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IT Professionals are Essential in an Online World

Internet activity skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, as nearly every aspect of our lives transitioned into the digital realm. In today’s online world, IT professionals are critical, working to keep our cyber-world functioning properly. In the midst of a global pandemic, employment of IT professionals has remained steady, largely unaffected by the economic downturn COVID has caused. IT professionals are essential, and now, more than ever, their skills and services are in high demand. At ATA College, we offer IT training programs to teach you the skills and knowledge to fill critically important IT positions.

At ATA College, we offer the training programs students need to be successful in  today’s world. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that employment of IT professionals is projected to continue growing, adding thousands of jobs to the economy, despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The IT industry is adding well-paying jobs: the average income for computer network support specialists in May 2020 was $71,040, significantly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations (BLS).

If you are good with new technology, have excellent problem-solving skills, and are interested in a career in a field that is growing and that pays well, IT may be a good choice for you! At ATA College, we offer two training programs designed to prepare students for rewarding IT careers:

Fiber Optics for Professionals (FFP)

Optical fiber is used by telecommunications companies to transmit telephone signals, internet communication and cable television signals, and is also used in the medical, defense/government, data storage, and industrial/commercial industries. Fiber optic technology has taken on increasing importance in industrial data communications systems as well, and workers in this field are in high demand for their services. If you have a technical mind and a precise attention to detail, a career in fiber optics technology may be right for you. 

Program Details

  • Learn the basics of fiber optics and cabling including cable preparation (patch panel or splice closure), fusion splicing, optical loss, reflection testing, and Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) operations
  • Gain specialized training in developing fiber optic networks to various premises, mechanical and fusion splicing, and testing techniques
  • Five weeks of online courses, with curriculum developed on Moodle and experienced live through Microsoft Teams.
  • Intensive one-week session of on-campus hands-on practice, with travel to San Diego County (El Cajon), meals, and temporary lodging included in the course tuition.
  • ATA College is an approved training provider (School #143) for the Fiber Optics Association (FOA), and the FFP program prepares students to test for five Fiber Optics Association (FOA) exams
  • Graduates are prepared for immediate entry-level employment in the field

 

Software Development and Programming

Software developers design computer applications or programs and most often work in computer systems design and related services, in manufacturing, or for software publishers. These IT professionals analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs. Software developers also recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems, as well as design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together. If you are creative, innovative, and good at problem solving, a career in software development and programming may be right for you.

Program Details

  • Learn web development with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, XML and programming languages, including JAVA, C#/C++, VB.NET
  • Gain specialized training in developing and programming software applications
  • Available online or in-person – Each learning format requires students to attend 20 hours of instruction per week and include live instructors with recorded lectures!
  • Achievable in 36 weeks
  • Students may choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Technology, Software Development & Programming degree by completing an additional 6 months of General Education courses
    • Upon completion of the degree program, students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer exam for web applications, as well as for the three-part Microsoft exam, to include ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft Azure, and either C# or HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • Graduates are prepared for immediate entry-level employment in the field

 

If you want to gain the skills and knowledge you need to be qualified to enter the growing IT industry, come to ATA College! ATA can train you in a short amount of time to have the skills you need to be successful in this essential industry. Why wait any longer? Right now is the time to invest in yourself and your skills! Contact us today to get started training for an IT career. Make your career goals happen, with training from ATA!

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