IHOPE Program Descriptions

Cybersecurity Certificate

Applications to the Cybersecurity Certificate Program are no longer being accepted

The Borough of Manhattan Community College offers a Cybersecurity Program that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their tech skills. The program aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed to protect against cyber threats. With the increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, there is a growing demand for professionals in the field. Mastering cybersecurity can lead to various opportunities in IT, government agencies, and private businesses.

This career opportunity for single parents allows you to earn an A+ certification in 3 months. Learn with ease (only basic computer skills needed)

Provided free of charge:

  • Course Scholarship
  • Childcare Costs
  • Laptop
  • Metrocard
  • Tutoring
  • Career Readiness

What is covered in the Cybersecurity Certificate Program

IHOPE’s Cybersecurity Course consists of two certificates: CompTIA A+ as well as CompTIA Network +

  • The CompTIA A+ course is the starting point for a career in IT. This course will prepare students for IT jobs as a Computer Technical Support Specialist. You will gain hands-on experience and learn how to disassemble and reassemble computers and learn the functions of each component, install Operating Systems, and troubleshoot common hardware and software related problems. Whether you have knowledge of computers or not you can benefit from taking this course. This course will prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam (1101 & 1102) validating your skills as an IT professional.
  • The CompTIA Network+ course is designed to provide a full overview of computer networking. Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This course first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, media, topologies, and hardware. It then provides in depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as:
    • TCP/IP
    • Ethernet
    • wireless transmission
    • virtual networks
    • security
    • troubleshooting

After completing this course and completing the exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot, and manage an existing network. Finally, you will be well-prepared to pass CompTIA’s Network+ N10-007 certification exam.

Basic EKG Certificate

The Certified Electrocardiography or EKG Technician Program prepares students for employment in the healthcare industry. The core components of the program include EKG Fundamentals, preparation for National Healthcare Association® (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam, EKG Clinical and Career Development support. Upon completion of the program, students will sit for the NHA CET exam. EKG Technicians operate noninvasive equipment which print graphic tracings of electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.

Phlebotomy for Health Professionals Certificate

Students prepare for careers as a Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician to work in medical facilities, including hospitals, laboratories, doctors’ offices, home health agencies, research clinics and blood banks. Hands-on training through classroom instruction is offered. Students prepare for the National Health Career Association® (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

This combined 120-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. After successful completion of this course, you may be qualified to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate

Students prepare to care for individuals in nursing homes under the supervision of the nursing and medical staff. Students prepare for the New York State Certified Nurse Aide exam and become CPR certified.

Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate