In 1976, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., had a vision that a computer would be in the hands of every ordinary person. Today this vision is close to reality with a computer being found in 80% of American households. Not only do most people own a computer, but they have come to rely on technology for carrying out numerous tasks in their day-to-day lives at work, home, and in school. In many ways, technology runs society and skilled information technology professionals are in high demand.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for computer support specialists is expected to grow at a rate of 17 percent – faster than the average for all occupations. At Takoda Institute of Higher Education, a variety of IT courses and programs are offered to prepare individuals for this ever-growing industry. The trainings are quick and rigorous and are designed to provide graduates with the knowledge necessary to either launch or further a career in information technology. New courses in Java and SQL are now available, both running for approximately 12 weeks and, for qualifying students, are provided free through one of the many scholarships offered by Takoda Institute.
The Java Programming course reviews programming concepts with a focus on the Java language. Students will learn problem-solving techniques including flowcharts and algorithms. They will also learn concepts such as variables, object-orientation, loops, and inputs/outputs. Takoda’s Data Analysis and Reporting with SQL course is designed to train students on how to implement and manage database solutions, including SQL language and database queries. It also trains students on how to migrate data and implement powerful reporting features. Students who complete the course will gain an understanding of data modeling, data structures, problem-solving techniques, data analysis and the SQL language.
Knowledge of Java and SQL is in high demand and IT professionals completing these courses are sure to have an edge in the job market.