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IT Academy

Randolph Community College is a member of several very reputable and globally recognized Information Technology academies. We are devoted to bringing our students the most up-to-date material for what is being primarily used in industry. We take a hands-on approach by providing each student with a virtual environment to perform our labs anytime of day. The partnered academies also provide RCC, and our students, several useful resources from discount vouchers for certification exam testing to a fully licensed firewall appliance virtual machine. Try some of our free self-paced courses delivered through our Cisco and Palo Alto Networks Academies. Click any of the academy partners below for more information.

CISCO Networking Academy Logo
Beginning, intermediate and advanced courses involving network system concepts, configuring routers, switches and much more. Security courses on the diverse methods of thwarting potential threats. Click here for more information.
CompTIA Authorized Academy Logo
As a member of the CompTIA Academic Partner Program, Randolph Community College offers our students in Information Technology classes, substantial resources for preparing for the globally recognized and vendor-neutral certifications offered by CompTIA. Click here for more information. 

EC Council Academia Partner LogoCourses discussing protection, detection, and mitigation of potential threats on a network. Students will become familiar with network components, traffic, performance, utilization, etc. as well as the discovery of a network’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems. Students will use popular software tools as a malicious hacker but in an ethical manner. Click here for more information

Microsoft IT Academy LogoStudents will be exposed to the latest operating systems available from Microsoft and have hands-on laboratory practicles involving their configurations. By being a member of the Microsoft IT Academy, students have access to several free software packages from Microsoft. Click here for more information. 
Beginning and intermediate classes involving the installation, configuration, and management of a Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall. Students will receive their own fully licenses virtual firewall to practice the concepts learned at their home. Click here for more information. 
VMWare IT Academy Logo
Students will learn how to install, configure, and manage a VMware vSphere infrastructure. Courses will have students creating virtual machines, virtual networks, clones, snapshots, and solve troubleshooting issues through analytics and alerts from the system. Click here for more information. 


As cloud technologies continue to help organizations transform at a rapid pace, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn data, cloud computing is the number one hard skill companies need most.
AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. Our curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries. More information to come.


Whether you’re just getting started or want to take the next step in the high-growth field of IT, professional certificates from Google can help you gain in-demand skills. You’ll learn about troubleshooting, customer support, system administration, Data Analytics, Python, Projects and more. More information to come.