About Interactive College of Technology
Interactive College of Technology (ICT) offers numerous programs at the level of Associate’s and diploma degrees. It also provides education in several continuing education courses and English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification. Interactive College of Technology has seven campuses, spread across three states – Georgia, Texas, and Kentucky.
Interactive College of Technology was established in 1982 at Athens, Georgia, with the name of Akers Computerized Learning Centers. In 1983, three additional campuses of the institute were founded in Atlanta. In 1985, the fourth campus was introduced and in 1986 the Texas campus was started in Dallas. In 1986, Akers Computerized Learning Centers was purchased by Interactive Learning Systems. After this new ownership, additional campuses were established in Houston, Kentucky, Texas and Florence. Finally in 1996, the organization was named as Interactive College of Technology and the main campus was shifted to Chamblee, Georgia.
Interactive College of Technology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), the successor to COEI of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). COE is acknowledged by the Council on Regional Post‑Secondary Accreditation (CORPA) and the U.S. Department of Education. COE is also a part of the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation Alliance (CITA).
The admission procedure for all programs at Interactive College of Technology starts with an individual interview with the Admissions Representative of your preferred campus. Depending on this interview, the Admissions Representative will help prospective students choose a program, schedule their classes, estimate tuition expenses and financial aid, and other important details required in the enrollment process.
Interactive College of Technology provides financial assistance to those who qualify. It includes several federal loans, federal grants, part-time employment, student loans, monthly payment plans, and college work-study programs. Some of its federal aid programs include federal PELL grant, federal work-study, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), etc. To apply for any of these federal aid programs, applicants are required to fill up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Apart from this, ICT offers veterans benefits to U.S. veterans in order to assist them in the funding of their education.
Interactive College of Technology offers employment assistance to current students as well as alumni in dressing for success, job search resources, attacking the job market, resume preparation, possible interview questions, interviewing techniques and skills, employment negotiation, and so much more.
Interactive College of Technology offers various courses for applicants who want to prepare for a new profession or advance in their current profession. Their courses are designed for adults of all ages who get a combination of theoretical knowledge as well as technical training in their respective fields of study. Moreover, ICT is one of the leading providers of computerized training.
This program offers a solid foundation in workplace skills, including the knowledge and usage of basic operating systems and computer applications. The Office Technology course is offered in the following specializations:
(ii) Administrative Support Systems
(iii) Business Information Management
(iv) Medical Office Administration
Computer Information Systems Technology (CIS)
This program builds a solid foundation for operating, designing, and managing computer systems. After completing this course, students get certifications in A+, Net +, and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). The program is offered in two options:
(i) Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
(ii) Certified Internet Webmaster and Electronics Repair Technology
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
This course includes the essentials of business development, creation, growth, and marketing. Students learn how to prepare a business plan, the dynamics of selling, how to raise funds for business plans, how to devise and execute marketing strategies, etc.
Human Resource Management
In this program, applicants learn about management principles, selection and recruiting, employee benefits management, strategic HR administration, etc.
II. Diploma Programs
Accounting and Automated Office
This courses teaches students the fundamental accounting principles, accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, payroll, etc. Applicants also get prepared for various Microsoft certifications.
Business Information Management
This program provides training in several tools used in organizations to share, create, store, track, and utilize information to maintain the flow of business. It includes Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Project Management, PublisherVISIO, etc.
Administrative Support Systems
This course covers document management, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, customer relationships, electronic communication and so much more.
HVAC/R Technician Training
This program provides hands-on training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems. It teaches students how to repair and manage HVAC/R systems. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates get the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) certifications.
Information Technologies Specialist
This program is designed for help-desk positions in the field of information technology. After completing this course, students get three technical certifications as well as relevant Microsoft application certifications.
Medical Office Administrative Specialist Training
In this program, students learn about patient services, patient care, documents processing, word processing skills, keyboarding skills, medical transcription, medical office procedures, and medical terminology. They also learn how to assemble health information of patients, including test results, medical history, treatment methods, diagnostic examinations, and other medical services. Moreover, applicants get to know about various electronic health records systems, such as diagnostic test scheduling, appointment scheduling, accounting and billing services, etc.
TOEFL Preparation Course
TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language preparation course helps applicants to use and understand English language. It prepares students for the TOEFL examination, in order to advance their educational goals. It includes two courses, namely:
Advanced Pronunciation and Conversation Class
This program enhances the speaking skills of individuals, so that they can easily converse in English. It includes two courses:
This program helps people who want to learn the Spanish language. In this course, applicants improve their conversational skills through speaking and listening about different topics.
English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
The instructional ESL or English as a Second Language course includes the development of reading, listening, writing, grammar, and speaking (conversation) skills of learners. In this program, students are taught English language skills in a sequential order, starting from the least difficult to the most difficult topics, with beginning, low intermediate, and high intermediate levels.