Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Computer Network Administration/Upper Moreland High School junior, Olga Stylianou, is taking the steps toward a successful career working with computers, specifically networking and/or programming, through her Computer Network Administration program at EASTERN.
A native of Cyprus, Olga moved to the United States two years ago. While in Cyprus, Olga took computer classes to master all Microsoft Office products. Upon moving to the United States, she was ready for more advanced classes.
Olga has had many interests throughout her life, but computers were always a large part of that mix. Olga was an English as a Second Language (ESL) student at Upper Moreland High School when she met someone who took Computer Network Administration at EASTERN. She then attended a presentation about EASTERN and visited the program twice to make sure that it was right for her.
“I love computers. I was always able to fix computer issues, and I was good at it,” said Olga. “Being a female in a largely male-dominated field could work to my advantage when it comes to getting a job. If you are interested in a program at EASTERN – just go visit. The college credits I will earn while here at EASTERN will help reduce my tuition costs.”
Olga wants to attend Drexel University, and one day, own her own business.
Students in EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program must pass the Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) exam in the first year and are prepared for two other industry certification exams: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Novell Certified Administrator (NCA).