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The history of the Program

  1. 1. WELCOME TO SANTA CLARA ADULT EDUCATION “ the best in public education” HIGH TECH PROGRAM (408) 423-3500
  2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>Santa Clara Adult Education is committed to excellence by providing educational programs that meet the diverse, lifelong learning needs of our community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>High Technology Program Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Offers high quality advanced training </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive fees </li></ul><ul><li>Industry professional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid response to a changing labor market </li></ul>
  4. 4. Program History <ul><li>Program started in 1998 with 3 classes and 60 students </li></ul><ul><li>During 1999-2000 we offered 32 classes to 661 students </li></ul><ul><li>During 2000-2001 we offered 55 classes to 1165 students </li></ul><ul><li>During 2001-2002 we offered 52 classes to 1049 students </li></ul><ul><li>During 2002-2003 we offered 81 classes to 2105 students </li></ul>
  5. 5. Program History
  6. 6. Program History (continue)
  7. 7. Program History
  8. 8. Program Growth
  9. 9. Program Growth
  10. 10. Courses Offered <ul><li>Introduction to Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C/C++ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced C/C++, Data Structure & Algorithms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perl and JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.NET using Visual Basic.NET, C# </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oracle Database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administration </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Courses Offered <ul><li>MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Software QA & Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>QA Partner/Silk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WinRunner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Load Runner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Astra </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BioTech/Medical Device Software V&V </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNIX - Sun Solaris & Linux </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Courses Offered <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network + Certification Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco Networking Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A+ Certification Preparation Course </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Course Certifications <ul><li>Certificate is granted upon course completion </li></ul>
  14. 14. What students are saying ... <ul><li>“ You are a wonderful teacher. I feel very lucky to have been in your class… </li></ul><ul><li>I did not know any C programming when I started your class… </li></ul><ul><li>I have a wonderful job. I design analog hardware and I am very good at it…” </li></ul><ul><li> Philip Wilson </li></ul>
  15. 15. What students are saying ... <ul><li>“ I am a Software QA Manager…I have interviewed many people… </li></ul><ul><li>The students coming out of Mr. xxx’s class are much better prepared to enter the employment market and are of much greater value to Silicon Valley… </li></ul><ul><li>He takes us from the elementary level and leads us through the process </li></ul><ul><li>You all are making a very positive contribution to the success of the students in our area.” </li></ul><ul><li> Walter Windus </li></ul>
  16. 16. What students are saying ... <ul><li>“ I would like to say a few words of appreciation for the role SCAE played in my working life. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last 4 years I took more than 10 High Tech Program classes, and they have been very beneficial. I landed my first job as an SQA Intern following the class in Software Quality Assurance. I landed an Engineering position after taking classes in database structure and computer languages. My teachers, very experienced engineers from local high-tech companies, taught current technology, so I felt very comfortable on job interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>I thank all of the staff at Adult Education for great classes. I am confident that when a new technology or new tool appears on the market, SCAE would be first to provide training in that technology or tool to their students. I look forward to be among those students in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Vishnevsky” </li></ul>
  17. 17. What students are saying ... &quot; I have never seen such an extensive variety of different career oriented courses offered by any local Adult Education program… You should also know that your High Tech program has a very good reputation here locally among professionals working in the Software Industry. I used to work at Peregrine Systems in Mountain View, CA, and I heard about your program from three different colleagues in our QA group…  … the courses offered by Santa Clara Adult Education in your High Tech program are very helpful to local professionals in the Software Industry.   … thank you so much for all your help… I really think that your Program is terrific – keep up the good work!&quot;   Cynthia L. Davis  
  18. 18. Who are the Teachers? <ul><li>High Tech industry professionals with many years of experience </li></ul><ul><li>Possess advanced degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to student achievement </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Advisory Committee <ul><li>Leaders from High Tech Industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel, Fujitsu, Synopsis, Applied Materials, Amkor Technology, Semiconductor Research Corp, Software Quality Specialist, SQAtester </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long-term commitment to SCAE </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise in Marketing, Engineering, R&D, etc.. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Industry Partners <ul><li>Mercury Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Sequel </li></ul><ul><li>Software Quality Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>SQAtester </li></ul>
  21. 21. Facilities and Tech Support <ul><li>9 Advanced PC Labs </li></ul><ul><li>250+ Computers </li></ul><ul><li>High-Speed Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Versions of Software </li></ul><ul><li>On-Site Technical Support (Day/ Evening) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Our Future Plans <ul><li>Adapt to changing industry needs for a skilled workforce and expand our program </li></ul><ul><li>Grow partnerships with industry leaders and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen marketing efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Modernize existing classrooms and create new labs </li></ul>