Apprentices “earn while they learn” at HCC

By Steve Lestarjette Doug Posey, who enjoyed a career as a pipefitter, mechanical engineer, and successful company owner, came out of a short-lived retirement to do something he has learned to love: connect hard-working individuals to careers in the construction trades. Today he is the Director of Apprenticeship programs for HCC, helping find and prepare workers in eight disciplines:...

HCC made this dream come true

By Steve Lestarjette Haidar Altaiar came to the United States in 2008 as a refugee from Iraq. He took English classes at HCC to get better acclimated to life in a new country, then enrolled in A+, and earned his first certificate as a computer technician. “I stated working as computer technician, then decided to move on to bigger things,” Haidar says. “I took at step into a...

Microsoft 2012 certification helps computer technicians advance to administrators

By Steve Lestarjette The HCC Windows Server 2012 certification is an affordable, fast-track program created to help technical support technicians advance to computer systems administrators. Earning Microsoft Solution Associate (MCSA: Windows Server 2012) certification qualifies a person as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. The credential...