BDPA IT Institute

Minority high achievers within the field of Information Technology struggle with the attempt to move from purely technical roles to the more influential roles of manager, director or vice president. BDPA strives to position its members and the community at the fore-front of knowledge and techniques which can support the development of the skills required to make this transition. Statistics show that Blacks make up only 3.9% of management positions in IT.

Towards that end, BDPA launched the Information Technology Institute certification program at Auburn University in September 2006. The BDPA IT Institute supports the computer professional by increasing technical competence, maximizing leadership potential and utilizing an academic partnership with Auburn University’s Distance Learning program. The institute offers online certification programs supporting the entry-level IT Associate, the mid-level IT Professional, and the advanced-level IT Master.