Attend an orientation:
- OAKLAND - 1212 BROADWAY AVE, SUITE 400
Across the street from the Oakland City Center
TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 10:30 AM - 1 PM
- SAN PABLO - 2300 EL PORTAL DRIVE, SUITE C
Next to the San Pablo Public Library
FRIDAYS 10:30 AM - 1 PM
- SAN JOSE / Silicon Valley *
San Jose City College (Workforce Institute):
600 S Bascom Ave
Goodwill Industries: 1080 N 7th St
* Call 510-978-4541 for orientation dates
NEW Students: Appy Now!
Returning Students: Do NOT submit application. Please contact the enrollment team.
Call for information 510-234-1300 ext. 104
Below is the complete list of current Stride Center class offerings.
Click HERE to download the Course Calendar!
A+ PC Technician
The A+ course is designed for individuals who are seeking an IT career in technical support. It is recommended that before beginning the A+ training that applicants have some foundational knowledge of computer technologies and the aptitude to learn a large volume of information in a relatively short period of time.
- Operating systems including Windows, Linux, Apple, iOS & Android
- Mobile Devices
- Stride Center Career Navigation (life and professional skills)
Completion and certification of this course documents and validates foundational-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the ever-expanding field of Information Technology.
Advance Technical Certifications
IT careers demand ongoing skills refreshing and updating. The field is rich with options for technical certifications. The Stride Center offers a focused offering of advanced technical certifications designed to enhance graduate’s competitive position in the field. The Stride Center offers CompTIA’s Network + certification and Security+ certification, both very valuable and relevant technical certifications for today’s job market.
Network+ certification in 11 weeks
Security+ certification in 11 weeks
“CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks. CompTIA Network+ certified individuals are in-demand worldwide.”
- Network concepts
- Network installation & configuration
- Network media and topologies
- Network management
- Network security
CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.”
- Network security
- Compliance and operational security
- Threats and vulnerabilities
- Application, data and host security
- Access control and identity management
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching
CCNA manages local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) that use Cisco routers and switches.