IT Institute Holds Certificate Ceremony

Published May 21, 2015 at 02:51 pm IT Institute Certificate Ceremony

Butler Community College’s IT Institute held a certificate ceremony May 7 at Butler of Andover’s 5000 building. Forty-four students earned a total of 64 certificates of completion.

“Last December we awarded 23 students, and this semester we are up to 44 students,” said Dr.Anna Catterson, director of the IT Institute. “I expect to see next semester’s numbers increase as well.”

Keynote speaker for the event was Kenton Hansen, Marketing Director for Balanced Comp, Owner of Go Banana LLC, and Founder of The Labor Party. He is an avid supporter of building and sustaining Wichita business. Hansen also serves on the IT Institute Advisory Board. 

“Your education is like a bookshelf,” said Hansen. “It exists, but in those fields of IT development you will have to rapidly grow and develop more skills to put on your bookshelf. And, then with those skills or books, you’ll be able to pull them off of your shelf when you need them.” 

The IT Institute was created in 2013 through a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant (TAACCCT). Butler was awarded a 2.6 million dollar grant to provide TAA-eligible displaced workers and veterans an opportunity to re-enter the workforce. The institute opened with the goal of having 400 students by 2016, currently there are 580 students enrolled in the institute.

There are six certificate programs provided by the IT Institute, including Cyber Security & Internetworking Management, Database Administration, Digital Media, Interactive 3D Technologies, Software Development and Windows Administration.

Below is a list of Certificate completers by hometowns:

Andover

  • Edwin VanWinkle, Certificate of Completion for Networking
  • Kevin Ratchford, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Kyle Yoder, 3D Graphic Specialist
  • Samuel Stokes, 3D Graphic Specialist
  • Scott Longsworth, Photography
  • Seth Myers, Photography

Augusta

  • Michael Schneider, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate of Completion for Networking II, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification,  Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

Bel Aire

  • Allison Randolph, Photography

Conway Springs

  • Joshua Lackey, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

Derby

  • Jesse Allen, Photography
  • Mark Roach, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

El Dorado

  • David Lewis, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate for Internetworking II
  • Kenneth Powell, Photography

Haysville

  • Brian Jackson, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Daniel Miller, Certificate of Completion for Internetworking Management, Certificate of Completion for Networking II
  • Joe Currier, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

Kechi

  • Carl Hultgren, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate of Completion for Networking II

Lindsborg

  • Michael Montgomery, Photography

Towanda

  • Enkhbaatar Battulga, Photography
  • Seth Brown, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA SQL Server Certification, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

Udall

  • James Buehler, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification

Valley Center

  • Mitchell Kelly, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSE Server Infrastructure Certification

Wichita

  • Aaron Levesque, Photography
  • Ahmed El Hamdaoui, Photography
  • Ali Imran, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Austin Furman, Certificate of Completion for Networking Management, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Brady Haag, 3D Graphic Specialist
  • Christina Hollis, Photography
  • Eric Dilling, Certificate of Completion for Networking
  • Eric Robertson, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Jeffery Eck, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Joseph Oakes, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification
  • Mason Swann, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA SQL Server Certification
  • Matthew Bishop, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate of Completion for Networking II
  • Matthew Stickney, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Michael Juhasz, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification
  • Molly Patton, Photography
  • Nathaniel Grant, Photography
  • Phongsathon Prasitthiphong, Certificate of Completion for Networking, Certificate of Completion for Networking II, Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification,  Certificate for courses completed that map to the MCSA Windows 8 Certification
  • Stephanie Edwards, Photography
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