The UM College of Technology has a new program beginning Fall 2009. A one-year certificate program in Computer Aided Design (CAD) was approved by the Board of Regents late last week. Students enrolling in this program will earn a Certificate of Applied Science in one year! This certificate program is housed in the Applied Computing and Electronics Department. New CAD classes offered this fall include: Graphic Communications, Computer Aided Design and Drafting, and CAD II. See the Program Requirements here. If you are interested in registering for these courses, visit http://www.cte.umt.edu/ and apply today. Students already enrolled at the COT are welcome to take these courses as well.
Ten Computer Technology students completed CompTIA A+ certification in the month of May. "We had eleven students attempt the certification process and ten passed." states Associate Professor Tom Gallagher, “ We’re really happy with the great success our students have had in earning this credential.” CompTIA (Computer Technology Industry Association) A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ certification confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.