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Personalized Learning

Complete the courses online at your own pace while getting credit for what you already know.

Personalized IT is designed to help you master the skills you need while allowing you to test out of the skills you know.

  • Complete the courses online at your own pace with an extensive support system including: instructor, tutoring and helpdesk resources.
  • Receive personalized academic support.
  • Earn credit for what you already know, and focus on only the new skills you want.

What is competency-based education?

The competency-based education (CBE) format allows you to advance based on your ability to master skills or competencies at your own pace. It measures learning rather than time. You progress by demonstrating that you have mastered the knowledge and skills required for a particular course. 

What are competencies?

Competencies are statements that describes the desired knowledge, skills, and behaviors of a student completing a course.


CompTIA A+

IT 120- CompTIA A+ Practical Applications

ELEC 186- CompTIA A+ Essentials

IT 120 and ELEC 186 are part of the CompTIA A+ certification which is a benchmark widely used for entry level IT jobs. We recommend that you complete both courses.

You will be prepared to pursue the industry certification using a testing center available on campus.

Upon successful completion of both ELEC 186 and IT 120 in one semester, students will receive two vouchers to attempt the A+ Certification exams.


IT140 Networking Fundamentals

IT145 – Routing and Switching Essentials

The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT-certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small enterprise branch network. A CCENT is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.

Upon successful completion of both IT 140 and IT 145 in one semester, students will receive a voucher to attempt the CCENT Certification.

Who should enroll?

Personalized IT students need to be highly motivated and comfortable learning independently. The courses are not traditional, and your grade will be based solely on assessments. Entry into a CBE course requires department approval. Students who have prior IT work experience or earned college credit are good candidates.

Getting Started

Contact Andrew Lutz at or by phone at (913) 469-8500 ext. 2213 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.