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Power Skills Bootcamp

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ William J. Harrison Education Center

Jump start your education and build your pathway to a career in the field of information technology (IT). STLCC’s Power Skills Bootcamp program provides valuable hands-on training, preparing you to compete for technology-driven jobs in the local labor market.

Program Contact

Lesley English-Abram





Apply online for Power Skills Bootcamp!

Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a career change, or seeking to upgrade technical and soft skills, set yourself up for success in the field of information technology with valuable credentials.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 Excel® Certification
  • PC fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity
  • Career and professional planning

Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Schedule and Location

This training program requires a full-time commitment of 3 weeks from participants.

  • 3 weeks
  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • STLCC-William J. Harrison Education Center
  • The next Power Skills Bootcamp starts Mar. 29, 2021

Course Content


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 Excel® Certification: Essential understanding of the Excel environment and ability to complete tasks independently. Candidates will create and manage worksheets and workbooks, create tables to perform operations with formulas and functions, and use graphic elements to represent data visually.

Essential Business Modules

PC Fundamentals: Students will learn the basic Windows® operating systems and the basics of a word processor. The program will also cover file management, saving and printing files, copying and pasting content between documents, understanding folder and file referencing, as well as efficient management. Students will browse the internet learning basic protocol, terminology and etiquette.

Cybersecurity: Today every organization is responsible for ensuring cybersecurity. The ability to protect information systems from impairment or theft is essential to success. Implementing effective security measures will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity. Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, participants will learn how to understand different type of malware and security breaches, know the types of cyberattacks to look out for and develop effective prevention methods.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals: types of malware, cybersecurity breaches, types of cyberattacks, prevention tips, mobile protection, social network security, critical cyber threats and defense against hackers

Career & Professional Planning: Students are immersed in the career development process by introduction to employment assessments, personality profiling and personal branding. They will also gain interviewing skills, participate in mock interviews, and learn the right questions to ask and how to answer them.


18 years of age or older, High school diploma or equivalency

Cost of Program

All costs associated with the program will be covered through a variety of funding sources. There are no costs to qualified students.

For More Information

Contact Lesley English-Abram by email at labram@stlcc.edu or call 314-644-9308.

Excel® and Windows® are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. STLCC’s Power Skills Bootcamp is an independent program and is neither affiliated with, nor authorized, sponsored, or approved by, Microsoft Corporation.

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