Maybe you want to move forward faster in your career. Maybe you’re an employer who wants to grow your business or raise the game of your team. Maybe you just want to stretch yourself to get more out of life. No matter who you are, Stratford has a program to launch you to the next possibility…

Our School of Professional and Continuing Education offers many certificates and non-credit programs, with evening and online options available. Click on a program name to view more detailed information about the programs we offer.


Computer Science & IT

Boldly taking IT to places where no man has gone before… don’t just stay competitive… set the pace!

Consistent with Stratford’s goals of linking theoretical and applied knowledge, Continuing IT Education enhances understanding, mastery, and application that build upon the fundamental or practical experience students bring to the program’s learning environment.

Innovative, career-focused, and application-oriented, our IT programs and classes provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively apply computer sciences and information to solve problems demanded by the industry. We also employ a lifelong learning framework to develop talents and interests required for professional development. Our approach to innovation offers both a broad and specialized focus on technical skills and theories applied to cutting edge hardware and software, increasing your marketability in a competitive job market.

Modules include:


The ISSS program draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date, global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have a deep knowledge and understanding of new threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and practices. Through this program, students will gain the knowledge and practical application strategies required for entry-level to mid-level positions in the IT security industry. In addition, students who complete the ISSS program will be eligible to sit for the CISSP certification exam, provided that they meet the professional work experience requirements for CISSP exam eligibility.

    Required Courses to Complete the ISSS Program:
  • Information Systems Security I
  • Information Systems Security II
  • Information Systems Security III

Cost: $3,495
*Cost includes tuition and learning materials necessary to complete all required courses.

Class Offerings:

ClassLocationDatesClass Times
ISS IFalls ChurchAug 1 - Aug 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISS IIFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISS IFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISS IIIFalls ChurchOct 1 - Oct 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister

The Information Systems Auditor program provides students with hands-on experience with auditing processes (both manual and automated), utilities, applications, scripts, coding and other computer related auditing methodologies. Through this program, students will develop the knowledge and practical application strategies required to address and resolve issues of information security that maximize information systems audit control and information assurance. In addition, students who complete the ISA program will be eligible to sit for the CISA certification exam, provided that they meet the professional work experience requirements for CISA exam eligibility.

    Required Courses to Complete the ISA Program:
  • Information Systems Auditor I
  • Information Systems Auditor II

Cost: $2,495
*Cost includes tuition and learning materials necessary to complete all required courses.

Class Offerings:

ClassLocationDatesClass Times
ISA IFalls ChurchAug 1 - Aug 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISA IIFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISA IFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
ISA IIFalls ChurchOct 1 - Oct 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister

The Ethical Hacker Specialist program prepares students to assess the security of computer systems through the use of penetration testing techniques. The Ethical Hacker Specialist program will immerse students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab-intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks, so no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. In addition, students who complete the EHS program will be eligible to sit for the EC-Council ANSI-accredited Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam, provided that they meet the professional work experience requirements for CEH exam eligibility.

    Required Courses to Complete the EHS Program:
  • Ethical Hacking I
  • Ethical Hacking II

Cost: $2,495
*Cost includes tuition and learning materials necessary to complete all required courses.

Class Offerings:

ClassLocationDatesClass Times
EH IFalls ChurchAug 1 - Aug 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
EH IIFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
EH IFalls ChurchSept 1 - Sept 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister
EH IIFalls ChurchOct 1 - Oct 30T/TH 6-9pmRegister

This course is designed to equip learners with the information security knowledge and skills required for IT professionals. Using CompTIA Security+ exam objectives as the framework, this course not only covers the fundamentals of information security but also takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of security of networks and computer systems. Students will learn various IT defense strategies as well as practical tools, tips and techniques to counter attackers. In addition, this course includes a pre-test for targeted learning and a post-test for CompTIA Security+ exam preparation.


Cost: $1,700
*Cost includes tuition and learning materials necessary to complete all required courses.

Class Offerings:

ClassLocationDatesClass Times
Security+Newport NewsAug 15 - Aug 25M-TH 6-9pmRegister
Security+Newport NewsSept 12 - Sept 22M-TH 6-9pmRegister
Security+OnlineAug 15 - Aug 25M-TH 6-9pmRegister
Security+OnlineSept 12 - Sept 22M-TH 6-9pmRegister

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