Columbus

Per Scholas Columbus offers free hands-on technology training to students throughout Columbus. It is accessible by COTA and is located in Downtown Columbus.

Per Scholas Columbus

215 N. Front Street.
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Phone: (614) 824-4777

Per Scholas Columbus

215 N. Front Street.
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Phone: (614) 824-4777

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Columbus Courses


Systems Support

IT Support in Columbus

IT Support offers the opportunity to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and the CompTIA A+ certification, equipping you with the knowledge to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs. Recommended starting point for learners with no previous tech work experience or coursework.

We know life continues while you’re enrolled at Per Scholas. Learners enrolled in a full-time IT Support course at Per Scholas Columbus can apply for a Zero Percent Loan from Ascent to pay for personal expenses while training with Per Scholas. Learn more in the FAQs.

Certifications CompTIA A+, Google IT Support Professional Certificate

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Systems Support

Women of Color in Data Center Powered by TEKsystems

Columbus is a data-center hub, so get the skills you need to take full advantage of opportunities at top companies. Gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience needed to become a Data Center Technician. Technical Knowledge or Experience Recommended.

Certifications CISCO Network Essentials, OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification, OSHA NFPA 70E

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Tech Fundamentals TWOC

Per Scholas is proud to team up with the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services to launch the Tech Women of Color (TWOC) training in Columbus. The Tech Fundamentals TWOC course is designed for women and offers the opportunity to earn the CISCO IT Essentials and Networking Essentials certifications, equipping you with the knowledge to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs.

Certifications CISCO IT Essentials, CISCO Network Essentials

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Meet Tammy Johnson

Per Scholas taught me the skills and discipline to build a true technology-focused career. Today I work at Google, which is the most amazing outcome I can imagine. And you can bet I’m teaching my two sons how to thrive!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is free IT training?

Per Scholas’ free IT training is a program designed to provide tuition-free training in various aspects of information technology to residents of the Columbus area. This training is open to anyone who wants to unlock their potential, skills, and knowledge in the field, regardless of their prior experience or financial resources. We’re able to provide free training through grant funding and do not ever ask for payment or income sharing from our graduates.

Which free IT courses are available in Columbus?

Our free IT course programs in Columbus are always changing as we are constantly building new opportunities and course offerings to serve our learners and the market in your community. To stay up to date on the courses offered in your area, please check the location page above.

Are the free IT courses available online or in-person in Columbus?

Per Scholas offers our tuition-free training in-person, remote, and hybrid, depending on the courses in Columbus. Our course schedule constantly changes as we schedule our 3-4 month sessions, including whether courses are online or in-person. Please refer to your location’s current course schedule above and individual course page to see if the course you are interested in is remote, in-person, or hybrid.

How can I apply for the tuition-free program in Columbus?

To apply for our tuition-free IT programs in Columbus, you can visit our website and fill out our eligibility form. Our admissions team will review your application and reach out to you with more information about the program and the next steps to unlocking your potential.

Are there any prerequisites for the free IT certification programs in Columbus?

Each Per Scholas training program has its own prerequisites, which are listed on our course pages. We encourage you to review any requirements prior to applying to free IT programs in Columbus.

Are the free IT training programs open to everyone in Columbus?

Our free IT training program in Columbus is open to anyone who meets the income requirements, wants to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of information technology, and is a resident of the Columbus metro area. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels to apply and join our community of learners in Columbus.

How long are the tuiton-free IT courses in Columbus?

Our courses in Columbus are 12-16 weeks (3-4 months), depending on the course. The time commitment includes full-time (40 hours per week), Monday-Friday.

Is Per Scholas a paid opportunity?

Per Scholas does not pay learners to attend training. This is because we offer up to $15k of cost-free training to each learner as well as 2 years of additional training opportunities, coaching, and professional development. On a case-by-case basis, our learners may be eligible for direct financial assistance. Each learner has a dedicated Learner Support Manager and Financial Coach to support them throughout the course and determine if they are able to receive additional financial resources when available.

Does Per Scholas help you get a job?

Per Scholas has partnerships with employers in each market in which we operate, where our learners and alumni have the opportunity to connect with our hiring partners. Alternatively, if you’re interested in hiring a Per Scholas graduate, visit enterprise.perscholas.org.

Can I hire a Per Scholas graduate?

If you’re interested in hiring a Per Scholas graduate, visit enterprise.perscholas.org.

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