FARGO — North Dakota State University is offering new online certificates to increase access to technology skills training for industry-recognized programs such as Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, CompTIA and Pega. The courses offered through the partnership will create new pathways to high-earning careers in the technology industry and help meet the workforce needs of the state.
The certifications are designed for students and professionals at any stage of their educational or career journeys. Many of the certification courses offer flexibility to attend when convenient, while providing access to one-on-one mentoring and training from industry-certified instructors.
Courses consist of two tracks, the Accelerator Program and the Emerging Tech Program. The Accelerator Program provides online, asynchronous and instructor-led training courses to help students gain certification in in-demand technologies. The Emerging Tech Program hires, trains and certifies entry-level technology talent over the course of 10-12 weeks, before deploying them at Fortune 500 companies and federal contractors.
Start dates and cost are dependent on the course. A full list of course options is available online at ndsu-catalog.skillstorm.com/.