(August 15, 2013) – Tallahassee Community College’s Division of Workforce
Development is preparing its fall slate of technology classes with an eye on
preparing participants for the next generation of tech careers. With courses in
ASP.NET programing and Adobe and Microsoft certifications, TCC
Workforce Development is offering training that is career-focused and gives
participants skills in software recognized as industry-standards.
“When you read the
course descriptions for our fall classes, you’ll see the term
‘industry-standard’ quite a bit,” said Amy Combs, program coordinator for
Workforce Development’s Information Technology programs. “That’s because our
offerings align so well with the needs of our local businesses and government agencies.”
Adobe Certified Associate Visual Communication –
Adobe Photoshop is
considered the industry-standard in graphic design and is used to create print
media such as flyers, newsletters and brochures. Students will receive over 40
hours of instruction and gain an industry-recognized certification for the low
cost of $99. The 6-week training is held at the TCC Capitol Center located in
downtown Tallahassee and runs from August 26 to October 13.
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification – Excel
Microsoft Excel is
one of the most widely-used programs for organizing and analyzing business
information. This 5-week training will be held at the TCC Capitol Center and
gives students the opportunity to gain a certification for $99. It runs from
August 27 to October 4.
ASP.NET is quickly
becoming the industry standard for web development. This 15-week training is
designed for IT professionals with at least one year of recent programming
experience. It is a hybrid course—students will be required to complete
necessary coursework independently as assigned as well as attend an
instructor-led lab once per week on TCC’s main campus. The cost is $995
and the course runs from August 28 to December 11.
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification – Word
Microsoft Word is the
most commonly used word processing software, and a vital tool for creating
professional documents. This 5-week training will be held at the TCC Capitol
Center and gives students the opportunity to gain a certification for $99. It
runs from October 8 to November 20.
Adobe Certified Associate Web Communication – Dreamweaver
Adobe Dreamweaver is
considered an industry-standard for creating and maintain web pages. Like the
Photoshop course, the 5-week training will be held at the TCC Capitol Center
and gives students the opportunity to gain a certification for $99. It runs
from October 14 to November 25.
The Division of
Workforce Development’s evening classes are created with the working
professional in mind, and its certifications are designed to increase
participants’ marketability to employers.