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Student Information Technology Education & Scholarships (SITES)

 

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Launched in 2009, BDPA Triangle Chapter administers the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship     (SITES) program, an intellectually challenging program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer science.  Students in grades 9th through 12th who live in the Triangle area are eligible to participate in the program.  

The comprehensive program creates a foundation for student academic and career success.  All students attending

an area high school are encouraged to participate.

 

Through our Saturday Technology Academy, the SITES program exposes middle school and high school students to the

rigors of work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet Technology skills to solve business problems. Students participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday (April - June).  The 12-week course includes 

manuals and web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on-labs, instructor training

and support, and focuses on industry standard certifications.


BDPATC - SITES Saturday Technology Academy has enrolled students from 25 area high schools, representing 1
3 counties located throughout the Research Triangle (NC) region.  Students participating in the SITES program learn dynamic skills such

as: Web-based applications; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP; Business and Problem Analysis; Application Concept / Problem - Building Concise E-Commerce Web Applications, Understanding how to approach problem resolution; Use Cases       and Flowcharting; Design - building a framework; Multi-tiered environments; Mobile Applications; Database Management

and Data Modeling; IT Security, Project Management, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, and much more.


At conclusion of the program students are selected to compete in regional competitions, as well as, the BDPA National High   School Computer Competition (HSCC) 
representing BDPA Triangle Chapter.

 

For further Information about our SITES program see below.

 

                                              

   

                                             BDPA Triangle Chapter team ((aka, Tri-Squad) won 2nd Place

                                           at Mid Atlantic Regional High School Computer Competition 2015

 

 

Help us raise scholarship funds for Triangle HSCC 2015 team!

      

To give online, click > BDPA TRIANGLE HSCC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  

 

  

Navy Commissions First NBDPA Student Alumna from High School Computer Competition (HSCC)


          
                                                                         

 

 

Midshipman Stevenson is a Neuroscience major and plans to attend medical school after completing the Navy's Basic Division Officer's Course (B-DOC) and the Advanced Ship Handling and Tactics (ASAT) course required for Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualifications. On Friday, May 10, 2013, Midshipman First Class Stevenson joined her Navy and Marine Corps shipmates during a formal U.S. Naval Officer Commissioning Ceremony for her NROTC Class of 2013 at the Duke University Chapel.

 

NBDPA's Triangle Chapter in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, was once again part of history as we host a reception for the Stevenson Family, military, BDPA Members,   National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Members, and special guests at First Flight Venture Center (main Conference Room) - 2 Davis Drive in RTP, NC.


 

About SITES Saturday Technology Academy


SITES Saturday Technology Academy, an intellectually challenging program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer science.  Students in grades 9th through 12th who live in the Triangle area are eligible to participate in the program.  The comprehensive program creates a foundation for student academic and career   success.  We encourage students attending  area schools to participate in our program.  


In 2009, our SITES/HSCC program enrolled 30 youth (ages 14 – 18) that year representing 16 different area high schools and 8 cities in the Triangle region in a 24-week program. During our inaugural year of the program youth attended Saturday sessions at NCCU - School of Business, Computer Information Science Department, along

with sessions in a Virtual (online) Classroom.  Youth learned computer technologies and programming concepts including Applications, Database, Personal Web Server Technologies, Web Page Development, IT Security, Public Speaking and Presentation.  The 2009 Tri Squad team from BDPA Triangle Chapter was ranked # 2 at the

SE Regional High School Computer Competition, and represented the Triangle area at the National High School Computer Competition.  

 

To view more photos of our youth in action, visit our "Photo Gallery" page.   


What is SITES?

 

Student Information Technology & Education Scholarship (SITES) is a nationally recognized program aimed at increasing the success of students who enter collegiate   environments and technology-laden workplace by exposing them to the rigors of work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet Technology

skills to solve business problems.  The SITES course is a comprehensive program lead by IT professionals, which provides students with the Internet technology skills               essential in a global economy.  The 12-week (Saturday Academy) course includes course manuals and web-based content, online assessment, student performance

tracking, hands-on-labs, instructor training and support, and focuses on industry standard certifications.


BDPA Triangle Chapter - SITES / Saturday Technology Academy has enrolled students from 20 area high schools, representing 11 counties.  Students participating

in the SITES program learn dynamic skills such as:


 

  • HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Web Page Design, Flow Charting, JSTL Expression Language, Database design, IT Security, Analysis of Business           Problems, Solution Design, and much more.

 

High School Computer Competition (HSCC)


At the conclusion of the 12-week SITES program held during our Saturday Technology Academy, five students are selected to represent the Triangle area at Regional

HSCC and National High School Computer Competition (HSCC).  The national competition is held during the annual BDPA National Technology Conference.  These

students engage in advanced HSCC training for an additional eight weeks in preparation to compete for college scholarships and prizes at the regional and national competition. Established in 1986, the National High School Computer Competition has educated high school students throughout the nation about Information Technology         through competition and teamwork.  Each team is required to prepare and present per specifications, an IT-related solution to a team of judges (IT professionals and                 entrepreneurs).  The competition team participants enjoy an all expense paid trip to the Regional and National High School Computer Competition.  Youth showcase

their talents in the HSCC that consist of a timed computerized written exam, oral questions and the development of a web application per specifications.  


Area students not selected for the HSCC team are encouraged to attend the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC) also held simultaneously during the BDPA

National Technology Conference.  Once at the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC), students are able to attend Workshops and Seminars covering topics

related to Personal Development, Academic Development, Youth Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.  Students participate in YTC activities including,

Corporate Sponsored luncheons and receptions, visits to educational and cultural sites (i.e. corporations, museums), as well as, networking events with IT professionals

and students from around the country.  Additionally, youth can participate in a separately held national T-Shirt Design Competition, along with, tour area colleges and                 universities.


SITES/HSCC FaQ

 

What are the Program Dates?

 

SITES/HSCC Saturday Technology Academy begins March 8th through June 30th.


Where is the Program Location & Time?

 

Students will meet each Saturday at ECPI University from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  The campus is located at 4101 Doie Cope Road | Raleigh, NC27613.  

For directions, click > Google Maps


Is there a program cost?

 

There is a $50.00 enrollment fee to participate in the program.  Scholarships and financial aid are available for students. 

 

What materials do students need?

 

Students are expected to attend each class with a flash drive, notebooks, pens and pencils, with a few lucky attendees selected to receive incentive prizes. 


How can students register for the program?

 

To register click-on link > SITES Registration

 

More questions?...contact our SITES/HSCC Coordinator:


Carl Hill

SITES/HSCC Coordinator

BDPA Triangle Chapter

Email: info@bdpatriangle.org                       

 

 

 

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