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Military Friendly School 2014 Designation


Fountainhead College Honored as a Military Friendly School for 2014

Victory Media has awarded Fountainhead College of Technology the designation of Military Friendly School for 2014, demonstrating for the fifth year in a row that Fountainhead stands in the top 15% of colleges in the country doing everything it can to embrace America’s military service members as students.

"Competition for the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list was fierce, and as a result we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark," said Rich McCormack, president of Victory Media Inc.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for Veteran Affairs tuition funding.

As a Military Friendly School, Fountainhead College distinguishes itself from other regional institutions by their unprecedented level of commitment to providing veterans and military service men and women with a unique blend of quality education, training, job placement and dedicated veteran support throughout a student’s enrollment.


Student Appreciation Day

School Party | Employer Interviews | Bring a Friend | Dorm Storm

Next Tuesday, August 13, will be a BIG DAY on the Fountainhead College Campus. HOT 104.5 logo

The radio station HOT 104.5’s “Dorm Storm” will invade the campus from 12-2 pm, bringing students a music party, games and free prizes.

Fountainhead College will serve up free hot dogs and drinks to all students and guests – yes, this is also “Bring a Friend to Class Day,” and so make sure to bring along a friend who might be curious to know more about what you are learning here inside the classroom.


Looking for IT Work?

Premier Staffing Partners will be on campus to interview students interested in working in the IT field!
Their recruiters will conduct 20-minute interviews Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13-14. They want to hire an IT student or graduate to work in a Network Operation Center. Skills needed: Basic Cisco IOS knowledge and troubleshooting skills, Cisco routing and switching knowledge, and some Windows Server basic knowledge also a plus.

More importantly, they want to meet our students to learn which candidates they can place in IT jobs when employers contact them. Interviewing is a great opportunity for you to show off your technical skills, as well as your soft skills, and to also ask questions and learn about what employers are looking for.

To interview:
1) Sign up in the Career Services office, and
2) Submit your resume to Career Services ASAP so that we can forward it on to Premier Staffing before the interviews.

Clothes Closet

Need business casual dress shirts and pants? No problem. Just let Career Services and/or Ms. Sandie Hancock know that you need some assistance and we will show you our Clothes Closet, which is full of nice dress clothes in all sizes. This is a free and private service that we offer all students.


August Job Fair


Welcome Employers!

Fountainhead College is pleased to roll out the welcome mat and connect employers with capable students and graduates at our August Job Fair. This event is the perfect venue for you to Get Discovered!

WHEN: August 6, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
WHERE: Fountainhead College of Technology Campus, 10208 Technology Drive  

Fountainhead College students and graduates will come dressed and prepared to hand out resumes and interview with local employers.

Registration Information for Employers: Please fill out the registration form (closed) by August 1 to reserve your company's table.

Contact Joel Southern or Goldie Littlejohn in Career Services if you have any questions. 


Agriculture & Food Security: InfraGard meeting

infragard_IMA_logo1-smKnoxville InfraGard Chapter Meeting

Agriculture and food security will be the topic of this InfraGard Knoxville chapter meeting on Thursday, July 11 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Fountainhead College.

Our speaker will be Dr. Ray Burden, Jr., from the University of Tennessee, who will speak about potential threats to our country's agricultural mechanisms. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us. As always, the FBI Cyber Squad will bring a brief update.

The Food and Agriculture Sector is a complex production, processing, and delivery system whose compromise could impact us all. Because of the open nature of many portions of the Food and Agriculture Sector, attacks against our Nation’s food or agricultural infrastructure or using its resources as weapons could have a devastating impact on public health and the economy. Recently back from providing training in Guam, Dr. Burden has interesting examples of how we might not be aware of how much we can be affected by attacks on this sector, and what is being done to protect it.

Dr. Burden is the Associate Director for the Center of Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness at the University of Tennessee. The Center provides training to support protection of agriculture and the food supply from terrorist threats and the promotion of safer food production and processing practices.

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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Best Technical School in Knoxville

Metro-Pulse-Best-2013Thank you, Knoxville!

Thank you for choosing Fountainhead College of Technology as the Best Technical/Business School in Knoxville. The 2013 Metro Pulse annual reader’s poll is out, and Fountainhead came out on top.

Why are we the best?

