STEP AHEAD
Evolve Your Career at a Fast Pace
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At College Gateway for America (CGFA) we work with pioneering colleges and universities to dive deeper and accelerate technology learning. We partner with higher education institutions that share our passion for solving specific challenges facing employers, the workforce, and post-secondary education.

Our program participants will see both College Gateway for America and the University collaborating to deliver the program—each partner bringing to bear their specific expertise:

Accelerated Technology Learning

Why Accelerated Technology Learning Works

In recent years, certificate programs and bootcamps have become more widely accepted as an additional approach to college degrees to gain valuable skills. Our online, college credit certificate programs are designed to train for specific jobs, which, in turn, require a shorter duration to learn the relevant competencies; a key benefit to career growth and job satisfaction. We ensure all courses have the academic rigor that you expect, including the right blend of why (theory) and how (hands-on, immersive) of key job skills.

Upskilling With Confidence

Your success is important to us, that’s why we talked to businesses and leveraged industry professionals to create the curriculum that meets the needs of employers and working IT professionals.

  • Work and learn at the same time in our part-time, 100% online program
  • Discover “why” and practice hands-on through our curriculum that integrates theory and immersive virtual labs
  • Learn from industry professionals working in the cybersecurity field
  • You may earn credit toward a degree program from the partner college or university
  • Prep for industry certifications in one 24-week program
  • Get career support from University career services professionals whether you want to change companies or promote from within

Our College Partners

For more than 70 years, the University of St. Thomas (UST) has been graduating students into successful careers throughout Houston and across the globe, receiving many accolades including Best Colleges for Veterans and a Best Colleges for Regional Universities (West) by US News & World Report. Show MoreWhile they are proud of their past they continually innovate and develop programs that their students, alumni, and the market desire. That is why they created The MAX, an innovation center where fresh ideas and programs can be developed to meet the dynamic demands of the market. CGFA has partnered with UST knowing their certificate programs will be delivered with the same rigor and quality that their degree programs are renowned for.
You’re invited to tour their campus, located in Houston’s Museum District and Innovation Corridor, a diverse and vibrant urban environment just steps from downtown and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) was one of the first universities in America to offer online education for working adults. More than 9,000 adult learners currently attend classes online and at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Show MoreIt has been recognized as a top university by U.S. News and World Report and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). CGFA partnered with IWU knowing its long history in higher education of generating positive results in adult students through programs that meet the needs of today’s learners.
IWU’s industry certificate programs are delivered by their new Partner Learning Programs group. Their mission is to deliver alternative training programs and micro-credentials in technical areas that help people upskill and assist in career advancement, offering them credit for this work in their degree completion programs. This is a win-win for the adult learner looking to grow and advance.