Northwest Vista: Knowledge and Skills for your Career

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Northwest Vista College

It is said that most people will go through seven careers in one lifetime Although this number of careers may not be accurate, I can say that I have had about three careers so far. In all of those endeavors, I have needed to acquire new skills and knowledge for each job.

Northwest Vista has been a constant source of education in my career choices. I have been attending this school on and off since the early 2000’s and, I must say, that it’s a great place to learn and to visit.
The campus is a calming place to sit down and contemplate life and studies. Yet, NVC inspires me to be more and learn more. Maybe it’s the buildings, the natural areas on site, the professors and staff, or just the fact that I’m learning something new. But, NVC is a place that will launch any student into greater career opportunities.

 

I returned to NVC this semester (Spring 2014) with the intention of obtaining a Web Design Certificate. There are two reasons for this choice:

 a)     I love technology. I not only work with technology in the customer-service industry on a daily basis, but I am the “go-to” guy amongst my family when it comes to technology-based questions and service.
 

b)    Web Design/Development is much needed today. Just do an online search for “Web Designer jobs” and you will find many available jobs in your area. There is no lack of employment if you have this skill. In fact, the Occupational Outlook Handbook predicted a 20% growth rate in the Web Design/Development field for job outlook through 2022. This is a faster than average growth rate. 

I am very excited to go through the Web Design program at NVC. I especially like the convenience of having either an internet-only class or a hybrid class choice. As a full-time professional, these types of classes make my learning experience manageable and convenient. Don’t get me wrong, the classes and materials are challenging; but it helps to be able to work on them around my schedule. Thanks NVC for being there throughout the years!
 
By NVC Student Joe Cortez

 

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