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Howard Community College to Offer Google IT Support Professional Certification

Brand-New Training Program Offered for Free for Limited Time

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College will offer Google Information Technology (IT) Support Professional Certification to prepare community members for an in-demand career in an essential field. With a commitment of at least five hours per week, this career training can be completed in less than six months and is designed for anyone seeking for an entry-level position in IT.

For a limited time, Howard Community College is offering the online program at no cost to students who enroll. The program is open to all interested students, but is designed to support the educational needs of displaced workers, veterans, and career changers. To be successful in the program, students must have basic computer data entry skills and Internet access. No degree is required.

The program, offered in partnership with Google, includes a mix of video lectures, interactive quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets. The program’s five courses focus on networking, operating systems, security, system administration, troubleshooting, and customer service. Once students complete the program, they will be prepared for a position as an entry-level IT support specialist, doing in-person or remote work for a small company or a large enterprise organization.

Students may also choose to increase their skills by taking the college’s A+ certification course. Once students take and pass the Comp TIA A+ certification exam, they will have earned a CompTIA and Google dual credential. The A+ certification course does have a tuition charge.

Space is limited, so interested students are encouraged to start their application process as soon as possible. Contact for more information or visit

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