Two semester program beginning with the fall semester .
The IT Certificate Program can provide the essential skills you need to increase your value in todayâ€™s business market.This hands-on program will help you manage information, provide innovative solutions to problems as well as help your company compete. Youâ€™ll learn the gateway technologies from Microsoft including data management, spreadsheet applications, graphical presentations, project management, business concepts and communication. Youâ€™ll learn web page design using Adobe Creative Suite.
Here are some comments from working professionals who have completed the program:
I started the Information Technology program to find a job. I have found an education. Iâ€™ve had to work harder than I thought possible and Iâ€™ve exceeded everything I could have expected. This is a program that gives back what you put into it.
Tony Klepich – Independent Contractor
I used to sit in training classes and be truly intimidated by the technology. I assumed some very intelligent person in computer technology created all the slides. Now, I can prepare graphical presentations too. PowerPoint is a breeze. Information Technology is the only way to go for the working professional today.
Alberta Martin – Regulatory Analyst Reliant Energy
I originally committed to Information Technology Certificate to not be left behind in the changing world of technology. The skills I have learned here have helped me personally and professionally more than I ever imagined. My efficiency at work has changed unbelievably. My employer says the day away from the office is well worth it.
Vearnail Rowe – Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Manager Chicot Memorial Hospital, Lake Village, AR
The Information Technology Certificate has given me the opportunity to compete professionally. The program introduces the latest in technology with classroom hands on training by a professional staff. I have been able to obtain knowledge that will give me the opportunity for advancement in the workplace. I would challenge anyone to do it.
Billie Jo Sanders Woods – Manager of Media Services Alltel
The IT Certificate has been a real opportunity. I was offered the resources and training that allowed me to work toward career goals. With team teaching, student teams, diverse subjects and independent study, each person in the class worked on technologies and techniques in a hands on supportive environment.
Rhonda Sanders – Outreach Project Director Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
The IT Certificate has given me independence at work. I donâ€™t have to rely on Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“techiesĂ˘â‚¬Âť to write and run reports. I can also do my own troubleshooting. As an accountant, what Iâ€™ve learned from this course is definitely an asset.
Gina Fielder – Associate Director – Financial Services University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The IT Certificate has helped me in my business. I am now able to do projections and keep sales percentages on a daily and monthly basis. The behavioral communication component of the program keeps reminding me of the importance of keeping good relationships with co-workers and customers.
Barbara Riba – Owner The Corner Store
As a participant in the IT Certificate, I have learned techniques that enable me to work more effectively and to be more productive. Computer Programming was an enlightening subject and I have a deeper appreciation for the depth of analytical reasoning skills and the intensity of detail required to create programs.
Karilyn Peterson – Customer Service Alltel
The IT Certificate has given me the opportunity to evaluate my technical skills and management practices with other professionals in the state. I have increased my technical knowledge and application skills while reinforcing skills I already had. This has been a great class with the right attitude.
Rob Galloway – National Car Rental Airport Manager
This wonderful program taught me valuable lessons in team building and problem solving. It also gave me powerful tools for self-discovery that will help me become a better employee. The faculty team had a tremendous rapport with each other that made the classes fun and relaxed. I felt very fortunate to be chosen to be a part of this rewarding educational experience.
Pam Brown – Programmer Analyst Dillards
I view the IT program as means to get ahead. Computers and computer programs are tools almost everyone needs. The IT Certificate was the best way for me to get these tools. Although I donâ€™t feel that Iâ€™ve mastered them all, I can use the technical skills to land a job and fine-tune my abilities. Teamwork and people skills are a top priority for business. Planning, organizing, and setting goals will enable me to be more productive.
Andrew Turnbull – Dillards
IT training gave me the opportunity to validate and expand my technical knowledge and become more proficient at work. It also gave me the vocabulary needed to communicate more effectively with other users and technical support staff. Exposure to computer programming, database management and web page design offered an opportunity to appreciate detailed technical work and allowed me to exercise creativity.
Pat McKinney – Administrative Assistant Little Rock Department of Public Works
This is a great program. I like the unstructured atmosphere and working cooperatively in teams. The weekend format allowed me to continue work without a major interruption. And I was able to implement the applications at work, increasing my productivity. Believe me, if I did not see results from attending this program, I would not drive from Monticello.
Lanee Dunlap – Library Supervisor University of Arkansas at Monticello
I have been working for the same company for over ten years. It has has been helpful to see the uses of computer technology in the business and personal areas, not just as a single purpose tool. I think the integration of the technical knowledge and interpersonal skills has really been a positive aspect of the class.
Karen Delavan – Medical Case Manager Systemedic Corporation
I entered with very little knowledge of the computer. At best I could operate word processing. I have really enjoyed working in teams, the soft skills and the office technology. In short, everything in class has been beneficial. The instructors are very helpful and make the class fun as well as informational.
This class has empowered me in several ways. I am no longer afraid to sit down at a computer. I have learned sophisticated programs and have also mastered the process of searching the Internet. Today, personal and business skills such as teamwork, leadership, being an effective follower, time management, stress management, conflict resolution, goal setting and planning are important. Everyone could benefit from this program.
Debbie Kelly – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The IT program has provided me with wonderful, practical knowledge. After the first semester, I received a job offer from Suncom. The company felt that the class was so valuable they insisted I continue the class with pay. There is not a day that goes by that I do not use the skills acquired from the IT course.
Lauren Kass – Suncom