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Information Technology

In IT, it’s not about degrees! What matters is having the right skills. Our hands-on, skills-based training is aimed at both the beginner and the seasoned IT pro. Many of our students already work in IT – an indication that we are training for the right skills. SCC's IT program was created by and is taught by IT workers - not teachers that have never worked in IT. We offer three areas of concentration:

Our tuition rate is a fraction of what a university charges. You’ll get the best training in the right skills for a lot less money! Our training is a key part of preparing for Information Technology certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified DevNet Associate
  • Red Hat Certified System System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • vSphere Foundations Exam
  • VMware Certified Associate – Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

Many IT workers today do not have a degree. What they have are the right skills. I can’t over emphasize the importance of getting the right skills to be successful in IT. That’s not to say that a degree is not worthwhile. If you do not have some sort of degree, then I recommend that you seek a degree as well. In addition, certifications like those listed above are valuable. Just know that it is really about having the right skill set more than anything else. Don’t waste your time training somewhere, if they are not targeting the skills above in a hands-on, skills-based environment. I always tell prospective students to first research the job market by talking to people already working in IT, job shadowing if possible, and searching the job ads. Determine the skills needed. Then go find somewhere that will train you in those skills. That’s what we do!

Contact Mike Fuszner at to get started today.

Cyber Security

SCC’s enhanced Cyber Security program zeroes in on the right skills:

  • IT-172: Digital Forensics – how to properly preserve and gather the evidence or figure out how deep an intrusion was
  • IT-171: Ethical Hacking – the offensive part of the game, or how do hackers hack into a system or network
  • IT-173: Topics in Cyber Security I - prep for CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+)
  • IT-270: Network Security – the defensive part of the game, or configuring firewalls, Intrusion Protection Systems, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) to defend your network and assets
  • IT-271: Penetration Testing – conducting penetration tests to evaluate a company’s security weaknesses
  • IT-273: Topics in Cyber Security II - prep for Microsoft Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)
  • IT-275: CISSP – preparation for the Computer Information Systems Security Professional certification exam – the cert that is most often sought in cyber security job ads

Contact Mike Fuszner at to get started.


St. Charles Community College has partnered with Cisco Systems to work together to train IT professionals – teaching students the skills necessary to program routers and switches and to design, implement and troubleshoot enterprise networks. You'll learn the fundamentals of networking, routing and switching in our state-of-the-art lab by working on real equipment. The Academy prepares you for industry certifications like CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional).

SCC’s Networking program starts at ground zero and takes you through professional level skills. We have been a Cisco Networking Academy for over 20 years.

Contact Mike Fuszner at to get started.

Information Technology

SCC’s Information Technology training focuses on the basic skills that every IT person needs. These include:

  • IT-100: IT Technical Support (CompTIA A+ certification) – building, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
  • IT-110: Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MD-100 & MD-101)
  • IT-210: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-900 & AZ-104)
  • IT-130: Introduction to Linux – SCC is a Red Hat Academy and this class prepares you with basic Linux skills
  • IT-230: Linux Administration – this class coupled with IT-130 teaches the skills required for Red Hat certification – the only Linux certification that most employers are interested in
  • CCNA (IT-151, IT-152, IT-153) – SCC is a Cisco Networking Academy that teaches basic networking concepts along with Cisco routing and switching skills.
  • IT-170: Security Fundamentals – basic security concepts and preparation for CompTIA Security+ certification
  • IT-160: Virtualization Technologies – SCC is a VMware IT Academy that prepares you for several VMware certifications and skills
  • IT-299: Topics in IT – With a focus on cloud technologies, this class teaches Amazon Web Services (AWS) skills that prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and AWS Certified SysOps Administrator associate level exams

Contact Mike Fuszner at to get started.

Transferring Credits to a Four-Year Program?

The four-year program of your choice always has the final say. SCC students find, however, that general education credits transfer quite successfully to most universities. For courses specific to these degrees, there are several options for students to transfer credits towards a four-year degree at universities that are focused on providing the right skills. SCC has specific transfer pathways set up to make an easy pathway to a Bachelor's degree. Contact Mike Fuszner at for more information.

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Class schedule

Click the Class Schedule link above. Then click the purple box labeled View the credit class schedule (live). Finally, scroll down to choose Information Technology.

How much does it cost?

Click the link above to see the current tuition rate and technology fee. Add the two together and multiple by the number of credit hours. That's the total cost related to tuition and fees. In addition, most IT classes require a subscription to a training platform in place of a textbook. You'll find the cost of a degree from SCC to be a fraction of the cost of a degree from a university. And we believe our training is better - not focused on just theory and concepts, but focused on hands-on skills.

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Michael Fuszner,
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