“At IBM alone, they intend to hire about 25,000 professionals in the next four years in the United States. Due to the evolving nature of technology, many of these IBM jobs do not require a four-year degree, and will be filled by people with a diverse range of backgrounds and qualifications.”
–U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
These “new collar” jobs are ones that require some specialized education (typically in a technical field), but not a four-year college degree. While a four-year degree is a good path for some students and is still a minimum requirement for some fields, the relationship between business and education is changing. Many businesses realize that requiring a four-year degree as a minimum for employment decreases their ability to put enough of the right people in the right jobs at the right time, which ultimately impacts the business’s ability to achieve its goals.
Build the skills and knowledge you need for today’s and tomorrow’s career opportunities with a focused IT education. Follow a path that leads to a high-demand IT job role at a fraction of the time and cost of a college degree.
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You Will Focus on Skills for a Specific IT Job Role
Choose a career opportunity from among seven (7) IT roles in five (5) Pathways.
- Network Technician
- Technical Support Specialist
- Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
- Regression Tester
- Associate Web Developer
- Digital Marketing Assistant
- Project Management Office (PMO) Analyst
You Will be Engaged with Active Learning
NuPaths’ Active Learning RotationsTM creates a learning experience that goes beyond the traditional whole group instruction that you are used to in educational settings.
Research from Montana State University shows that pass rates rose to 81% from 63% for math and to 86% from 65% for introductory statistics when students were in more active learning classrooms verses traditional lecture hall style rooms.
Instructors in an active learning classroom spend less time behind the podium and more time consulting and leading group activities.
Students do more than just listen. You’ll read, write, discuss, solve problems and be engaged in your personalized learning.
And, employers will see the benefits of active learning. The nature of work today is more collaborative, technical and global. Organizations need employees who are flexible, collaborative, creative, and technical.
You Will Achieve Meaningful Outcomes
When you successfully complete a role-based NuPaths’ curriculum you will have more than a series of disconnected IT courses. Upon successful completion, you will:
- Be prepared for an entry-level IT role
- Have industry recognized IT certifications for increased employment and earning power
- Have a project for your portfolio that highlights your readiness for an IT job role
- Receive a certificate of completion from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
- Receive college credits that can be applied toward future degree completion