Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Minority Computing Group Establishes IT Institute at Auburn University

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Minority Computing Group Establishes IT Institute at Auburn University

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AUBURN, Ala.

The national Black Data Processing Associates organization is kicking off the BDPA Information Technology Institute Certification Program this month. The online institute, based at Auburn University and partnered with that institution's distance learning program, provides distance learning opportunities for computer professionals seeking to boost their technical competence and leadership skills. BDPA officials anticipate that the institute will draw considerable interest from minority IT professionals across the nation.

Open to all races, the institute will provide online certification programs at three levels: the entry-level IT associate, the mid-level IT professional and the advanced-level IT master. The initial 14-week course, being offered this month, is the Professional Certification, which requires prospective students to have a bachelor's and five years of IT work experience.

"The BDPA IT Institute is an innovative service for IT professionals. This service will give IT professionals the ability to make career changes, brush up on their skills and provide them with the necessary skills for upward mobility in IT. …

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