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Black Box and Maricopa Community Colleges Alliance

The Maricopa Community Colleges have aligned with Black Box to help build its future workforce and train and prepare Black Box's

current team.

Get started on your path to a new career today!


Your Education Partner

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At Maricopa Community Colleges, we are committed to supporting graduates like you as you seek to start or advance your career. In partnership with Black Box, we're excited to offer the programs below to help you fulfill your career aspirations. These programs were selected just for you because they all help you quickly earn in-demand skills that employers are hiring for now! 

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About the Partnership

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Alliance Features

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  1. To help train Black Box’s current workforce, the alliance features:

  3. Employer enrollment team: We offer you a dedicated support team and streamlined access to credit-bearing college classes with any of our 10 community colleges. We're here to support you as you utilize your tuition assistance program to pursue your college education with one of our colleges. We offer flexible learning options that work with your busy schedule.


To help build Black Box’s future workforce, the alliance features:

Dozens of scholarships for students to pursue select programs through the Maricopa Foundation.

➤ Fast track interviews for students who complete one of the following programs to apply for positions such as  Structured Cabling Technician, Infrastructure Support Technician, as well as, Project Manager and Customer Operations Manager. View All Arizona Roles

Featured Programs

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Cisco Network Administration (CCNA)

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cisco Network Administration: CCNA provides training for those interested in working with network and Internet hardware. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, and maintain Cisco routers and switches; configure advanced routing protocols, and Local Area Networks (LANs); troubleshoot hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network. Taught by Cisco Certified professionals using the Cisco Networking Academy program curriculum, courses are designed to help prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in Cisco Network Administration and Security and Cisco Network Administration: CCNP, as well as an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration, are available.


Students must also take CNT150AB and CNT160AB to be ready for the CCNA (offered in Spring)
Students must also take CIS105 (Multiple Fall Sections Available)


Route to Relief Hand-Money Icon  This program is eligible for Route to Relief funding.

CompTIA A+

Explore advanced technical aspects of maintaining and servicing computers. Emphasis placed on OS installation, maintenance, mobile devices, security, software troubleshooting, and on proper usage of tools, safety procedures, and professionalism. Helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ examinations. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.


Students must take *BPC170 and BPC270 to be ready for the A+ exam
*BPC170 is offered in the Spring


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CompTIA Linux+

Managing Linux Operating Systems including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, kernel customization, and system resource control. Preparation for industry certifications such as the CompTIA Linux+, the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), and the Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-1). Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of the Instructor.


Route to Relief Hand-Money Icon  This program is eligible for Route to Relief funding.

CompTIA Network+

Overview of networks. Emphasis on the elements of a network, current issues and products, and use of a network. Includes terminology, hardware and software components, connectivity, resource monitoring and sharing, electronic mail and messaging, and security issues. Helps prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ examination. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor.


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CompTIA Security+

Threats to security of information systems; responsibilities and basic tools for information security, including communication security, infrastructure security, organizational security and basic cryptography. Introduction to the language of network security and hardware, software and firmware components of an information security system for local, metropolitan, enterprise, and wide area networks. Helps prepare participants for the Comptia Security+ exam and the GIAC Security Essentials Certificate (GSEC). Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BPC270 or CIS190 or CNT140AB or MST150++ or permission of Instructor.


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Automated Industrial Technology I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automated Industrial Technology I prepares students to troubleshoot, maintain and repair a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly and product distribution systems that use other methodologies to accomplish system management. These systems include mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic devices. Through this certificate, graduates will gain the skills to define, install, and maintain complex production systems. Includes preparation for National Institutes of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification exams.

Be sure to speak to an Academic Advisor for a complete list of classes required for this certificate.

Support for every educational journey

  • No matter what your aspirations are, we can help!

    Create pathways to enhance your career

  • ➤ Earn an associate degree and/or a certificate

  • ➤ Prepare to transfer to a university

  • ➤ Develop your professional skills

  • ➤ Help your professional growth within your organization

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Simply fill out this form and a member of our team will contact you within 1-2 business days.

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The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.


The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: 480.731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.