Computing Sciences and Information Technology (CSIT) Division
Computer Science (CIS)
CSIT Hosted Code Day which is a 24-hour, international computer programming event. This event was initiated by JCCC student Ashraf Musleh and supported by CSIT faculty Trisch Price, Alexa Summers and Rachel Singh. Twenty students aged 13 through 25 participated and worked in teams of one to six. Some teams working on creating games others worked on web-based projects. Small workshop sessions were held during the event to teach programming fundamentals. The weekend was sponsored by T-Mobile who provided food and inflatable beds for those who wanted some sleep.
Health Information Systems (HCIS)
Congratulations to Healthcare Information Systems Adjunct Professor Suzie Foley RN, BSN, CEN on her recent success in qualifying as a Certified Emergency Nurse. Suzie has been an Emergency Department nurse on the front lines of the healthcare defense team during the COVID crisis. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Is issued by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
Information Technology-Networking and Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity Competition in the IT 239-Ethical Hacking course has concluded, and we have two winners which both selected the CompTIA PenTest+ voucher as their prize. We are supporting students in their effort to attain certification.
Faculty member Andrew Lutz is working on a Carl Perkins grant which aims to help a group of 6 students become CompTIA A+ certified. Passing two exams is required for certification. 5 of the 6 students reported passing the first certification exam. Students will be attempting the second exam within the next month.