Honolulu Community College Named a Microsoft "IT" Academy Program

Only 12 Schools Selected throughout the United States

Honolulu Community College
Karen Hastings, 808-845-9475
Jerry Cerny, 808-845-9215
Honolulu CC IT Academy Regional Center Program Champion
Posted: Jan 18, 2002

Honolulu Community College has been selected to be a Microsoft IT Academy Program Regional Center. Honolulu CC is among an elite group of only 12 institutions throughout the United States that has successfully obtained Regional Center status. As a Regional Center, Honolulu CC will provide program support to Microsoft IT Local Academies and administer the program through the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT), its state-wide, high tech consortium of community colleges.

According to Jerry Cerny,the Microsoft IT Academy Program manager, it is an innovative training program for academic institutions and gives the tools to prepare students for in-demand careers as network administrators, technical support specialists, software and hardware
developers and design engineers. Students who complete the program will have valuable information to help them obtain certification.

As a Regional Center, HCC and PCATT will offer a comprehensive package of educational opportunities for students, teachers and Local Academy member institutions. These educational opportunities include:

Online or instructor-led training for faculty members
Microsoft product licenses
Academic discounts on curriculum materials and certification exams
Technical support
Programs management resources and tools
An online community and seminars
Student portals
Monthly newsletters

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