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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. 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 Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Routing & Switching)
  • CCNA Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Red Hat Certified System System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 10
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • 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)

The majority of 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 worth attaining. 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 focused 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:

  • CPC-160: Security Fundamentals – basic cyber security concepts (prep for CompTIA Security+ certification)
  • CPC-161: Digital Forensics – how to properly preserve and gather the evidence or figure out how deep an intrusion was
  • CPC-162: Ethical Hacking – the offensive part of the game, or how do hackers hack into a system or network
  • CPC-245: CCNA 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
  • CPC-261: Penetration Testing – conducting penetration tests to evaluate a company’s security weaknesses
  • CPC-262: 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 – not outdated equipment that you may have to buy yourself. The Academy prepares you for industry certifications like CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician), CCNA Routing and Switching (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and CCNA Security.

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

  • CPC-107: IT Technical Support (CompTIA A+ certification) – building, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
  • CPC-125: Windows Desktop Operating Systems (MCSA) – preparation for Windows 10 certifications and skills
  • CPC-202: Windows Server and Active Directory – preparation for Windows Server 2016 certifications and skills
  • CPC-180: Introduction to Linux – SCC is a Red Hat Academy and this class prepares you with basic Linux skills
  • CPC-260: Linux Administration – this class coupled with CPC-180 teaches the skills required for Red Hat certification – the only Linux certification that most employers are interested in
  • CCNA (CPC-170, CPC-171, CPC-172, CPC-173) – SCC is a Cisco Networking Academy that teaches basic networking concepts along with Cisco routing and switching skills.
  • CPC-160: Security Fundamentals – basic security concepts and preparation for ComptTIA Security+ certification
  • CPC-290: Virtualization Technologies – SCC is a VMware IT Academy that prepares you for several VMware certifications and skills
  • CPC-299: Topics in IT – With a focus on cloud technologies, this class teaches CompTIA Cloud+ and Amazon Web Services (AWS) skills

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. Contact Mike Fuszner at for more information.

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Class schedule

Click the purple box labeled View the credit class schedule (live). Do not choose the Term drop-down. Instead input a Starting and Ending date, such as the following:

Fall semester classes: 8/15/2018 – 12/31/2018
Spring semester classes: 1/1/2019 – 5/31/2019
Summer semester classes: 5/25/2018 – 8/5/2018

Under Subjects, choose CPC – Cmptrs-Networking (CPC).

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