  • Class assignments are hands-on, which keeps our students focused.
  • Our instructors CARE about our students.
  • Class sizes are small, and so students receive a lot of personalized attention.
  • Industry certifications are built into many of our programs.
  • We offer career services to help place graduates in good jobs.
  • Our instructors are experts in their fields.

Most importantly, we are a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, as designated by the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. In other words, we are experts in cybersecurity education. This prestigious designation recognizes Fountainhead’s Network Security & Forensics (NSF) bachelor’s degree program as one of the best in the nation. We are the only college in Tennessee that offers all six national certifications offered by the Center of Academic Excellence (CAEIAE).

We appreciate your support, Knoxville. You can count on us doing everything we can to earn your support in the years to come!


Spring 2013 Graduation

Congratulations, Graduates!


Fountainhead College of Technology will recognize 50 graduating students at its spring graduation ceremony on Friday, April 26.

The college will award 26 Associate's Degrees and 24 Bachelor's of Applied Science Degrees during the ceremony. Fountainhead College is honored to welcome Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett who will present the graduation speech. Tim_Burchett_photo2See Mr. Burchett's full biography below.

Many graduating students have already joined the workforce and are working for local employers, including Clayton Homes, Pilot Flying J, Ruby Tuesday, SAIC, Jewelry TV, Vericom Cabling & Communication Solutions, Canberra Industries, Equipment Locator Services, Tennessee Waste, among others.

This is the first graduating class since the college moved its campus to west Knoxville. The graduation ceremony will take place on April 26 at 10 am at the college's former campus on Tazewell Pike. The graduating class comprises students from all programs in the college, including Network Security & Forensics, Information Technology, Electronics, Wireless Communications, Application Development, Radiological Protection, Health Information Management, and Computer Programming.

Fountainhead College congratulates these graduates as they complete this milestone and turn their full attention to launching their careers and spending more time with their families. We are proud that in our 65-years as an institution of higher education, our graduates continue to have a unique and positive impact on nearly every technology-related industry in the region.

Tim Burchett Bio

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett took the oath of office on Sept. 1, 2010, after completing a successful 16-year career of service in the Tennessee General Assembly.

After taking office as Knox County Mayor, Mayor Burchett started applying his experience in the state capitol at the local level by saving taxpayers millions of dollars, and by restoring public trust in Knox County government. He continues to focus on ensuring quality service to citizens, efficiency in government and financial savings to taxpayers.

Entrepreneurship, confidence in the free market, and a desire to serve the people of Knox County are traits that guide Mayor Burchett. They are a large part of the conservative foundation from which he derives his core principles of service, efficiency and savings.

Mayor Burchett attributes his commitment to a career in public service to his parents, Charlie and Joyce Burchett, who were both educators. Mayor Burchett's father, Charlie, was a WWII veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. He returned home to work his way up to Dean of Student Conduct at the University of Tennessee. Charlie Burchett passed away shortly after his son announced his plans to run for Knox County Mayor.

As a child, Mayor Burchett attended the Little Red Schoolhouse then later attended West Hills Elementary, Bearden Junior High, and Bearden High School. He was a member of the Bulldog graduating class of '82. After high school, Tim stayed in Knoxville, attending the University of Tennessee and earning a degree in education.

After college, Mayor Burchett started a successful small business, which he operated until deciding to run for public office. He began serving in State House of Representatives in 1994.

In 1998, after serving four years as a state representative, he was elected to the first of three terms as 7th District Tennessee State Senator. During his time in the General Assembly, he earned a reputation as an effective legislator who put honesty, integrity and constituent service above partisanship political expediency. He most recently served as the chairman of the Budget Subcommittee in Finance, and was secretary of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee. Mayor Burchett also sat on the State and Local Government Committee, as well as the Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.


Open House: April 18

girl-laptopThursday, April 18

11am - 7pm

You are invited to attend Fountainhead College’s Open House
where you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, financial aid counselors, admissions representatives, career counselors, and tour our new campus.


campus_overview-smallLearn about career fields related to cyber-security and information technologies, wireless communications, electronics & robotics, and health care.

  • Free Food 
  • Door Prizes 
  • Live Radio Broadcasts 

Directions to Fountainhead College:

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10208 Technology Drive | Knoxville, TN 37932 

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