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Collin College will offer Google's IT Support Certificate program in the 2018-2019 school year.

Collin College will offer Google's IT Support Certificate program in the 2018-2019 school year.

Collin College will soon offer Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate program, which teaches individuals how to become information technology support professionals. Collin College is one of 25 colleges in the nation to offer the program in the 2018-19 school year.

Officials at the college said they do not have many details yet, including how many students can take the course or exactly when the course will begin. However, the certificate program will last approximately eight months.

As part of Grow with Google, the program is designed to create more economic opportunities for Americans and to provide students with the training and experience they need to begin a career in IT support through hands-on assessments and teaching students troubleshooting techniques.

Students who complete the certificate program can directly seek a job with more than 20 top employers who are looking to hire IT support talent.


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