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Business Technology Certificate Program celebrates its graduates

Certificates were awarded to the 2012 class of the Business Technology Certificate Program (BTCP), marking their successful completion and graduation from the program.  The BTCP is a professional development opportunity designed for University administrative staff and offered by the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

The twelve graduates represent six University departments and are the second group to complete the program. To achieve BTCP certification, participants complete approximately sixty hours of classroom instruction and produce a final portfolio of on-the-job projects that demonstrate the application of the technology skills learned through the program. Following graduation, participants also commit themselves to ongoing professional development and training to maintain their newly learned technology skills.

The BTCP offers a curriculum that builds skills in the use of desktop applications, collaboration tools, and website development software. The program is unique in that it includes classroom instruction as well as incorporates on-the-job projects. These departmental projects further reinforce learned technology skills and apply them to real-world business tasks. The projects are chosen with input from the participant’s supervisor, who also provides feedback to their employee on completed work. The program culminates in a certificate that attests to each participant’s business technology proficiency.

The FY13 program enrollment period is now open and runs through September 7, 2012.  Program information and the application for enrollment in the program can be found online at

The BTCP program was first announced campus-wide in 2009. Twenty-three employees have completed the program and 32 participants representing 16 University departments are currently enrolled. Jeanne Mrak, who is the Technology Training and Development Specialist in OIT, manages the program. Questions about the program should be directed to Jeanne at

Congratulations to the BTCP graduating class of 2012: 

Patricia M. Bavoso, Office of the Vice President for Development
Evelina Chung, Housing and Real Estate Services, Facilities
Kimberly J. Dawidowski, Physics
Kathleen G. Fischer, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Brooke S. Fitzgerald, History
Pamela A. Garber, Woodrow Wilson School
Helen C. Ju, Physics
Karen A. Kelly, Physics
Angella Matheney, Woodrow Wilson School
Maribeth M. Regan, Mailing and Production Services, Annual Giving, Office of Development
Colleen Sked, Annual Giving Operations, Annual Giving, Office of Development
Lorraine E. Van Horn, Housing and Real Estate Services, Facilities

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