York Technical College will add seven new programs to its curriculum line up this fall. The new programs are:
- Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security
- Certificate in Personal Trainer
- Certificate in Nursing Care
- Certificate in Dental Office
- Certificate in Allied Health Services
- Associate of Applied Science Degree, Major in Digital Art
- Associate of Applied Science Degree, Major in Paralegal
“At the center of our mission is student and community success,” said Dr. Stacey Moore, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “York Tech is investing in dynamic new programs to meet and exceed shifting workforce demands, to drive economic development in our region and ensure our students have the advanced training needed in innovative, high demand careers.”
The York Technical College Advanced Information Technology Institute at Indian Land (AITI) will now offer an advanced certificate in Cyber Security. This advanced certificate program provides progressive skills training in the configuration of network security hardware, secure configuration of network operating systems (such as Windows and LINUX), and network services such as email, web servers, and database servers.
“With the high demand and usage of computers today, we’re seeing an increased vulnerability among these systems,” stated James Thomas, Associate Dean for Business and Information Technology. “This new advanced certificate will equip existing information technology professionals with the skills to help mitigate these risks.”
A Personal Trainer certificate will also be available this fall for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the field of personal health and fitness. The program is science-based, and provides an understanding of the fundamentals of exercise science, clinical nutrition, human anatomy and physiology.
To meet the needs of students interested in pursing a degree in the health science field, certificate programs will now be offered in Allied Health Services, Dental Office and Nursing Care. These certificates may also serve as part of the admissions requirements for the College’s degree programs in radiologic technology, dental hygiene, and nursing, respectively. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students may then enter the workforce, with marketable skills, or choose to continue their degree into one of the limited enrollment programs.
Students will now be able to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Arts and Paralegal. These two degree programs replace a general technology degree where students previously only received a specialization in the field.
The new Digital Arts program provides students with a well-rounded knowledge of the skills required in order to be successful designers, artists and advertising professionals. The Paralegal program focuses on the scope of work in a legal setting and graduates of this program will be qualified to work with attorneys and others aligned in the legal profession.
The College’s Enrollment Services team will hold a special Open House event to spotlight the new programs on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. To learn more about York Technical College’s new programs or to RSVP for the Open House, visit yorktech.edu/newprograms2017.