Computer Aided Design Program Approved

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 and apply today. Students already enrolled at the COT are welcome to take these courses as well.

Students Earn A+ Certified Computer Support Credential

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.