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CCCCD Named Authorized Sun Education Center

CCCCD NAMED AUTHORIZED SUN EDUCATION CENTER

August 27, 2004 - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD), a local leader in workforce training, was named an Authorized Sun Education Center by Sun Microsystems, Inc., a global leader in network computing solutions. As part of the Sun Academic Initiative, this authorization allows CCCCD to offer Sun Technology training to its faculty, staff and students.

This partnership will allow CCCCD students access to the latest in Sun technologies, authorized instruction and curriculum, direct paths leading to various Sun certifications, and access to Sun's library of web-based courses, such as Java Programming Language, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition, Web Server and Security, Solaris 8 System Administration, UNIX Essentials Featuring the Solaris 9 Operating Environment, StarOffice 6.0 End User, Sun ONE Studio and Solaris OE Development, Advanced PERL Programming, and many more.

CCCCD joins SMU, Rice, Texas A&M and a handful of other community colleges in offering this opportunity to its students. "The partnership with Sun enhances training for our community," said Steve Hardy, dean of continuing education and workforce development. "By providing relevant, industry-driven classes, CCCCD offers excellent training opportunities for the workforce."

For more information on Sun classes at CCCCD, contact Natalie Greenwell, CCCCD program director for continuing education, at 972-985-3753.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.