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Emergency Preparedness @ InfraGard Meeting

infragard_IMA_logo1-smKnoxville InfraGard Chapter Meeting

How to handle workplace violence and active shooter senarios will be discussed at the next InfraGard Knoxville chapter meeting on Thursday, March 14, from 11:00 – 12:30 pm at Fountainhead College.

Charity Menefee and Capt. Nate Allen will present planning recommendations on preparing for and responding to workplace violence or "active shooters" and facilitate group discussion on those subjects.

Charity Menefee is the Regional Hospital Coordinator for the Emergency Preparedness Department of the Knox County Health Department. Capt. Nathaniel Allen works in Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security with the Knoxville Police Department.

Visitors are welcome at this InfraGard meeting.

A lasagna lunch will be offered to guests for $8. To order lunch, RSVP to Richard Scheuch.

InfraGard Knoxville Members Alliance

The mission of the Infragard East Tennessee Members Alliance is to educate and inform our region's businesses, organizations, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, as well as private citizens on issues surrounding cybercrime and security. The East Tennessee Infragard Chapter is a 501c nonprofit organization, and is one part of a national networked organization called InfraGard.

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Lunch & Learn Tuesdays


Free lunch. Free tour. No pressure.

Fountainhead College invites you to visit our new campus, enjoy a catered meal, take a short tour and learn about our Associate and Bachelor degree programs

Starting March 5, the school will sponsor five Lunch & Learn Tuesday events. 


EndGameCon Video Gaming Event

Endgamecon_logoEndGameCon: Video Gaming Mania 

EndGameCon is an interactive video gaming convention on January 27 featuring competitive tournaments, retro gaming, live entertainment and much more. EndGameCon is free and open to all ages.

Video-game-collage-To Compete: A $5 tournament fee allows you to compete in contests for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Madden 13.

EndGameCon will combine the winners of Sunday's tournaments with winners from previous tournaments. There will be special rooms for Magic the Gathering card game, all things Pokémon, role-playing games and people "who love overly complicated and overly-priced board games." Come dressed as your favorite video game character and enter the COSPLAY Competition! 

WHEN: Sunday, January 27, from 2 – 9 pm; (Pre-registration begins at 1pm)

WHERE: 3203 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, at Fountain City Commons (former location of Fountainhead College of Technology)

Event Highlights:

  • Battlefield Knoxville will set up a mini combat arena laser tag course
  • A Live radio remote by "The X" from 3 - 5pm
  • Photo booth with full-sized R2-D2
  • Register to win cash prizes & a vacation package to Las Vegas
  • Retro gaming booths
  • Get a tattoo onsite from Ambition Tattoo
  • DJs will be spinning underground electronic music
  • 3-D Visuals Projection Mapping with Michel Rasnake
  • Twitch TV will stream the event live


New campus opens doors to the future

New campus opens doors to the future


The new Fountainhead College of Technology campus opened its doors for business last week at its new location in west Knoxville near Interstate 40/75 and Pellissippi Parkway. Over 200 students are currently enrolled in the college's eight technology-focused programs. 

The new campus is spacious and modern with larger classrooms and labs, a larger library resource center and student lounge. 


The school has a dedicated Testing Center, where students and non-students can test for leading technology certifications, many of which are embedded into the curriculums. Fountainhead College is a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner, as well as an authorized Pearson Vue and Prometric Test Center.

"This is a watershed moment in the history of Fountainhead College," said Richard Rackley, the school CEO. "We are bringing our students closer to where the tech-focused jobs are, and we are now able to bring our considerable expertise in IT, cybersecurity and health information directly into Knoxville's technology community. Moving our campus west couldn't come at a better time, given the growth and need for a skilled and tech savvy workforce."


We Are Moving!

Fountainhead College Moving Campus to West Knoxville

Richard Rackley, CEO of Fountainhead College of Technology, has announced that the college will move its campus west to a site in Knoxville's technology corridor, near Interstate 40/75 and Pellissippi Parkway. 

After nearly 30 years of holding classes at their Tazewell Pike campus, the college will begin its spring term on January 7 in a 30,000 square foot building formerly occupied by Knoxville's ITT Technical Institute at 10208 Technology Drive.

This move reflects growth for Fountainhead College and the local technology industry, and the institution's mission of connecting students and graduates with employers, many of whom are located in west Knoxville. 

The new campus is situated in the epicenter of a technology corridor which is home to over 500 technology companies and 75,000 college and university students. An Open House will be announced early spring.


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.


TechFest 2012

TechFest-2012-Logo-small-WEBTechFest 2012

2nd Annual Homecoming

Friday, November 2,  4–7 pm

Free & open to the public

Fountainhead College invites you to attend its 2nd Annual TechFest Homecoming event. Come meet the department heads of each academic program and see exhibits of the latest technologies.


Learn about career fields related to network security and information technologies, wireless communications, electronics, health care, and radiological protection.

  • Door Prizes will be given away every 30 minutes
  • Meet faculty, students and graduates
  • Free food, T-shirts and prizes
  • 94.3 "The X" will provide music and a live remote broadcast. 

theX  The iPad 3 drawing will be held at 6:55 p.m. You must be present to win.

Planning to attend: Join us on Facebook!

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