WELCOME TO SANTA CLARA ADULT EDUCATION “the best in public education” HIGH TECH PROGRAM www.scae.org (408) 423-3500
Mission Statement Santa Clara Adult Education is committed to excellence by providing educational programs that meet the diverse, lifelong learning needs of our community.
Overview High Technology Program Characteristics • Offers high quality advanced training • Attractive fees • Industry professional staff • Rapid response to a changing labor market
Program started in 1998 with 3 classes and 60 students During 1999-2000 we offered 32 classes to 661 students During 2000-2001 we offered 55 classes to 1165 students During 2001-2002 we offered 52 classes to 1049 students During 2002-2003 we offered 81 classes to 2105 students Program History
MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) Certification Software QA & Testing Manual Testing Automated Testing QA Partner/Silk WinRunner Load Runner Astra BioTech/Medical Device Software V&V OperatingSystem Windows 2000 Server UNIX - Sun Solaris & Linux Courses Offered
Courses Offered • Networking • Network + Certification Preparation • Cisco Networking Academy • A+ Certification Preparation Course
Certificate is granted upon course completion Course Certifications
What students are saying ... “You are a wonderful teacher. I feel very lucky to have been in your class… I did not know any C programming when I started your class… I have a wonderful job. I design analog hardware and I am very good at it…” Philip Wilson
What students are saying ... “I am a Software QA Manager…I have interviewed many people… 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… He takes us from the elementary level and leads us through the process You all are making a very positive contribution to the success of the students in our area.” Walter Windus
What students are saying ... “I would like to say a few words of appreciation for the role SCAE played in my working life. 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. 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. Mark Vishnevsky”
What students are saying ... " 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!" Cynthia L. Davis
Who are the Teachers? • High Tech industry professionals with many years of experience • Possess advanced degrees • Extensive teaching experience • Dedicated to student achievement
The Advisory Committee • Leaders from High Tech Industry • Intel, Fujitsu, Synopsis, Applied Materials, Amkor Technology, Semiconductor Research Corp, Software Quality Specialist, SQAtester • Long-term commitment to SCAE • Expertise in Marketing, Engineering, R&D, etc..
Industry Partners • Mercury Interactive • Cisco • Oracle • Sequel • Software Quality Specialists • SQAtester
Facilities and Tech Support • 9 Advanced PC Labs • 250+ Computers • High-Speed Internet Access • Latest Versions of Software • On-Site Technical Support (Day/ Evening)
Our Future Plans • Adapt to changing industry needs for a skilled workforce and expand our program • Grow partnerships with industry leaders and the community • Strengthen marketing efforts • Modernize existing classrooms and create new labs