Chattanooga State launches Microsoft Imagine Academy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga State announced the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program in Chattanooga to provide students with real-world technology skills needed to thrive in the 21st century economy.

Chattanooga State joins more than 16,000 Microsoft Imagine Academies around the world.

“The Administrative Professional Technology AAS program students that began testing in the Fall semester have passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification exam and we will continue to prepare them for Microsoft Office certifications in Excel, and Access,” states Amanda Davis, Business instructor.

“The Office Systems Specialist Certificate also prepares students for Microsoft certifications in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint,” she adds.

“We’re committed to providing our students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so they can pursue higher education, and secure jobs that contribute to the economy and their communities,” said Barry Jennison, Business Division Dean. “Our membership in the Microsoft Imagine Academy program enables us to provide a road map to technology proficiency and industry-recognized Microsoft Certification credentials keeping pace with what today’s employers are looking for and setting our students up for future success.”

Microsoft Imagine Academy is a comprehensive program that supports ongoing technology education for students, teachers and other education professionals spanning computer basics to high-level programming, along with cloud and infrastructure management using Microsoft technologies.

The program’s resources include access to online learning content, Official Microsoft Academic Courses, classroom curriculum, and instructor tools.

“Microsoft is committed to empowering students and teachers around the world to reach their full potential,” said Alison Cunard, General Manager for Microsoft Learning Experience. “By combining education and cutting-edge technology, the Microsoft Imagine Academy helps enable success and prosperity in an evolving global economy.”

The Business AAS Administrative Professional Technology concentration is offering courses in Microsoft Office 2016 starting in the Summer semester.

For more information, contact the Business Division at 423-697-4441.

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