Jump start your career with a Google Career Certificate scholarship! Prepare for entry level positions in IT support–no college degree or relevant experience required. This scholarship offer is open to Inter-Faith housing program residents and to our community of supporters.
Why Choose the Google IT Support Career Certificate?
• Gain skills required to succeed in an entry-level IT job. There are 340,500 U.S. job openings in IT and a $50,800 average entry-level salary in IT support.
• At under 10 hours per week, you can complete the certificate in less than 6 months.
• Learn to perform day-to-day IT support tasks including computer assembly, wireless networking, installing programs, and customer service.
• Learn how to provide end-to-end customer support, ranging from identifying problems to troubleshooting and debugging.
When your certificate is complete, you can apply for jobs via Google’s no degree job search feature. Many of the nation’s top businesses list vacancies and employment opportunities here first. You can directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya.
Since the IT Support Certificate launched in 2018, 82% of graduates have reported a positive career outcome like a new job, promotion, or raise within 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to be eligible?
Grow with Google career certificate program participants must be at least 18 years old. Certificate program participants do not need prior technical knowledge or experience. A high school diploma is not required.
What is the cost?
Currently, we have scholarships available so the cost will be FREE.
Where do I take the course and what is the course schedule?
The course is online and self-paced.
How long will it take me to complete the career certificate?
Google reports its career certificate courses generally take between 3 and 6 months to complete. It estimates that learners will devote about 10 weeks to each course. Users set their own pace, so the time it takes to finish varies. Google’s certificate program time estimates are conservative averages, based on data collected from past participants and other organizations. Depending on participants’ technical knowledge and the amount of time they can devote to training, some may be able to complete programs in less than 3 to 6 months.
What do I need for the course?
Although most of the course can be completed on your smartphone, you will need access to a computer for some of the quizzes and assignments. If this is an issue, please let us know so that we can try to assist you with this issue.
What if I need assistance with coursework?
Google has designated persons to assist (there is a Google team dedicated to this program). Additionally, Tiffany Jones, Education Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to assist you with any course issues as well.
What are the benefits of this certificate?
This career certificate allows graduates to become gainfully employed as entry level IT support workers. This career certificate can assist graduates with a new career with more freedom and the ability to work remotely. This certificate also allows graduates to share their resumes with Grow with Google’s network of employers via their no degree job search feature. Many of the nation’s top businesses list vacancies and employment opportunities here first.