The demand for technically skilled workers is growing rapidly. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Technology is the fastest growing industry with a 68% increase, in output growth rate, projected between 2002 and 2012.
Finding an Information Technology School or university can be an overwhelming task with so much on offer.
For a qualification to have any value, it needs to be obtained from a properly accredited and state licensed Technical School or College. Once the credentials are in place, other factors such as technical courses on offer, financial aid, flexibility of courses and other unique features can become qualifying factors.
This article will look at the unique and flexible features of some of the schools in Atlanta, offering Information Technology courses.
Brown Mackie College has a unique feature in offering one month courses where the focus is on one subject per month. This allows for very flexible study time to be integrated with a job or other time demand factors. There is no need to wait for “fall” enrolment as courses continue each month. This Information Technology School is located within minutes from downtown Atlanta. A shuttle bus from the train station takes students to the campus. Technical programs focus mainly on Computer Technology with courses in Information Technology, Database Technology, Networking and Software Technology.
De Vry University comes highly recommended and offers a variety of technical courses in their College of Engineering and Information Science as well as the College of Media Arts and Technology. The university is unique in allowing students to take courses at any of the other Atlanta campuses. Students are further allowed to do part of their studies on-line. More than 85% of De Vry students receive financial aid in one or other form. A 90% career success rate and a dedicated career service team ensure that students at this school will get the help, they need to become successful in the demanding job market.
At Westwood College working professionals, in their specific technical fields, are employed as instructors. The aim is to not only tutor but for students to get hands on technical experience while learning. Classes can be taken during the day, evening or on-line. A unique and valuable feature of this College is their alumni tuition program. To keep up to date with the rapidly changing world of technology they offer free courses to their alumni students. Definitely, something to consider for years to come.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is a Technical School that uniquely caters for the creatively inclined. Media Arts focus on the artistic side of Computer Technology. Film making, Animation, Game and Web Design are only a few of the courses they have to offer. This school makes it possible for those students that cannot study full time to achieve their goals by enrolling in an evening or weekend program.
All these schools have unique and versatile features to cater for the needs of all prospective students and the growing Information Technology market.