Applicants who are accepted into one of the programs must be prepared to commit to an intensive 12-month training curriculum. Students will learn in a classroom setting for the first term of the program. About one-third of the way through, they will begin part-time work in the a professional field (information technology, project management, operations, etc.) while finishing up their classroom instruction. Upon the successful completion of the coursework, students receive a certificate from one of our local partner institutions, which include Columbia University, Rutgers University, The University of Akron, University of North Florida, Penn State University, and University of North Carolina Charlotte.