Invest in Your Success – Core Technology Skills Certificate Program for AU Student Workers
Launches January 2018
Invest in Your Success is a new non-credit professional development certificate program developed by the Office of Information Technology for American University’s student workers. This program maximizes students’ success by teaching the core technology skills needed to thrive in an office environment. Students will complete a combination of online and classroom-based training to enhance their skills and increase their value to potential on campus employers.
OIT worked closely with a core group of students to create the Invest in Your Success curriculum, which focuses on safe computing, collaboration and teamwork, and practical applications of technology to the work environment. Fall 2017 Pilot Program graduate Fatmata Kamara (SOC), enrolled in the program to gain essential Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and Word, and thinks that the program will provide an advantage both in her campus job and when applying for internships. Aisling McGinley (dual SPA/SOC) wanted to learn about Windows and Microsoft's role in the workplace, especially since she is an Apple user.
Invest in Your Success participants must attend a mandatory orientation session and complete four out of the five course offerings to receive certification. Courses include Collaborating with Office 365, Creating Professional Documents using Word 2016, Essential Excel 2016 Skills, Adobe Photoshop Basics, and Skype for Business.
Courses begin on Wednesday, January 31st and will be offered on subsequent Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the OIT Training Room (Anderson LL – B46) or online as noted.