Of Virginia Opens A New Gateway To Careers In The High Tech Industry
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
more information about the U.Va. Northern Virginia Center, please
visit our Web site at http://uvace.virginia.edu/northern.
Robert J. Rosseter, (703) 536-1146.