Karen Jones - Infrastructure Technician, Graduate of ICTC IT program:
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in another field, I decided to change careers and studied Information Technology/Cisco Networking Academy at Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC). This course gave me a good foundation for an entry level position in the field of Networking. It also provided preparation to take several computer and network industry certification tests such as CCENT, CCNA, A+, and N+. The Information Technology training I received has allowed me to work successfully as a Network Infrastructure Technician with a global company.
As a previous university graduate, I recommend the training at ICTC because the classes are small, allowing students to receive excellent support and assistance directly from caring instructors who are highly trained and knowledgeable in their fields. At ICTC students focus on the training they need to be successful in their field. This saves time and money. Most courses take about 10 months to complete and are affordable as compared to the 2 or 4 year time and expense of a college degree program. This allows a student to be working and earning money quickly rather than acquiring the debt of a college education.
Madyson Stansell - RN, Graduate of ICTC PN and Health Careers Certification programs:
My name is Madyson Stansell and I am 22 years old, a Registered Nurse, and currently working at the Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center on the Medical Surgical Unit. Before you ask, yes I really am 22, and I have been a nurse for 3 years! I never would have been able to have this amazing feat without Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC). I started at ICTC when I was only 17 years old and still in high school in the Nursing Assistant program. During this program, I learned Nursing is exactly what I wanted to do with my life and I had such a good family atmosphere of teachers guiding me to get there! My first year there I had such wonderful teachers like Vicki Cone, Renee Sherrill, and Elaina Rutherford who were the first faces I saw each day and had such an positive impact on my decision to stay at ICTC. They were reassuring and gave me something exciting to look forward to each time I walked into class.
Upon finishing the Nursing assistant/Long term care class, I decided to advance my education and apply to ICTC’s Practical Nursing Program. While In this program ,I learned what it was like to have such great teachers like Leslie Hughes who helped our small class feel like we could conquer the world. At Indian Capital Technology Center, I attained smart study habits, testing strengths, and a better understanding of how to be an effective leader. When I graduated the Practical Nursing program in March of 2012, I felt that ICTC more than prepared me to take my National boards for my LPN license. A month later, I passed my boards and became a Licensed Practical Nurse at the age of 19. I started working for a home health Pediatric intensive care agency right out of school while finishing up the few basics I had left and applied to Connors State College of Nursing. Once I received my long anticipated acceptance, I completed the LPN to RN bridge program just as I had planned within a year and graduated in May of 2014. In August 2014, I took and passed my National Boards for my RN license and became a Registered Nurse. I immediately upon graduating RN school applied to get my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northeastern State University. I started working at the VA shortly after getting my RN license and could not be happier. I am currently in my second semester of BSN School, working full time and plan to graduate December of this year.
Sometimes I think back and wonder what would have happened had I not started out with such a great faculty and program values at ICTC. At ICTC I learned to shoot for the stars and that I had the ability to do whatever I set my mind to. I plan to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and with the mental capability that started 5 years ago, I know I can do it and you can, too!
Anthony Hogner - Administrative Assistant, Graduate of ICTC Business Management & Administration program:
I started the Administrative Assistant Program in January of 2014 and completed the program in December 2014. As a creative individual that wants to venture towards the design of fashion, one may ask: Why did you enter an Administrative Assistant Program?
The reason is because I want to succeed. The world of Fashion design isn’t just about designing a pretty dress, it’s a business. I feel that being introduced into a business as an assistant would give me much needed skills to build towards owning my own one day.
Before I started at ICTC, I was working in retail. Retail did shape me into a professional employee but it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I was ready to move on to something more.
The Administrative Assistant program has shown me what I am capable of. It has shown me how a business goes from day to day. It has provided me with skills in typing, Quickbooks, Microsoft Programs such as Excel, Access, and Powerpoint, just to name a few. This program has opened many opportunities for me to be successful with the help of my Instructor, Angie Mullins.
Towards the end of the program I had the privilege to work with ICTC staff doing data entry. Doing this on the job training, gave me the confidence to go for a more permanent position in the field. I am now working for ICTC as an Administrative Assistant for Paul Hurst (OSAC Director), Anesa Hooper (Marketing Director), and Ravonda Bethel (District Coordinator for Information Technology).
If you put in the effort, drive, and time you will put yourself into the right direction for your career path. That is what ICTC has done for me.