    • Install and image virtual machines
    • Manage data storage
    • Learn about and manage peripheral devices
    • Learn about safety and maintenance
    • Learn about assembly and disassembly of hardware
    • Learn about computer networks Learn about internet security
    • Learn to troubleshoot

    For more information or to register, call (651) 621-6250 or email

    Starts on September 6th-January 13th
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Hours: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

CompTIA Network

  • Get involved in a great career opportunity! 

    CompTIA Network+ Curriculum includes:

    • Design and implement functional networks
    • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
    • Use devices (IE switches and routers) to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
    • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
    • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
    • Troubleshoot network problems
    • Support creation of virtual networks

    Potential Careers:

    • Junior Network
    • Administrator
    • Computer Technician
    • Network Field Technician
    • Help Desk Technician
    • Junior System Engineer
    • System Engineer
    • IS Consultant
    • Network Support
    • Specialist
    • Network Field Engineer
    • Network Analyst

    For more information or to register, call (651)-621-6250 or email

    Starts on September 6th-January 13th
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Hours: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM