The IST Department at La Salle offers over 20+ computer science courses covering networking, program and digital design.
Summer IT Academy
Summer Courses 2020
At La Salle College High School it is sometimes very difficult to take all of the classes that one would like to take. Our world-class Microsoft IT Academy curriculum will help you obtain the hands-on skills and experience that you need to succeed in technology careers - now available in the summer! These classes are now available to area schools from grades 6 - 12. In fact, many certification holders in the past have been from local grade schools exploring a future in technology.
La Salle College High School has been a Microsoft IT Academy at the highest level (Level One) for over twelve years. This program has benefitted countless numbers of La Salle students who have continued to become Microsoft Certified to the highest levels. They have moved on to become extremely successful and experts in their respective fields after completing undergraduate studies. The vision of the Summer Program is to extend that success outside of the La Salle College High School Community.
The courses will be offered in the Computer Center at La Salle College High School.
What is the La Salle IT Academy?
The program offers classroom and online learning, Hands-On Labs, and access to hundreds of courses, books, cutting-edge resources, and collaboration tools. Most important, you can earn valuable Microsoft Certifications, which can increase your chances of getting a good job in today’s tough economy. There is a global need for people highly skilled in Microsoft technologies, and Microsoft Certifications are the credentials you need to impress employers and colleges.
Course Cost: $1,600
(Discounted Rates Available)
June 15, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Monday-Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
According to Larry Dignan, Editorial Director of TechRepublic, in his recent ZDNet blog, IT certifications will be more relevant than ever due to the unstable economy, unsettled workforce, and new technology and platforms. He lists 10 reasons why:
- #1: Job Retention
- #2: Salary Maintenance
- #3: Hiring and Promotion Eligibility
- #4: Career Improvement
- #5: New-Generation Certifications Increase Relevance
- #6: Organizations Will Become More Discriminating
- #7: New Products Will Gain Momentum
- #8: Organizations Must Minimize Downtime
- #9: Organizations Need to Reduce Costs
- #10: Confidence Proves Handy During Turbulent Times
It is becoming commonplace, especially in government organizations, to see employees being asked to take a pay cut. The certification will not protect you from a reduction in compensation, but those that hold IT certifications, “including A+, Security+, Microsoft credentials, and other accreditations,” typically can pull in higher salaries so when a pay cut is implemented, these professionals will still be earning more then their non-certified counterparts.
Believe it or not, some organizations are actually hiring and promoting employees. Those with certifications have a competitive edge over others that are going for the same position. Not only do the certifications on a resume get a hiring manager’s attention, in many cases, they are becoming a requirement for the job.
Certifications are receiving a boost from considerable reworking. Many organizations, including CompTIA and Cisco, are revamping and redesigning exams and instructional initiatives. And Microsoft really stands out due to the variety and impact of changes made to its training and certification program.
When reducing operating expenses, organizations know that IT certification efforts help maximize ROI. “A Kotler Marketing Group study published by CompTIA revealed certifications enabled organizations to reduce expenses, identify knowledge gaps, and improve productivity. In addition, certifications proved helpful in improving uptime and reducing turnover.”
Build an understanding of Security Layers, Operating System Security, Network Security, and Security Software.
Build an understanding of OS Configurations, Installing and Upgrading Client Systems, Managing Devices, and OS Maintenance
Build an understanding of Network Infrastructures, Network Hardware, and Protocols and Services
Looking for alumni in the fields of technology, communication and digital design.
Early Bird Special
Register by the dates below to recieve selected discounts:
|Super Early Bird||-||January 1, 2020||$1,300.00|
|Early Bird||January 2 , 2020||March 15, 2020||$1,450.00|
|Regular||March 16, 2020||-||$1,600.00|
Tuition for the costs is $1,600 and includes all costs of the course.
|What does the cost cover?||Others||La Salle|
|Tuition for the Course||$2,500||$1,600|
|Two Exams per Student||$120||Included|
|Official Microsoft Textbook||$60||Included|
|Full Licensed Version Windows 8 Professional||$199||Included|
|Full Licensed Version Windows Server 2012||$882||Included|
|Refreshments and Lunch on Saturday||$50||Included|
Certification Exam Disclaimer
The content of these courses can act only as a guide for the material that will be covered in the certification exams. You will have to review and practice to achieve mastery of the concepts and skills. Passing of these classes does not guarantee that you will pass the certification exams.
Registration Cancellation Policy
Because of the registration costs and licensing for La Salle College High School, all registration cancellations must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the dates listed below.
- Full refund minus $250 USD processing fee when cancellation received by 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 24, 2020
- No refund after May 24, 2020
The original registrant should not cancel their registration, but simply contact the IT Academy at email@example.com to change the registration information of the participating student.
Class Dress Code
Dress code for the Summer IT Academy is streetwear/casual clothing. Shorts and t-shirts are typical. There is no need for shirt and tie to be worn for the Summer IT Academy.
The Summer IT Academy Program includes two retests at no cost. La Salle's Certification Center limits retake attempts for an individual class to no more than five attempts at a single exam.