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University Of Virginia Opens A New Gateway To Careers In The High Tech Industry

July 1, 1999 -- In an effort to bridge the workforce gap in the IT industry, the University of Virginia is launching a new certificate program designed to transition liberal arts graduates into technically savvy employees. Beginning this fall, U.Va.'s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church will offer an Information Technology Certificate (ITC) program which provides essential training for college graduates, career changers, and other professionals looking to enter and succeed in the field of information systems.

Developed by industry leaders, the ITC is a seven-course, 19-credit program that introduces concepts, terminology, business processes, and computer applications that staff at all organizational levels must understand to work effectively in a high tech environment. Course work covers Internet technologies, systems analysis, project management, Web design, computer programming, technology operations, financial management, quality assurance, and more.

The Information Technology Certificate provides a gateway to those looking to enter the IT field and gives those currently working in the high tech arena an opportunity to sharpen their skills. This accelerated, 9-month program is designed to produce entry-level staff and mid-level managers capable of operating in the areas of systems analysis, information architecture, web design and development, technical sales and marketing, quality assurance, client liaison and customer service, technical writing, and administration. Those who complete all seven classes will be awarded a University of Virginia certificate.

Classes will begin the week of Sept. 13, 1999 at the Northern Virginia Center located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church. Interested students are invited to attend an orientation session on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 at 6 p.m. to find out more about the certificate and ask questions. To make a reservation for the orientation or for more details on the ITC program, contact Robert Rosseter at (703) 536-1146 or by email at robertr@virginia.edu

For more information about the U.Va. Northern Virginia Center, please visit our Web site at http://uvace.virginia.edu/northern.

Contact: Robert J. Rosseter, (703) 536-1146.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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