Information Technology Pathway

Have you considered working in desktop support? The Education Fund provides the training you need to make that career change. We’ve partnered with educational providers to offer the Information Technology Pathway, which provides the core skills you need to become an IT professional.


Considering a Career in Information Technology?


  • Information Technology jobs are projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029.*
  • This pathway covers the needs that at least one of our major employer partners prefers in their Desktop Support job candidates.
  • IT professionals work in a variety of healthcare settings such support specialists, help-desk technicians, to telework, or work from their home.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Locations & Dates

Find your region below and click to expand and find out about start dates, program length and more:

Online - California, Nevada and Colorado

Provider: Coastline College Extended Learning Division

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the program is offered each semester.

Program Dates :

  • Spring A Session: January 31 – March 27, 2022
Northwest (Washington and Oregon)

Provider: Portland Community College

Computer Information Systems Certificate

Program Length: 47 units

Program Start Dates: January 10, 2022 – March 27, 2022

Prerequisites: Reading, writing, and math readiness competency exam


Provider: College of Southern Nevada

Health Information Technology Associate Degree

Program Length: 67 units

Program Start Dates: January 18, 2022 – May 15, 2022

Prerequisite: 24 units of General Education/Prerequisite courses


Provider: Community College of Denver

Computer Information Systems Associates Degree

Program Length: 60 units

Program Start Dates: January 18, 2022 – May 9, 2022

Prerequisites: None


Provider: Community College of Aurora

IT Tech and Support Certificate

Program Length: 22 units

Program Start Dates: January 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Prerequisites: None


Network Security Certificate

Program Length: 20 units

Program Start Dates: January 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Prerequisites: None

Get Started

If you’re interested, feel like you might be a good fit and are ready to get started, please schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

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