UC celebrates first CTAP graduates
January 28, 2022
Student Ronald Lewis was the first to receive his certification in CompTIA A+ and was hired by assistant professor adjunct Tonkia Bridges to support the continuing CTAP program.
Jobs in technology are rapidly growing with a great need for trained employees. According to Ohio's Top Jobs List, the starting salary for a Computer User Support Specialist in Ohio is $38,000. A median salary is $49,000. An entry-level position can be a great start to your new career in tech!
The Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program at UC is a way to get the training you need to get a job quickly. In addition to preparing you to earn your industry credentials, you will receive UC career support and help to connect you with prospective employers.
Watch this informational video about the CTAP Program and learn how you can get the no-cost training you need to get a job in tech.
Tips on how to apply: the "APPLY HERE" button takes you to the Department of Ohio Higher Ed application site where the CTAP program is part of Aspire Adult Education. Follow the steps below to find the University of Cincinnati page and apply.
1) Enter "University of Cincinnati" in the search bar.
2) Click on the blue "SELECT" button to bring up the green "START APPLICATION" button.
3) Click on the green "START APPLICATION" button.
Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted with more information on the program and what you need to do to finalize your enrollment. If you have questions, please contact us by email@example.com and we'll be happy to help you.
The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. This program will prepare you for certifications in Word and Excel 2019 and Office 365.
The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) covering the following content:
The certification exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:
This program uses the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, developed by Google and hosted by the Coursera online learning platform. It is designed to prepare the learner for entry-level jobs in IT support.
This program is broken up into 5 courses:
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
WE'LL HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, CONNECTING YOU WITH THE SUPPORT SERVICES YOU NEED.
CTAP PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Director of Aspire & Adjunct Professor, Next Up/CTAP
Emily Aleshire Mulvey, M.A. is a Princeton Review-trained psychometrician who has worked as an educational consultant for 18 years. Emily teaches students the academic skills they need to be a success in college and in their careers.
Larry Hodge is a graduate of UC and the co-founder of Hodge EDU, LLC. He has been providing educational services for students in the Cincinnati area for over a decade, as he believes education is what empower's a student's dream.
Montez Watson is certified in CompTIA A+ and a graduate of the Community Action Agency's tech training program and UC's Azure programs. He understands the challenges students face in tech education and provides instruction and mentorship support.
Coach Tee is a passionate educator and found of NERDS, an organization to inspire the inner nerd in students and address their academic and social needs. She is a graduate of UC with degrees in Chemical Engineering/Tech and Educational Leadership.
Kristen is an experienced technical support analyst and graduate of Per Scholas Ready IT Program. Kristen teaches CompTIA IT Fundamentals training instruction for entry-level IT positions.
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