Our Students

Our students drive our passion and dedication for developing IT training programs that are relevant, engaging, and accessible. At Centriq, we’re interested in getting you into your new career now and not years down the road.

"I tried to go to college ... it definitely did not work for me. I chose Centriq because it was only four months, and I got everything I wanted out of it.”

Keenan B.

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“I was tired of doing something that didn’t feel that valuable to me ... Centriq changed my life. The flexibility I have with my life now is unmatched.”

Amanda A.

"I’m an Army veteran who was ready for a civilian career in IT. Centriq expedited the process and helped me get a career I love."

Tim r.

Our students come from all walks of life, and each have their unique story as to why they’re looking to pursue a career in IT. Our team is here to help every one of them reach their goals. While our courses are a good fit for many people, our students are often:

 

 

Take our quiz to find out if a career in IT is a good fit for you!

Veterans

Choosing your career path after military service is a lot to navigate. Whether you’re interested in the world of IT out of curiosity, flexibility, or any other reason, we’ll get you started.

 

Centriq’s IT training program was created to help you train smarter, not longer. We teach you the specific IT job skills you need to grow your professional career in the rapidly expanding technology industry. Here’s why Centriq’s programs work well for veterans:

 

  • GI Bill® Benefits. The VA Education benefits you have access to can easily be applied to our GI Bill® approved training program. These educational benefits can make kickstarting your journey in tech that much easier.
  • Military friendly school. Around 30% of our student demographic consists of veterans. This means you’re studying alongside a cohort of students with similar backgrounds and experiences as you. Welcome to your new troop!
  • Hands-on training. Just like your military experience, we focus on providing hands-on training and stray from long lectures. Why? This is the best way to engage students and help them adopt skills they’ll use in the IT world on a daily basis.
  • Employer Network. We’ve created a network of companies that are known for hiring our graduates. We’ve created longstanding relationships with thousands of IT hiring managers that trust our program and our graduates.
  • VA Student Support. With so many past veterans in our program, we’re able to offer a tailored VA process that guides you through your decision. Our experienced team is here to walk you through it all and connect you to veterans who have graduated from our IT program.
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College Alternative

While traditional college has its benefits, it’s not always the right fit for every student. The experience usually consists of required classes that aren’t relevant to your field of interest, large lecture halls, and distractions.

 

Centriq’s program is the complete opposite with courses focused on in-demand areas of the IT world. Here’s why our programs work great for those looking for an alternative to the traditional college route:

 

  • Tech-focused program. No taking courses that aren’t related to your direct IT focus. This means no English classes, language classes, etc. We are here to get you through classes in 4 months, not 4 years.
  • Engaging coursework. Learn IT without long lectures. We combine simulations, exercises, and other real-world training to help you stay checked in and learn quickly.
  • Staying on top of technological advancements. Centriq is able to pivot our programs in a way that universities just aren’t set up to do. We incorporate new concepts into our curriculum to stay up to date with advancements in tech.
  • Employer Network. We’ve created a network of companies that are known for hiring our graduates. We’ve created longstanding relationships with thousands of IT hiring managers that trust our program and our graduates.

Career Change

Choosing to make a career change is a big move and one that we commend you for. It’s not easy to leave behind what you’re familiar with to pursue something new, even when it’s the dream goal to achieve.

 

Our team at Centriq understands and empathizes with all of this which is why the program we’ve created focuses solely on what’s necessary to get you into your next role. Here’s why our IT programs fit the lifestyle of those looking for a new professional IT career:

 

  • Beginner friendly curriculum. A new career in information technology is attainable even for those with no previous experience in the field. We make this possible by designing a curriculum that’s focused on teaching what’s important.
  • Real world simulations. Hands on training is how we ensure our students are ready to go the second they graduate. We incorporate simulations, exercises, and cases that you’ll encounter on the job into program coursework.
  • 4-month training. We understand that jumpstarting a new career is a brave step to take. Our program makes it quick, taking just 4 months of your time, while also offering flexible classroom options whether that’s in person or online.
  • Employer Network. We’ve created a network of companies that are known for hiring our graduates. We’ve created longstanding relationships with thousands of IT hiring managers that trust our program and our graduates.
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Career and Student Services

At Centriq, we offer support throughout your time in the program and even prepare you for life beyond graduation. We have all sorts of resources on hand to help our students succeed whether that’s working through personal challenges or preparing for your job search.

During your time as a student, you’ll have access to extensive Centriq support like:

  • Mentoring and study resources
  • Reading and writing skills support
  • Mental health resources
  • Certification and badge exam prep
  • And more!


And as a growing IT professional? Our Career Services team is here to provide you with the support you need to prepare for and land your new job. Tap into career coaching resources like:

  • Resume writing
  • Mock technical interviews
  • Job search tips
  • LinkedIn & networking
  • Interview techniques
  • And more!


In short, we’ve got your back and are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to achieve your goals. Attendance concerns? We can work through them. Resume struggles? We’ll create a stellar one together. Job search worries? We host exclusive events with the option to set up onsite interviews.  

Centriq helps you gain the IT skills to start your new career. And then, we help you get hired.  

Interested in our programs? Learn more about what we teach in our courses and get it touch with our IT Education Consultants to join the next cohort of students. 

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Want to talk to someone about a new career in IT?

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We'll get back to you soon!​

KANSAS CITY

(913) 322-7000

st. louis

(314) 644-6400

Online

(877) 253-3331
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Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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CSSP-I: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (In-Person Modality)
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FSCP-I: Full Stack Coding Program (In-Person Modality)
FSCP-V: Full Stack Coding Program (Live Virtual Modality)
Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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If you don't see the Cohort Start date you are looking for don't forget to check out our online instructor-led calendar.
CSSP-I: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (In-Person Modality)
CSSP-V: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (Live Virtual Modality)
FSCP-I: Full Stack Coding Program (In-Person Modality)
FSCP-V: Full Stack Coding Program (Live Virtual Modality)
Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.