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Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

Start Your Path IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The IT Support Essentials program prepares students for entry-level employment in information technology and supports continuation into a degree program in information systems or cybersecurity through learning objectives in PC hardware and software essentials, networking essentials, and fundamentals of information security

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Certifications

The program will prepare students to successfully take and pass CompTIA’s core certifications: A+, Network+, and Security+

CompTIA A+ is a performance-based certification that supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. Students are prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve a wider variety of issues, ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002).

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing both wired and wireless networks, regardless of the platform. The Network+ certification prooves a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies. Candidates must pass one exam (N10-007).

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills. Candidates must pass one exam (SY0-601).

Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements: high school diploma or GED, no felony within the last 10 years, successful completion of IT Fundamentals entrance course.

Applicants are required to submit one of the following for verification of high school or equivalency completion:

  • An official high school diploma.
  • An official high school transcript indicating high school graduation.
  • Official GED scores or certificate.
  • A certificate of release or discharge from active military duty (DD Form 214) indicating high school graduation or equivalent.
  • A certificate of Record of Military Processing, U.S. DD Form 1966/1 indicating high school graduation or equivalent.
  • An official college transcript that indicates the applicant has graduated from high school.

Applicants must also have no felony convictions in the last 10 years.

Courses
IT Support Essentials
  • Core Courses
    Course #Course Title
    CPMT 1351

    IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software

    This course is part of a series of Core IT courses essential to every degree path at Hallmark. This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the hardware and software components of the modern personal computer workstation. Lectures, lab projects, and assignments reinforce skills as they are learned. Specific topic coverage includes introduction to the personal computer, safe lab procedures and tool use, step-by-step computer assembly, basics of preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, fundamental operating systems, fundamental laptops and portable devices, fundamental printers and scanners, fundamental networks, fundamental security, communication skills, advanced personal computers, advanced operating systems, advanced laptops and portable devices, advanced printers and scanners, advanced networks and advanced security.

    CPMT 1352

    Networking Essentials

    This course is part of a series of Core IT courses essential to every degree path at Hallmark. In this course, students are introduced to basic networking concepts, terminology and essential tasks involved in network support and administration. Other topics include a detailed nomenclature of terms and concepts used in networking systems, an introduction to the OSI model, basic subnetting, and other related topics. Students who complete this course will be prepared to successfully take and pass the CompTIA Network+ certification test.
    Prerequisite: CPMT 1347 and CPMT 1348, or CPMT 1351

    CPMT 2398

    Introductory Certifications

    The introductory certifications course provides the students the opportunity to select and complete one of the many certifications that fall into the introductory category to meet industry requirements and needs. Certifications include but are not limited to CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+. This goal of this course is to provide students with at least one introductory certification in a comprehensive class devoted to the certification proves.

    ITSY 1300

    Fundamentals of Information Security

    This course is an introduction to information security including vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment, and risk management. Other topics include identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures, as well as the importance of appropriate planning, policies, and controls. This course will prepare students to successfully take and pass CompTIA’s Security+ Certification Exam.
    Prerequisite: CPMT 1352

    CPMT 2399

    Intermediate Certifications

    The intermediate certifications course provides the students the opportunity to select and complete one of the many certifications that fall into the intermediate category to meet industry requirements and needs. Certifications currently include but are not limited Cisco CCNA and other needed certifications as determined by industry. This goal of this course is to provide students with at least one introductory certification in a comprehensive class devoted to the certification proves.

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our Admissions Professionals are working safely and are ready to help you enroll. Classes start December 31st!