“A foot in the door to my future”

"SUN Tech is giving me a head start on college"

Alex Hackenberg, Midd-West senior in Computer & Networking Technology,  “SUN gives me a head start on college.  It gives me a foot in the door to future jobs and to the career I want to pursue.”



Computer Networking Students Collaborate with TPS

TPS IT Manager Jeff Eichner

TPS IT Manager Jeff Eichner

Thermal Product Solutions, IT Manager Jeff Eichner explains the massive project that his company will be taking on over a 5 day period(Memorial Day Weekend). Jeff is seeking Mr. Boonie’s Computer Networking students for paid internships. TPS’s HR Specialist and SUN Tech’s Co-op OAC Member Kelli Lytle is instrumental in the strong relationship that SUN Tech and TPS have cultivated….

Bucknell Networking Group Praises Summer Workers from SUN Tech

Bucknell University Network Analyst Stephanie Farnsworth has some great things to say about the summer workers from SUN Area Technical Institute’s she had the pleasure of supervising last summer.  We’ve provided the text of Ms. Farnsworth’s letter of support, and you can view the original document here.

Dear Mr. Hain:


As the student supervisor for the Networking department at Bucknell University, I have hired many students over the past eight years. It wasn’t until recently that I had the good fortune to acquire three student employees who had just completed your Computer Networking course. These students proved to be three of the best students we’ve ever hired. They had hands on knowledge of the equipment, they understood the technology, they were interested in learning and highly motivated. We will continue to employ them over breaks throughout their college career and will definitely come to SUN Area Technical Institute in the future when the current group graduates and we are in need of new student employees.


We always need more students of the caliber provided to us by your program and as such, Bucknell University’s Networking group fully supports your efforts to keep up with the changing technology and keep the curriculum current. In the past, we have really struggled to find student employees that had the skills necessary to work with in our department; it is a tremendous relief knowing that we can hire more SUN Tech students in the future.




Stephanie Ann A. Farnsworth
Network Analyst
Bucknell University

Eric Parent on Co-op in Resilite IT Department

Eric Parent on Co-op at Resilite

Eric Parent on Co-op at Resilite

Computer Networking Technology student Eric Parent  is working through the SUN Tech co-op program in Resilite’s IT Department. Resilite Sports Products, Inc. is a world leader in sports flooring, specifically in wrestling, gymnastic & cheerleading matting. Eric is under the supervision of Jeff Baker. Resilite is a local company in Northumberland that has direct contacts throughout the globe.

Interest in gaining valuable work experience and money during your senior year? Check out of Cooperative Education department, or talk to your guidance counselor today to schedule a tour of SUN Area Technical Institute.

Vance Thomas, Computer & Networking Technology 2010-2011

Hello, my name is Vance Thomas and I’m currently a senior at Midd-West High School, and I am spending my last year of school here at SUN Tech. I chose to come here because of the wide range of possibilities that this school brings: the large number of courses to take, college credits, hands-on experience, as well as qualifying for extra college credits by applying for the PCNow dual enrollment program. PCNow allows us to take two 3 credit Penn College courses while at SUN, giving us a head start on our college career. We also have a chance through a partnership with Bloomsburg University to obtain up to 15 AP credits toward their new Computer Forensics Bachelor’s Degree Program.

In this class, Computer & Networking Technology, you learn how to repair and build computers, configure network servers, create web pages, install fiber optic and copper cabling and install networking equipment such as switches and routers and lots more.

The year is going quickly and I’m learning quite a lot about this course and what it includes. I hope to pursue a career in Computer Forensics, so many of the current activities we do here will greatly help me in the future.