|Über uns||AVTECs Information Technology Program consistently produces IT Technicians who meet and exceed employer expectations.|
|Mission||The mission of the Information Technology Program is to prepare Alaskans with the skills to implement and support Information Technology solutions|
What sets AVTECs Information Technology Program above others is its focus on the business needs of the IT Industry in Alaska and its success in graduating technicians with the skills and knowledge to not only be successful but to excel.
Students spend 50% of the course learning theory and 50% of the course applying what they have learned on real industry equipment. The IT Program does not use any emulators or simulators to achieve hands on learning.
Each student in the IT Program has their own server grade computer for use throughout the program. These are purchased at the beginning of the school year and are equipped with the most current processors, two solid state drives, and 32GB or more of RAM.
These servers are used throughout the program to perform the labs in the Microsoft Desktop, Cisco CCNA R&S, Microsoft Server, and VMware portions of the program.
From day one of training students are immersed into a virtualized environment using Microsoft and VMware hypervisors to create virtualized peer-to-peer and domain networks.
Students have access to their own individual routers and switches. Each student uses a "pod" of three routers and three switches to achieve hands on labs during the Cisco Networking portion of the program. During the labs students connect to other students pods to form larger networks.
During the VMware portion of training students utilize real equipment to perform labs and are not restricted by the limitations of emulators as is the case in other IT Programs offered in Alaska. This provides students a "real-world" experience in provisioning and troubleshooting VMware solutions.