Monday, November 13, 2017

MVCTC IT Students Explore Careers

MVCTC Computer Repair and Tech Support Students Learn About Future Careers and Collaborate with Sinclair Professors

MVCTC Computer Repair and Technical Support junior class
recently attended the Information Technology Career Day at
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, Ohio - The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Computer Repair and Technical Support junior class recently attended the Information Technology Career Day at Sinclair Community College. Students listened to a representative from The Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium explain about all the advantages of being a Tech Prep student at MVCTC including earning a $3,000 scholarship to Sinclair and earning college credit while at CTC. Students also participated in two break-out sessions taught by Sinclair CIS professors. The first session on Servers was taught by Kara Brown who explained the Secure System Administrator degree program and how Sinclair utilizes hands-on learning with live working servers to teach the classes in this major. The 2nd session was with Kyle Jones on Security. Students learned about all the newest security threats and how CIS students learn how to stay up to date on dealing with these threats and security issues. Both sessions gave the students a firsthand look at growing career fields in the IT industry.

Program Instructor Amy Sugden stated, “This educational visit allowed my students to see the many opportunities that Sinclair has to offer in the Computer Information Systems department and see what a college CIS class would be like.” She added that participating in this educational experience provided students with a chance to visit the Sinclair campus, interact with current CIS professors, and learn about the different CIS degrees available at Sinclair.

Computer Repair and Technical Support prepares students to enter the IT career field or be prepared to enter the next level of training in the IT field. Students will learn to install, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware systems. They will perform maintenance practices and learn techniques for maintaining computer hardware security. Students will also learn the fundamentals of database management. Communication skills and professionalism in troubleshooting problems is emphasized

What started almost 50 years ago as the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School (JVS) has transformed into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). While the name has changed, the mission remains the same. MVCTC is dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.

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