Career Training Program

New Horizons of Albany 
15 Cornell Road 
Latham, NY 12110 
Tel: 518-452-6444 
Fax: 518-452-8099 
Internet: www.nhalb.com 


Whether you are new to Information Technology or a seasoned professional looking to move your career in a new direction, the Career Development Programs at New Horizons are designed with YOU in mind. Despite tough economic times, job growth and prospects in Information Technology remain strong. Our programs are designed to prepare you for real-world skills that employers are looking for today. Our programs include:

Security Specialist (Approx. 2 months to complete)

The Security Specialist Program helps students with existing IT experience differentiate themselves
in today's competitive job market by preparing to achieve their CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA
Advanced Security Practitioner certifications resulting in higher earning potential. After mastering
CompTIA’s vendor-neutral approach to Security students of this program will be better prepared for
advancing their careers. With the rise of global information security threats, organizations are
looking for individuals with validated cybersecurity skills.

Microsoft Office Specialist (Approx. 2 months to complete)

The Microsoft Office Specialist program help student differentiate themselves in today's competitive
job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in
higher earning potential. Certified individuals have increased competence and productivity with
Microsoft Office skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Students of this program will be
better prepared for advancing their careers with an employer relying on Microsoft Office Applications.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Approx. 2 months to complete)

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Program helps students with existing IT experience
differentiate themselves in today's competitive job market by preparing to achieve their Cisco
Certified Network Associate certification, resulting in higher earning potential. As a Cisco Certified
Network Associate, students from this program will specialize in the ability to install, configure,
operate, and troubleshoot medium-size enterprise level router and switched networks. This includes
design implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN, basic mitigation of
security threats, and introduction to wireless networking. Students of this program will be better
prepared for advancing their career with any employer relying on Cisco networking devices.

Network and Systems Technician (Approx. 3 months to complete)

The Network and Systems Technician Program helps prepare students for exploring the Information
Technology field without previous experience. This entry level program introduces students to the
two basic courses the larger Career Development Programs build upon. Students of this program
will be better prepared for entry-level technical opportunities that include installing and maintaining
network hardware, operating systems and software.

Desktop Support Technician (DST) (Approx 4 months to complete)

The Desktop Support Technician program helps prepare students for entering the Information
Technology field without previous experience. As a desktop support technician, graduates from this
program will be marketable for entry-level technical opportunities that include installing and
maintaining network hardware, operating systems and software. Graduates of this program will also
be prepared to begin a career path leading to Desktop Support Technician or Network Technician.

Network and Systems Specialist (Approx. 5 months to complete)

The Network and Systems Specialist program helps prepare students for entering the Information
Technology field without previous experience. As a Network and Systems Specialist, graduates
from this program will be marketable for entry to mid-level technical opportunities that specialize in
network administration. Graduates of this program will be prepared to begin a career path leading
to Network and Systems Specialist or Network Infrastructure Administrator.

System Administrator (SA) (Approx. 7 months to complete)

The Systems Administrator program helps prepare students for entering the Information Technology
field without previous experience. As a Systems Administrator, graduates from this program will be
marketable for entry to mid-level technical opportunities that specialize in operating systems and
server administration. Graduates of this program will be prepared to begin a career path leading to
Systems Administrator or LAN Administrator

Security and Network Infrastructure Specialist (SNIS) (Approx. 10 months to complete)

The Security and Network Infrastructure Specialist program helps prepare students for entering the
Information Technology field without previous experience. As a Security and Network Infrastructure
Specialist, graduates from this program will be marketable for entry to mid-level technical opportunities
that specialize in network administration w/an emphasis in security. Graduates of this program are
prepared to begin a career path leading to Sr. Network Administrator or Security Specialist.

 

New Horizons of Albany is an equal opportunity educational institution and admits students to all its programs and facilities without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin or age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, loan programs, placement service and other school-administered programs. The facility can accommodate the handicapped with its street level entry. 

SCHOOL AND OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday- Sunday Closed

START DATES

New Horizons of Albany has a rolling enrollment. Classes start every week so you don't have to wait for a new semester to begin. There must be a minimum of 3 students enrolled for the class to start each week.

ADMISSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Admission Requirements

The purpose of the admissions process is to assist prospective students by providing the information necessary to determine a successful career path. Education Consultants interview applicants on campus to assist students in determining whether the Career Development Programs or Professional Development Program offered meet their individual career objectives. During the interview process, the Education Consultant will review and evaluate the applicant's career history, education history, and goals to assess the candidate's potential for academic success. 

An applicant must be at least 18 years of age and be capable of demonstrating the ability to benefit from the programs offered at New Horizons. All applicants are required to possess a high school diploma or its legal equivalent. Students must provide a copy o(their high school transcript or a copy of their Certificate of High School Equivalency to New Horizons upon admission to a Career or Professional Development Program. 

Students must show that they have the basic knowledge necessary for the program during an interview prior to enrollment. Previous work, certifications, or training experience may allow a student to be exempt from some courses in a program. An Education Consultant will assist the student in determining whether he/she qualifies for such exemption (see Transfer of Previous Clock Hours). 

Prior to admission, each applicant must complete a Wonderlic Scholastic Level exam administered by the institution. Applicants must score a minimum of 17 to be eligible to enroll. Applicants who score less than the minimum score may still be enrolled based on an admissions panel review. 

A student wishing to apply for enrollment may audit one session of an applications or technical class prior to entering the program at no cost to determine if the program is something he/she wants to pursue. 

All prospective students must complete and sign a Technical Education Enrollment Agreement and provide photo identification. The School Director reviews all applications to determine final enrollment eligibility. Students will be notified within two weeks of application of their acceptance status. 

Each student is assigned an Education Consultant that interviews the student prior to any program. The Education Consultant will continue to monitor the students' progress. An Education Consultant is available for all students for program assistance while they are in attendance. 

Any student applying for admission requiring special needs in regards to facilities, enrollment, or training should request appropriate assistance at time of application. New Horizons will work to accommodate the requests as long as they are within reasonable capabilities of the facilities, faculty and staff. Animals and people of assistance for visually impaired and hearing impaired are always permitted on campus for students with such needs. 

For more information or to register, contact Jason Krolak at 518-452-6444 or email him at jkrolak@nhupstate.com