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The college offers noncredit certificates and other learning opportunities to support professionals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.

We provide innovative, accessible and relevant continuing education offerings aligned with local workforce needs, including:

Information Technology Academy
The University of Baltimore's continuing education program offers a series of cohort learning sessions in which students gain specialized knowledge in high-demand fields, preparing them for immediate success in the workplace. These sessions support student learning related to information technology and security in such areas as Network Engineering, Information Technology Security Auditing & Cyber Forensic Investigation, Database Management, Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology Project Management. The academy is particularly relevant for students in UB's undergraduate Forensic Studies program and graduate Forensic Science - High Technology Crime program.

Fall 2016 Learning Sessions

  • CompTIA A+ Certification (4 CEUs)

    Learn everything you need to know in order to serve as the only Technology Professional for a small business or non-profit organization. Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, manage, and upgrade all hardware and software in the organization. Setup, configure, manage and troubleshoot networking equipment: NICs, Routers, Switches, and Cables.

    Prepare for the premier Information Technology Certification exam, CompTIA’s A+ certification, making each student a certified Information Technology Support Specialists.

    14 sessions
    Tuition: $2,500 Lab Fee: $50
    CA6529
       Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 16-Oct. 6(classroom lab)

    textbook:
    CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 Cert Guide by Mike Meyers
    (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

  • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)

    The CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a qualified networking professional. Microsoft includes CompTIA Network+ in their Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program, and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco and HP also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks. CompTIA Network+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification considered by many employers as a prerequisite for entry-level IT employment in the area of IT networks. Network+ certification signifies that the individual is capable of performing tasks such as installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of common networking systems. CompTIA Network+ certification serves as a solid foundation for other networking and IT certification programs offered by vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco. ATI's hands-on Network+ class not only prepares you for certification, we also give you the tools needed for on-the-job success. This course prepares you for CompTIA's Network+ certification N10-006.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $75
    CN5287
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 15-Oct. 5 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook:
     CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Cert Guide by Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
    (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)
  • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)

    CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: Network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, cryptography. CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. ATI's scenario based labs offered in the Security+ course ensures that you learn the concepts tools and procedures needed to react to various security incidents at a workplace. This course prepares you for CompTIA's Security+ certification SY0-401.

    20 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $50
    CS6527
      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 16-Oct. 6 *hybrid (online lecture/classroom lab)

    textbook: CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide by Darril Gibson
  • Cisco Interconnecting Network Devices Part 1: ICND1 (3 CEUs)

    The 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the CCENT certification and a tangible first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on the Operation of IP Data Networks; LAN Switching Technologies; IP Addressing (IPv4 & IPv6); IP Routing Technologies; IP Services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs); Network Device Security; Basic Troubleshooting.

    12 sessions
    Tuition: $2,000 Lab Fee: $50
    IN6524
       Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 15-Oct. 5 (classroom lab)

    textbook:
     CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide 1st Edition by Wendell Odom
    (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

Fall 2016 Complete Program Tracks

  • Information Technology Network Engineer (12 CEUs)

    Industry certifications that can be obtained: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCENT, CISCO CCNA

    As computers grow in complexity and their applications expand, so does the need for qualified individuals to work with them. Technicians who can properly install and upgrade computer systems, as well as troubleshoot hardware and operating system problems are in ever-increasing demand. Students enrolled in the Information Technology Network Engineer program will be trained to install, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and systems as well as set up, configure, and support network infrastructure. Students will be able to act as the liaison for user concerns and needs, and to act as representatives for information Technology (IT) departments.

    course code: IE3268
    tuition: $7,600
    lab fee: $150
    books and publications: $100
    schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 16-Dec.15

  • Cyber Security Information Assurance (12 CEUs)

    Industry certifications that can be obtained: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, Vulnerability Management (tools).

    As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is emerging demand for highly skilled information-security specialists and sophisticated practitioners in Cyber Security well versed in the science of protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies — computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance & legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security.

    course code: CSP611
    tuition: $7,750
    lab fee: $75
    books and publications: $100
    schedule:
     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 16-Dec. 15

Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program
Offered through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the program gives managers and supervisors a leg up through a nationally accredited leadership development program that focuses on the comprehensive, applied management skills needed to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st century. The 14-month, nonresidential program is geared toward state, local and nonprofit employees who supervise or manage employees or large projects.

Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland
The academy is a 40-hour, academically-based education and training program that covers a broad array of topics in victimology, victim's rights and services and victim advocacy throughout the criminal and juvenile processes. Led and coordinated by School of Criminal Justice faculty and staff, the award-winning academy also sponsors advanced trainings for victim service professionals and victim advocates and provides additional networking opportunities through its alumni association.