Information Technology offerings at UBEOC provides students with hands-on experience to explore and gain real-world technology skills in the Information Technology industry. Students can pursue modules that are designed to enhance their marketability for employment. Contact UBEOC Admissions office at 645-1900 to learn what specific classes are available.
Computer Fundamentals – Beginner's Track
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – IT Pro Track
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the premier credential for individuals seeking or exploring a career in Information Technology or to work in fields where technology is widely utilized.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the ideal and preferred path to world-renowned technology certification programs, such as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). MTA is positioned to become the premier credential for individuals seeking or explore a career in Information Technology or augment any career where technology is pervasively utilized. Professional certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) can be pursued as well.
Microsoft Office Specialist – (MOS) Office Technology Track
Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification can help you differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential. Microsoft Office Specialist certification can also lead to increased job satisfaction. Research indicates that certified individuals have increased competence, productivity, and credibility with their employers, co-workers, and clients.
After earning an MOS certification, you receive access to a member Web site where you can print transcripts to demonstrate proof of certification and receive a certificate that verifies your successful completion of the exam. Additionally, professionals who earn this certification gain access to a certification logo that they can display on their resumes and other business materials.
For your employer, the MOS certification provides them with a skill-verification tool that not only help assesses your skills in using Microsoft Office programs, but also your ability to quickly complete on-the-job tasks across multiple programs in the Microsoft Office system.
The Buffalo EOC ATTAIN Lab is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center and has been named Certiport Testing Center of the Year in 2011. The ATTAIN Lab offers certified testing, pre-testing, textbook, and proctor at no cost to the students through a Microsoft grant. Classes are available both day and evenings to accommodate busy schedules.
In addition, individuals can use the ATTAIN Computer Lab to: