High-Tech Institute -- Orlando to Offer New Associate in Science Degree Programs in Paralegal, Computer Networking & Security, Business Management

Jun 17, 2010, 08:30 ET from High-Tech Institute

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- High-Tech Institute in Orlando will begin offering three new degree programs, with a class start set for August 2, 2010 for all programs.  High-Tech Institute -- Orlando will launch new Associate in Science degree programs in Paralegal, Computer Networking & Security and Business Management.

The Associate in Science degree program in Paralegal is designed to develop qualified paralegals to assist legal professionals in delivering quality legal services. Students are exposed to civil law and litigation, criminal law and adversarial process, family law and property, transactional law, business law, estate planning and probate, administrative law and alternate dispute resolution.

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Using a closely integrated combination of classroom theory and hands-on lab experience, students in the Computer Networking & Security program are taught the essentials of computer maintenance and repair. In addition, graduates of this program have experience with hardware and software components used by organizations to operate over local and Internet-based networks. These include Linux and Microsoft operating systems and network software, Cisco operating software and equipment, and widely used business application software packages.

A career in Computer Networking & Security offers many exciting opportunities. In today's society, businesses, schools and government agencies need trained professionals to oversee their computer systems and administer their networks.

Graduates of this program are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as: Computer Repair Specialist, Computer Technician, Help Desk Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, Computer Systems Administrator, Network Technician and others. Employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 14 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Demand for these workers will result as organizations and individuals continue to adopt the newest forms of technology.

The Associate in Science in Business Management degree is designed to equip students with the knowledge and entry-level skills for employment in the business environment. The program is balanced on a theoretical and practical framework derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and informational sciences. The program enables students to evaluate general business issues and focuses on problem solving in the workplace in relation to other aspects of the organization, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and society at large.

"These three new associate degree program offerings allow High-Tech Institute in Orlando to stay current with the times, offering the opportunity for students to further their education in fields with growing job opportunities," said David Champlin, campus president of High-Tech Institute - Orlando.

In addition to these three new programs, High-Tech Institute in Orlando offers Associate in Science Degree programs in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Medical Billing & Coding Specialist.   Other academic offerings include diploma programs in Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding Technician, Pharmacy Assistant, Surgical Technician and Basic X-Ray Machine Operator.

Prospective students should call 1-888-326-1985 or visit www.hightechinstitute.edu for more information.  

About High-Tech Institute

Established in 1998, High Tech InstituteOrlando is part of the Anthem Education Group of schools and colleges. Anthem Education Group (AEG) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career focused training and education programs at 23 accredited institutions in 15 states and through online programs, offering masters, bachelors and associates degrees as well as diplomas. The Anthem Education Group family of schools, which has been providing quality post-secondary education for more than a century, includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Institute, The Bryman School of Arizona, Morrison University and High-Tech Institute.

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