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New Technology Program Offered at Penn State DuBois

2/5/2008 —

Beginning this semester, Penn State DuBois is proud to offer a new certificate program designed to meet the immediate needs of working adults who want to master the management of technology in the workplace.  The Information Sciences and Technology Department’s Fundamentals of Technology Management Certificate Program will increase students’ knowledge of new technologies, fine tune their management style and provide an overview of how technology impacts business.  Program courses emphasize the use of technology as a tool for providing information for effective decision making and increased productivity.

“Once you complete this program, you’ll learn to manage technology, rather than let technology manage you,” said IST Program Leader, Jason Long. 

From seasoned managers, to new employees, anyone who needs to understand the application of technology in the business environment can benefit from this information.  As Penn State DuBois IST Student, Clifton Whitcomb notes, “Technology has made its way into every facet of our lives, it is of utmost importance that individuals maintain a basic understanding of technology in order to function and protect themselves in today’s world.”

Today’s world is also something instructors will keep in mind while teaching this course.

“We are moving beyond the traditional learning experience and using a collaborative approach to learning,” said instructor, Diane Lucas.  “Many of the topics, assignments and discussions for these courses are problem-based. Using this type of teaching approach allows students to take theory and apply it to real-world problems and situations.

The program will also be convenient for people taking courses and working at the same time.  Distance education, and in class courses are blended together, allowing maximum flexibility in scheduling. 

For more information on The Fundamentals of Technology Management Certificate Program, contact the Penn State DuBois Office of Continuing Education, at 814-375-4718.

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