Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Pre-Apprenticeship Online Training Programs


Arkansans who want to start a career in information technology can apply for Pre-Apprentice Programs offered through a partnership between the University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development, the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, the Arkansas Center for Data Science, and the Northwest Arkansas Council. Courses in these programs will prepare individuals for a job or apprenticeship.

Individuals who qualify for grant funding can complete program courses at no cost. Courses are available online, and many offer participants the choice between two methods of instruction, depending on what best fits their needs. One is a shorter program with access to an instructor, and the other is a longer, self-paced program with no access to an instructor.

Upon successful completion of a Pre-Apprenticeship Program, participants can apply for a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program offered by the Arkansas Center for Data Science with curriculum provided by U of A Professional and Workforce Development.

 

Who Qualifies?

  • Arkansas residents that are 18 years of age or older
  • Holds a high school diploma or GED
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Registered with Selective Service (if applicable - if not already registered, can register to qualify)

 

How to Apply

Interested individuals must apply through an Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville or Rogers.

  1. Download the application  
  2. Complete the application (be sure that all required sections are completed - incomplete applications will be delayed)
  3. Submit the application along with the required documentation to James Moss at jmoss@nwaedd.org.

- OR -

To apply in-person, contact the Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville, or the Arkansas Workforce Center in Rogers. Let them know you would like to make an appointment with a Career Advisor.

 

After you have submitted your application:

  • An Arkansas Workforce Center Career Advisor will review your application and follow up with you as needed.
  • Once your application is approved, an Arkansas Workforce Center will notify U of A Professional and Workforce Development.
  • A U of A Professional and Workforce Development staff member will contact you with instructions regarding how to register and begin your Pre-Apprenticeship program.
  • Upon successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship course work, you will receive further information on how to proceed with your US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program Application and new employment in the IT sector as facilitated by the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences.

 

FAQs

Any Arkansas resident who feels they may qualify is encouraged to apply.

Once you have submitted your completed application and all required documentation, you should hear from your Career Advisor within 1 week (5 business days).

There may be opportunities to take multiple classes. Your Career Advisor will address this with you.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship program upon completion of the pre-apprenticeship.

James Moss
Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District
479-587-7230
jmoss@nwaedd.org

Yes, U of A Professional and Workforce Development course and programs are available to the public. Please view our complete listing of course options.

 

Online Training Programs


Cloud Computing

24 course hours

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials exam is an industry standard that demonstrates to employers that you know the basics of the Linux operating system. You'll learn about the open source software movement, and how the various types of open source software licensing differ. The course walks you through the basics of all the Linux distributions but focuses on the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS distribution. Upon completion of the course you will be prepared to pass the certification exam.

 

Database Development

24 course hours

This course will guide you step-by-step through all the phases of a database system development project to guarantee that the resulting product will not only work as it is designed to work, but also that the design truly responds to user needs.

70 course hours

While Oracle uses a standard SQL like other major databases, PL/SQL is specific to Oracle. PL/SQL is a procedural language with variables, conditions, loops, subprograms, stored procedures, and functions. By course completion, you will understand and know how to use PL/SQL’s main features, including declaring, naming, and assigning variables.

48 course hours

Learn how to use the Oracle database management system and gain experience with Oracle’s PL/SQL language.

56 course hours

Mastering Oracle SQL is one of today’s most marketable programming skills for end-to-end developers. This course covers the basics of Oracle SQL. You will learn the fundamentals, including queries, procedures, and functions through hands-on assignments. By course completion, your SQL skills will be on par with industry standards.

48 course hours

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. Then practice designing, writing, and testing complex SQL queries to execute on a practice database using SQL Server Express.

 

Developer

72 course hours

Learn to create state-of-the-art responsive websites that are fully optimized for mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, and desktops using modern CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript.

72 course hours

Master the essentials of programming in Java and XML, including object-oriented programming and interface design in Java and controlling formatting, displaying graphics, and managing documents in XML.

 

Networking

72 course hours

Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in an exciting and fast-growing field.

Programming Languages

28 course hours

This course will teach you how to use the world’s most popular framework for building responsive, mobile-forward sites.

48 course hours

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with C#, the in-demand and incredibly useful programming language that incorporates the best features of Visual Basic, C++, and Java.

24 course hours

This project-oriented course with teach you to program with C++.

72 course hrs

Learn to create state-of-the-art websites using modern CSS3 and HTML 5 techniques.

48 course hours

Learn Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. Start with the basics of programming and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops.

24 course hours

Build on your knowledge of HTML and CSS by learning to add interactivity to your web pages with JavaScript code and JQuery.

48 course hours

Learn how to create interactive websites, including how to create an interactive online store complete with an online catalog of products.

24 course hours

This course will provide the fundamentals of computer programming in Python 3 with topics that include basic decisions and loops, advanced data structures, object-oriented programming, and graphical user interfaces.

28 course hours

Learn how to use Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) to create powerful style sheets quickly and efficiently.

48 course hours

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. Then practice designing, writing, and testing complex SQL queries to execute on a practice database using SQL Server Express.

48 course hours

Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. In this course, you'll learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic language and development environment.

 

Security

24course hours

Learn the fundamentals of PC and network security as you install and configure a firewall.




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