The Cameron University student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will host the annual AITP Region 3 Student Conference from October 2 to 4. Approximately 225 students from universities, colleges and technical institutes from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi are expected to attend. Cameron is home to one of only six AITP student chapters in the state of Oklahoma. Teresa Hickerson, an instructor in the Cameron University Department of Computing and Technology, serves as Conference Chair.
“AITP’s regional conferences foster growth and development in college students,” Hickerson says. “Students will have the opportunity to test their knowledge, experience and efficiency against some of the best AITP student members in Region 3. We are pleased to host our peers from Region 3.”
Registrants will participate in a variety of competitions that will test their technology skills. Contest topics include PC troubleshooting, Microsoft Office, mobile applications, database design, security scenarios, system analysis and design, network design, and Java programming. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take the Information System Analysis (ISA) exam offered by the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP).
AITP is a professional association dedicated to evolving the technical skills, business acumen and interpersonal skills of IT business professionals and the profession of information technology. Through its student chapters, AITP provides continuous learning programs, involvement in community activities, the opportunity for students to network with IT professionals, and more.
September 22, 2014