Alumni Profile: Waquas Hussain – Information Technology…A career in the cloud

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LoneStar_Waquas_HussainInformation Technology has transformed today’s workplace. In today’s high speed, in-demand world, industries from banking, transportation, logistics and manufacturing all rely on computers, data storage and networking to keep their companies competitive and safe.

LSC offers many credit and non-credit certificates in the understanding and mastery of certain software applications, computer programming and engineering, integrated technology, networking and web design.

“I searched online for community colleges near me and the Lone Star College-CyFair location came up,” said Waquas Hussain, former LSC student, who is employed as a LSC client technologies technician II.

“I decided to visit and see what kind of impression Lone Star College would have on me,” he said.  “After 15 minutes of walking around the college and taking in the motivating atmosphere I told myself this is where I need to start!”

Waquas Hussain

Waquas Hussain

“Aside from the real world training that I received throughout my Microsoft Academy courses; my interaction with instructors, deans and peers at Lone Star College also proved to be valuable training,” said Hussain.

The LSC Computer Information Technology Department offers educational programs designed to provide students with current technological skills needed for the workplace. Working closely with local business and community leaders, certificates and degrees have been developed for many workforce needs.

Information technology staffing company Robert Half Technology reported that 60 percent of chief information officers find it “somewhat or very challenging” to find skilled information technology professionals today.

And according the Texas Workforce Commission, data processing, hosting and related services are expected to grow by 20 percent through 2022 in the Texas Gulf Coast area alone. TWC reported that workers in these fields can earn from $45,000 to $80,000.

“Find any opportunity that brings you closer to your goal.  Hone your ability, move toward what interests you and always be open to learning,” said Hussain. “Technology is perpetually evolving. In order to keep up you need to improve your skills continually.”

For more information about the programs offered at LSC, go to
LoneStar.edu/Cluster-Information-Technology.

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