CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner

CompTIA-Logo_copyFountainhead is now a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner. 

And we are also integrating the Microsoft Technology Associates Certification Program into our IT curriculums.

Fountainhead College is pleased to announce two substantive developments to our information technology programs.

Fountainhead College is now a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner, which allows the school to offer students huge discounts on all certifications offered through CompTIA. Students and staff also have access to learning content to support their understanding of IT-related job roles. Successfully completed certifications allow students to show prospective employers not only a degree from an advanced technology college but industry-relevant certifications that validate that they have the skills and training to succeed in their jobs.

The CompTIA Academy Partner Program provides a pathway for students toward a rewarding, high-growth career in information technology.


Microsoft Technology Associate Certification Program

Additionally, Fountainhead College is now offering the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification to Associate Degree-seeking students. Students in the 16-month IT Associate Degree Program are now receiving certifications as part of their curriculum – at no additional cost.

MTA-studentgroup-Tim-KingStudents in Instructor Tim King's Information Technology class will be offered six certifications in the Microsoft Technology Associates program by the time they walk across the stage at graduation for their Associate degree. Eight students recently passed the MTA exam for Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals, and they are now studying for the Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification.

In addition to giving students an entry-level Microsoft certification, MTA is designed to be a stepping stone to more advanced Microsoft technology certifications like the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications.

"This new certification path by Microsoft motivates and engages students to explore their technology interests and receive tangible acknowledgement for their studies," said Tim King, Department Head for the Information Technology program. "We will expand the MTA certifications into other Associate-level programs next semester. These certs really do validate the key skills students need to succeed in today's highly competitive workplace."

The following students in Mr. King's class successfully passed the MTA exam for Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals: Alexander Russell, Cory McClanahan, Edward Scott Hunter, Gaylynn Wolfe, Greg Slaven, Thomas Colvin, Trae Horton, and Vina Headrick. Congratulations Fountainhead students!

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