January 10, 2007 — Continuing Education at the University of Utah announces the grand opening of the first official commercial Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) in Utah, located at 1901 East South Campus Drive in Salt Lake City. The University of Utah’s Apple Authorized Training Center delivers Apple’s proprietary developed courses utilizing state-of-the-art equipment including Wireless Mobile Labs and up-to-date hardware. The Center is also staffed with Apple Certified Trainers who meet the highest quality standards. Continuing Education’s technology students will enjoy a top-notch training experience in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the inventors of the iPod, the new MacBook, the iMac, and Final Cut Pro.
According to Inita Lyon, Technology Education Director for Continuing Education at the U, the new AATC designation reflects Continuing Education’s practice of providing high quality education opportunities to the general public. She adds, “We’re meeting a clear demand for high-quality Apple training in the community; now, Utahns don’t have to go to Arizona or California to get the Apple training they need to advance in their fields, and we can even bring students in from other states.”
This program brings regional attention the University of Utah and Salt Lake City, as technology professionals from neighboring states will be able to acquire their certifications here. Salt Lake City’s airport and light-rail system make it easy for out-of-town students to keep their expenses low while they receive high-quality training. Resources for travelers can be found at the U’s AATC website, www.continue.utah.edu/edtech/apple.php.
In its first spring term, Continuing Education’s AATC will offer two courses for IT/IS professionals who are responsible for planning, maintaining, and integrating Mac OS X workstations and solutions using Mac OS X Server and other Apple technologies into their various network environments: Mac OS X Support Essentials and Mac OS X Server Essentials. Multiple sections are available for each course. Continuing Education will also offer a Final Cut Pro course, the first certification for Mac Professional Applications.
For those who want to learn more about their Mac computers or take advantage of Mac’s iLife software versatility, Continuing Education also offers classes in iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, and Intro to Macs as part of its HomeTech program (www.continue.utah.edu/hometech).
Registration is currently open online at www.continue.utah.edu/edtech or by phone at (801) 581-6061. Class size is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. U of U eligible employees may take advantage of tuition reduction.
Founded in 1906, the Academic Outreach and Continuing Education at the University of Utah enriches the lives of people of all ages in the greater community and beyond by providing extraordinary learning opportunities from the University of Utah. The division encompasses nine programs: Academic Non-Credit, Lifelong Learning, Exam/Test Preparation, Professional Education, Technology Education, Youth Education, Distance Education, the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning and the English Language Institute.
More information on Continuing Education at the University of Utah may be obtained by calling 801-585-6597 or by visiting http://continue.utah.edu.