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Collin Tech Day Set for April 15


March 25, 2005 – Technology is a hot commodity at Collin County Community College District (Collin).

The Engineering and Emerging Technologies division is hosting “TechKnowFire,” a daylong event to inform graduating high school seniors, current college students or those wanting a career change about the new opportunities available in convergence technology and other emerging technologies such as integrated circuit design.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, April 15, at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.

“TechKnowFire” will feature speakers from some of the area’s top technology companies and also will showcase Collin’s new degree programs as well as careers in emerging technology.

Speakers from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Southern Methodist University, Texas Instruments and Comp USA will discuss the future of technology and the careers available in this area.

Convergence technology refers to the integration of voice, data and video technologies, much like what is found in cell phones, which transmit voice, images and can access the Internet. The college has a Convergence Lab at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, with state-of-the-art equipment and provides a flexible networking environment that integrates different technologies. The lab was partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

This free event will also feature lunch and door prizes. For more information or to register for this event, e-mail or call Ann Blackman at 972.377.1582.

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.