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Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technology
The Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technology at Forest Park is the resource of choice for individuals and organizations seeking skills-driven education in the design, implementation and support of current and emerging computer networking and communications technologies. In the rapidly changing IT field, employers need workers with intensive hands-on training in the latest hardware and software systems. The CEAIT is a leader in developing and delivering instruction in emerging IT technologies, emphasizing network management, security and system development.
The CEAIT is a certified Cisco Academy and Microsoft IT Academy offering an Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems and numerous courses toward industry certifications in Computer Support, Network Design and Administration, Security, and Health Information Technology.
The Cisco Networking Academy program fosters local economic growth by supporting technical education in information technology with a focus on network administration. IT continues to be identified statewide and locally as a growing industry, essential to economic and business development.
The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center projections for 2004-2014 indicate that half of the 10 fastest-growing occupations in Missouri are IT-related. The occupation with the fastest growth is network systems and data communications analyst, a projected 44 percent change with 2,429 growth openings. High-quality education is crucial for taking advantage of these IT industry opportunities, and the center is positioned to meet ongoing educational demand in related program areas.