Preparing Individuals for 21st Century Jobs

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide “cutting-edge” customized certification training to assist individuals in obtaining employment and achieving economic self-sufficiency.

The National Center for Urban Solutions (NCUS) is among 12 organizations positioned to receive funds from Ohio’s Office of Workforce Transformation through an Industry Partnership Grant. The Information Technology Accelerator Partnership Ohio (ITAP Ohio), is an IT industry sector collaborative to leverage resources and provide workforce training and career opportunities for underserved communities throughout Ohio. 

NCUS TEC is dedicated to providing industry specific certification training and courses that equip and prepare students with in-demand skills for higher wage occupations. Our motto – “Life Works When You Work” – is grounded in our fundamental belief that credentialed education/training leads employment, and living wage employment leads to ultimate self-sufficiency.

 

WHY NCUS TEC?

  • Earn in-demand industry recognized credential

  • Offer accelerated based learning

  • Customized curriculum for students or employers

  • Increase your income potential

  • Tuition assistance available

  • Hands-on instruction

  • Job Placement assistance

  • Career Coaching and job matching

  • Accredited curriculum (Ohio Career College and schools)

Certification Programs

Customer Service Certification

Complete in less than 4 weeks – 32 Clock Hrs. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

The Customer Service Certification course curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for quality customer service and focuses on building life-long customer relationship strategies.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to: 

  • Understand the core skills necessary to create exceptional customer service experiences
  • To apply 21st century customer service techniques and tools
  • Review and comprehend written material pertaining to product and services
  • Understand best practices for increasing customer retention and loyalty
  • Assess customer needs and deliver product solution

CompTIA A+ Certification

Complete in less than 12 weeks – 105 Clock Hrs. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

The CompTIA A+ Certification is critical first step in opening the door to your IT career. Held by over 1 million IT professionals worldwide, CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing an IT career.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to:

  • Pass two required certification exams 220-901, 220-902
  • Identify the components of standard desktop personal computers.
  • Identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems.
  • Install and configure computer and system components.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot peripheral and system components

Microsoft Office Specialist

Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications demonstrate professional level skills and knowledge in the Microsoft Office suite of products. The Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 training program prepares you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams, which cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

​Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to:

  • Pass two required certification exams 220-901, 220-902
  • Create and edit formulas, audit equations, and present information in charts and tables
  • Create and format professional business documents, including mail merges, Web pages, and interactive forms
  • Create and modify slide presentations, including editing graphics, formatting text and text boxes, and animating objects and transitions
  • Create and edit Outlook objects, such as e-mail, meetings, tasks, and contacts
  • Create and manage databases, including creating tables, forms, reports and strategies for archiving data with Action Queries

FANUC Handling Tool Operations and Programming

Complete in less than 4 weeks-32 Clock hrs. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

FANUC Handling Tool Operations & Programming The Handling Tool Operations and
Programming certification course is an approved FANUC curriculum that prepares
operators, technician and programmers to set up and record programs on a robot. The
course covers the robot operations with the specific tasks required to set up
applications, test and run programs.

​Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to:

  • Recognize the importance of actively participating in company-provided product training as well as follow-up training
  • Identify all components of the cell that are part of the power up sequence

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

Complete the course in 6 weeks- 40 Clock hours. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

This AAWS Academy Cloud Foundation Course is for an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

​Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the AWS Cloud · Explain the AWS pricing philosophy
  • Identify the global infrastructure components of AWS
  • Describe the security and compliance measures of the AWS Cloud, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) by using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) ·
  • Demonstrate when to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Differentiate between Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier (Amazon S3 Glacier)
  • Demonstrate when to use AWS database services, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Aurora
  • Explain the architectural principles of the AWS Cloud
  • Explore key concepts related to Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

AWS Academy Cloud Architecting

Complete the course in 10 weeks – 60 clock hours. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

The AWS Academy Cloud Architecting covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, or AWS. The course is designed to teach solutions architects how to optimize the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions

​Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how cloud adoption transforms the way IT systems work.
  • Describe the benefits of cloud computing with Amazon Web Services.
  • Discuss how to design systems that are secure, reliable, high performing, and cost efficient.
  • Describe principles to consider when migrating or designing new applications for the cloud.
  • Identify the design patterns and architectural options applied in a variety of use cases.
  • Define high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability.
  • Discuss how to avoid single points of failure.
  • List AWS services that have built-in fault tolerance or can be designed for fault tolerance.
  • Describe why load balancing is key architectural component for AWS-powered applications.
  • Identify the benefits of Infrastructure as Code.
  • Describe how to leverage the capabilities of AWS to support automation.
  • Create, manage, provision, and update related resources using AWS Cloud Formation.
  • Articulate the importance of making systems highly cohesive and loosely coupled.
  • Describe system coupling to support the distributed nature of applications built for the cloud.
  • Describe database services for storing and deploying web-accessible.
  • Compare structured query language—or SQL—databases with NoSQL databases.
  • Describe how the AWS Well-Architected Framework improves cloud-based architectures.
  • Describe the business impact of design decisions.
  • Identify the design principles and best practices of the Operational Excellence pillar.
  • Describe how to secure data at every layer in the application.
  • Describe the appropriate tools and services to provide security-focused content.
  • Describe the design principles and the best practices of the Reliability pillar.
  • Select compute, storage, database, and networking resources to improve performance.
  • Evaluate the most important performance metrics for your applications.
  • Follow best practices to eliminate unneeded costs or suboptimal resources.
  • Troubleshoot common errors.

STNA

Complete the course in 96 hours. Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

This STNA course is designed to develop the knowledge and awareness of the techniques, procedures, theory, and practice of the State Tested Nursing Assistant profession.  The focus of the course is on the planning, administering, and evaluation of patient care as well as developing the student into a proficient STNA.  Must have high school diploma or GED

​Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify all factors related to patient care and STNA training as set by the State of Ohio.
  • Identify infection control procedures and appropriate equipment.
  • List the equipment and supplies needed to perform care.
  • Describe the steps related to medical emergencies.

Adult Education

Complete the course at your own pace (max 2 years to complete). Free training available through IMAP and Franklin County Economic Office

Our 22+ Adult Education provides non-traditional education, training, and supportive services to adults from the ages of 22 through any age, that need to earn their high school diploma. 

Must live in Ohio and cannot hold a GED. 

Contact our Workforce team today for further information at
614-857-1811

Columbus, OH Location #2099​

1808 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Office Number 614-857-1811

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Youngstown, OH Location #2177

3405 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44507
Office Number 330-744-9070

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Employee Partners

  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • Cover My Meds
  • IBM
  • Chase
  • NBC4
  • Olive
  • TEK Systems

Community Partners

  • African American Male Wellness Agency
  • Academy for Urban Scholars High School
  • One Columbus
  • NCUS TEC
  • Central State University
  • Franklin County Job and Family Services
  • Youngstown State University
  • Rev1 Ventures
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Ohio Department of Education