Case Studies
 

Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York, has nearly 12,000 part- and full-time students and 8,000 continuing education students. Almost one half of Westchester students are over age 25, returning to college to advance their career. Daytime, evening, and online students have access to over 50 associate and certificate programs, including computer security and forensics.

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DeVry University

DeVry University strives to prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in the workplace by bringing the real world into the classroom with active learning. This emphasis on real-world training and career placement—and its proven success—has made DeVry University an ideal choice for adults who return to school for a career change or additional training.

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Holmes High School

Holmes High School, a Title I school in inner city San Antonio, Texas, has a thriving career and technology department that offers courses in computer maintenance and networking. Each course maps to the objectives of industry certifications, and juniors and seniors can take advantage of IT training to jumpstart their career preparation and certify in A+, Network+, CCNA, or Security+.

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Central Lakes College

Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota, enrolls more than 3000 students, and nearly 200 of them are working toward an associate’s degree in the Computer Careers program. Two degrees are offered, including Network Administration with a networking emphasis, and Information Technology with a help desk emphasis. Students range in age from 18 to 80, and Central Lakes College offers technology courses both on campus and online, accommodating traditional and non-traditional students.

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Elkhart Area Career Centers

Elkhart Area Career Center in Elkhart, Indiana, is a regional career technical high school with about one thousand students, 43 of which study computer networking. Seventeen high schools in northern Indiana and southern Michigan feed into EACC, and students spend half of every school day at their high school and half at EACC. Beth Hall, computer networking teacher in the Business Technology department, has been teaching IT for 22 years at EACC. “Most of my students at EACC grew up with technology and like it. They like computers, and they’re curious what’s ‘under the hood’,” Hall said.

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