For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2007
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the information technology (IT) field is forecasted to be one of the fastest-growing job sectors over the next 10 years. In an effort to remain on the cutting edge, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently updated its Information Systems Technology (IST) Program to better match the current job market and the needs of business and industry. In promotion of the newly revised IST Program, LFCC is helping two individuals in the College’s service region get a jump start on their educational careers by giving away a free course.
To help prospective information technology students get started, the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. is holding a drawing for two FREE three-credit IT courses. To sign up for the drawing, visit http://www.lfcc.edu/IST/freecourseform.asp and complete the online form by July 28, 2007.
For more information about the IST Program, interested individuals may call (540) 868-7180 or visit http://www.lfcc.edu/IST.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.