Your IT Career is looking up!

Five Maricopa Community College entities are coming together to offer Information Technology education and career training to help take your IT career to the next level.

The IT training is part of a national grant award from the U.S. Deportment of Labor. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant supports participating community colleges with developing and supporting IT curriculum and accelerated career path training that lead to various industry certifications.


Cisco, Linux, Microsoft and Computer Support Specialist

Mobile Applications

Programming, Mobile App Programming, Web App Development, Digital Publishing and Adobe AIR Development

Cyber Security

IT Security Associate

IT Entrepreneurship

Prepare for business planning

Who is Eligible

All students with a high school diploma or GED are welcome to apply. If you qualify as a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) worker/displaced worker, veteran or the spouse of a veteran, priority status is given with appropriate required documentation.

How to Apply

  • Complete a program application by fax or email
  • Fax number is 480-517-8119
  • After your application is evaluated, you will be contacted by a Rio Salado representative and be notified of eligibility

Grant Supported Resources and Benefits

  • Industry Supported updated curriculum
  • Student Success Coach to provide support and guidance
  • IT Specific tutoring
  • Contexualized IT content in Math, English and Reading Support Courses
  • State-of-the-art online virtual labs (Check course availability)

In addition, classes are offered through a combination of online, hybrid and in-person options. Programs can be completed in 15 weeks to 2 years depending on the certification(s).


IT grant supported programs are offered by: Rio Salado College, Estrella Mountain Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, South Mountain Community College and the Maricopa Skill Center.

Disclaimer: This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U. S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U. S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Eligibility to participate in this program is contingent upon requirements as outlined in the grant. Although coursework provides education in the IT fields of networking and mobile application it does not guarantee employment. Rio Salado, Estrella Mountain, Paradise Valley and South Mountain are Maricopa Community Colleges and accredited institutions. Online classes may have in-person components, testing requirements, special block calendaring guidelines and require proof of legal residency. Tuition is $76/credit for Maricopa County residents. Payment plan options and financial aid are available to those who qualify.