Information Technology

Austin Smith, Madison College graduate

Madison Area Technical College
IT - Network Security, 2015
Associate Consulting Engineer - Information Security, CDW

Austin Smith, a recent graduate of the IT Network Security program, says it is the quality of instruction and the relationships he’d built at Madison College that helped him land what most entering the field would describe as a “dream...
Emily Van Haren, Madison College grad

Madison Area Technical College
IT - Mobile Apps, 2015
Software Engineer, Apple, Inc.

Emily Van Haren can hardly believe it; just months after earning her associate degree at Madison College she’s working at Apple, Inc., in California. She started developing websites while in middle school and by the time she was 16, Emily...
Dustin White portrait

Fox Valley Technical College
Computer Information Systems Programmer/Analyst, 2002
Founder/Technical Director, Stellar Blue Technologies

Dustin White discovered his career passion early. In middle school Dustin built a computer for himself. He continued to follow his interest in computers through high school and chose Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) as the next step. “I did...

Nicolet Area Technical College
Software Development, 2015
PC technician, Laser Pros

When Tammy Retzlaff took her computer to a shop for repairs little did she know it would lead to a new career. Tammy had taken a few accounting courses and was working as an office manager in the healthcare field...
Chris Kelling, GTC graduate

Gateway Technical College
Computer Specialist - Network Administrator, 2003
IT Help Desk Technician, Standard Process, Inc.

Chris Kelling started repairing television sets when he was just nine years old. He was fascinated with electronics. By the time he was in high school electronics were becoming disposable and his interest turned to computers. Chris tried to go...
Scott Glinski, MSTC grad

Mid-State Technical College
Computer Electronics
President, Skyward, Inc.

Scott Glinski knew he was interested in electronics and computers when he graduated from high school. Anxious to get out into the workplace, he enrolled in Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) for a two-year associate degree. “Technical college gave me the...
Ajay Gomez, GTC grad

Gateway Technical College
Programmer/Analyst, 2010
Computer Programer, Partners Mutual Insurance

Ajay’s education from Gateway Technical College increased his earning power by more than a third with room for advancement in his future. "Gateway prepared me well for my job – I haven’t been faced with anything yet that I am...
Thom Willecke, FVTC grad

Fox Valley Technical College
Information Technology, Electricity, and Electronics, 2010
Electrical Communications Systems Specialist, Wire Technologies

Thom customized his own degree - combining studies from different program areas. He ended up taking 11 different certificates, and at one time was taking 29 credits in one semester. "All of my training at Fox Valley Tech has impacted...
Shobana Shanker, WCTC grad

Waukesha County Technical College
Network Specialist, 2006
Network Systems Administrator, NCL Graphic Specialties

Attending a technical college and a four-year university has provided Shobana with an educational experience that merges the best of both worlds. She chose Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for its affordability paired with its practical approach to education and...