Information Technology (IT)
IT Fundamentals A+
The IT Fundamentals+ curriculum will kick start your career in IT by building the necessary foundational technical skills for success. Prepare to begin a career in IT or continue with us in a future training to gain additional certifications.
Suitable for all levels ?
Monday through Friday
Upcoming course dates
September 21st, 2020
Application Due September 7th
- Due to COVID-19, all courses are currently listed as remote. As in-person training resumes, we will notify each applicant of any changes to the venue of their course.
This training aims to provide the participant with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level position as a Systems Administrator or SysAdmin. Starting salaries vary greatly, but the average is about $30,000 per year.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use.
Applicants with all levels of experience in tech are encouraged to apply.
While anyone may apply for this course, some technical background may be helpful.
While these courses may include either intermediate or advanced material, technical knowledge specified in these listings will be required as a prerequisite for applicants to be considered for admission.
CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.
The Google IT Support Professional Certificate introduces learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. No prior experience is required.
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud and start a career in cloud computing.
As a response to COVID-19, Per Scholas courses have moved to a remote learning environment. As we return to training sites, upcoming courses may be moved to in-person classrooms. We will be in-touch with applicants after you have applied to provide updates on any changes to future courses.
We can help with course selection, and answer questions about eligibility requirements and special circumstances. Contact an admissions team member
Meet Our Graduates
I peaked in my previous career and was ready for a change. I have always loved computer science but thought it was just for college kids out in California. But if you study hard, you can make it!
- Eligibility Requirements
Admission to Per Scholas is needs-based. You may qualify if you:
- Ages 18 and older
- High school diploma or GED
- Interest in pursuing a career in Tech
- 8th to 10th grade reading level
- U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
- Women, youth, and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Ready to Apply?
Apply to Per Scholas by completing our online application. Once you have submitted an application, our Recruitment and Admissions team will follow-up directly and support your application and interview process virtually.
Technical and career development resources available at no additional cost to help you develop the skills you need for the job you want.
In-Person courses offer each trainee their own lab-based computer workstation for the entire course. Breakout spaces to socialize and study are also available.
Ongoing Support and Professional Development
Career development and wraparound support services such as financial coaching, case management, and emergency financial support services.
Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match employer hiring candidate profiles.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kinds of jobs can I get after completing this training?
A wide variety: everything from working in an office supporting other computer users to helping manage a global corporate network or becoming a field technician installing and servicing remote locations.
They all fall into the general categories of IT infrastructure management and desktop support.
Infrastructure management involves keeping computer systems running smoothly and securely at all times.
Desktop support means helping other people—whether customers or employees—use computer systems and software effectively.
Starting salaries vary greatly, but the average is about $30,000 per year.
- How can the course be free? Are there hidden fees?
Most people who learn about us think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it’s true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals.
The costs you can prepare for include transportation or childcare—expenses that take care of you so you can focus on your studies.
- Who is CompTIA?
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is an association that represents the international technology community. We have partnered with its Creating IT Futures Foundation to create the IT-Ready Network and open new training sites around the country.
The instruction we provide prepares you for the testing services offered by CompTIA. A CompTIA certificate gives employers proof that you have mastered a particular set of IT skills.
- What professional certifications can I earn?
You will prepare to earn the CompTIA A+ IT Fundamentals and A+ certifications. As a Per Scholas graduate, you may have access to advanced certifications as well. These exams cost money, but Per Scholas pays the fee for you.
- I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?
Yes. Per Scholas courses are approved for people receiving unemployment insurance, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. Your benefits should not be affected. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us.
- I meet other requirements, but I am not a U.S. citizen and haven’t received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we can refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.
- I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?
We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact us at [email protected] or (404) 793-2309 to discuss your specific situation and needs.
- Does Per Scholas have a Non-Discrimination policy?
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.