ROCK HILL, S.C. -- York Technical College is excited to announce the launch of its new Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI). The institute will be housed at the College’s Indian Land Center beginning this fall and will offer advanced training for high demand careers in information technology. A rise in the need of IT professionals helped give foundation to offering sought after programs exclusively at the Indian Land Center, conveniently situated and structured to accommodate individuals within the region.
“We are in an area that is experiencing a rapidly growing need for IT professionals with advanced skills,” said James Thomas, Department Chair for Information Technology at York Technical College. “The institute allows access to advanced training for anyone who is interested in gaining these skills, whether it is for credit or through continuing education.”
This fall, programs offered at AITI will be the Cisco Network Operations Certificate and the Advanced Network Security Certificate. Participants enrolled in these programs will gain working knowledge of routers, switches, network applications as well as protocols. Students can anticipate pursuing career opportunities upon completion of the program within four semesters. “We have designed these programs using a stackable credential model which allows students to target the skill set that they need to be successful,” Thomas said. “The programs interconnect, so if you want attend classes at a later date or desire to come back for more training, you will be able to easily begin at the next stage of your certification. We believe that this is the best model for our students and allows for them to gain the skills they need to further their careers.” Advanced Cybersecurity will be coming to AITI in the fall of 2017.
Job placement rates for these academic programs have been trending at 100% for three consecutive years and include careers such as Network Engineers, Network Administrators, Network Technicians, Network Designers, IT Analysts, and Security Consultants.
The next cohort for the Cisco Network Operations Certificate begins October 12. Those interested in learning more about programs at the Advanced Information Technology Institute as well as applying should visit: yorktech.edu/IndianLandIT
About York Technical College
York Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Through maximizing student success, the College seeks to contribute to the economic growth and development of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties and of the State. York Technical College has an open admissions policy for qualified students and annually enrolls 5,000-7,000 credit students. In addition, the College offers a comprehensive selection of corporate and continuing education courses designed to promote occupational advancement, personal interest, and business and industry growth.