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Technology is a part of almost every occupation in today’s workforce. Whether it is a new computer program or a new part of your job description, employers are constantly updating technology needs. The Computer/IT Training division of Continuing and Professional Development can give you the training and certification you need to keep up with the technological demands of your profession. Our fundamentals courses will teach you basic computer skills and how to navigate within applications. Business applications courses allow for certification in any or all Microsoft Office applications. If you’re looking for advanced training, try a programming course or any of the IT certification courses. Become an asset to your employer by registering for one of the many options in Computer/IT training. For more information call 281-476-1830 or email cpd-it@sjcd.eduRead more about what the CPD Computer/IT Training department can offer our corporate partners at "San Jacinto College offers quick in-house IT training for companies."

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Spring 2015 Training Schedule


Free Training: Employed & Unemployed

CCNA Bootcamp - 12/2/14 - 12/18/14

CISSP - 12/8/14 - 12/12/14

SAP Human Resources - TBD

SAP Materials Management - TBD

Digital Literacy IC3





Upcoming Classes: January




A+ Training

A+ Fast Track Spring 2015 Classes

One Day Training

MS Office 2013 One Day Training Classes




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The primary input device to a computer is the keyboard.  Therefore proficiency and accuracy in keyboarding is your first foundational course to all other computer classes.  This course provides an introduction to fundamental keyboarding techniques such as finger position and movement, increasing speed and reducing errors.  Without this course, or a typing speed of at least 20 wpm, you will not be prepared for any other computer class.

$175        CEUs   1.6       HRS: 16

Jan 05 - Jan 08        8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 70102       South Campus       MTWTh

Jan 12 - Jan 15        8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 70089       North Campus       MTWTh

May 11- May 14      8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 90020       North Campus       MTWTh


Learn to use a computer in a business environment. Begin with the keyboard; learning typing skills. Then get an introduction to the computer hardware. Learn how to use Windows operating system. Gain a basic understanding of the most popular business applications - MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint. Additionally, learn to use the internet and email. All of these skills prepare you to take the optional IC3 certification exam.

$1000       CEUs 9.6          HRS: 96

Jan 26 - March 27     8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 70092      North Campus       MTW

Mar 31 - May 21       8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 90026      Central Campus     TWTh


This inviting introductory computer literacy course covers computer concepts in a highly visual way. Understand the key principles you need to know about hardware, operating systems, productivity software, networks, and the Internet.  Information is geared toward the end-user, focusing on partial certification level knowledge required for every worker in today's wired world and for passing one of the three IC3 certification exams.

$175     CEUs 1.6         HRS: 16

Not Scheduled at this time


Open the Window on computer opportunities. Learn to create strong passwords, work with windows and get help online.  You will learn to work with the built-in windows programs like WordPad and Paint.  You will explore Windows Media to watch live or recorded TV or Netflix movies, play videos, listen to music and radio using an FM tuner or the internet, play and burn CDs and DVDs, and play games.  After the fun stuff, then you will learn to manage your files and folders and customize your windows settings.  You will then move to the most important topic - securing your computer and your internet identity.  Lastly you will learn to compose, send, retrieve, read and respond to email.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Not Scheduled at this time










In this basic course, you will use Microsoft Access 2013 to design a simple database, build a new database with related tables, manage data in a table, query a database using different methods, design forms and generate reports.

Not scheduled at this time


In the first course in this series, Access: One Day, participants gained all the basic skills needed to work Access tables, relationships, queries, forms, and reports. In this intermediate level course participants will consider how to design and create a new Access database, how to customize database components, and how to share Access data with other applications.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Not scheduled at this time.


In this course you will create and edit basic Microsoft Excel 2013 worksheets and workbooks.  You will learn to create basic formulas and perform basic calculations.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Jan 09       8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70088       North Campus            F

Feb 27      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70101       Central  Campus         F

Apr 09      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 90033       South Campus            Th


In the first course in this series, Excel - One Day, students gained all the basic skills needed to create, edit, format, and print basic spreadsheets. This continuation provides the next step: to streamline repetitive tasks and display spreadsheet data in more visually effective ways. In this course, students will use Microsoft Office Excel to streamline and enhance spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics, and formulas.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Mar 27      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 90024       Central Campus            F

Apr 10      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 90034       South Campus               F

May 01      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 90019       North Campus               F


Examine the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments using Microsoft Project.  Create a project plan, insert task and their durations, and create a project specific calendar.  Create a work breakdown structure for your project, and define task constraints.  Create a set of resources, and use Microsoft Project's easy to use tools to assign the resources to tasks.  View your project's critical path, save the project baseline to help you monitor your project's progress, and view that data through a variety of built in reporting tools.

$185    CEUs .8     HRS: 8

Not scheduled at this time.


Learn to create new messages, schedule appointments and tasks, manage messages, create and manage contacts, and create and manage tasks and notes.  Communicate and coordinate your schedule with family, friends and colleagues.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

July 16     8:30 am-4:30 pm      CRN TBD       South Campus        Th


In this basic fast paced course, you will explore the PowerPoint 2013 environment and create a new presentation.  You will format text on slides and add graphical objects, tables and charts to a presentation.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Jan 30     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70098       Central Campus        F

Feb 06    8:30 am-4:30 pm      CRN 70105       South Campus          F


Learn the basics of Word 2013 and be able to create and edit a simple document, format text and paragraphs, add tables, graphics, watermarks, headers and footers.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Jan 23       8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70091      North Campus          F

Feb 13      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70100       Central Campus       F

Feb 20      8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 70107       South Campus         F

May 08     8:30 am-4:30 pm      CRN 90030       South Campus        F


In the first course in this series, Word: One Day, students gained all the basic skills needed to create a wide range of standardized business documents. This continuation provides the next step: to improve proficiency. To do so, one can customize and automate the way Microsoft Word works, and improve the quality of work by enhancing documents with customized Microsoft Word elements. In this course, participants will increase the complexity of their Microsoft Word documents by adding components such as customized lists, tables, charts, and graphics. Participants will also create personalized Microsoft Word efficiency tools.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7












In this course, you will work with Access, a powerful database application to store and retrieve data. You will begin with learning basic database terminology. You will learn the objects used in Access, how to construct tables, use forms to display data, create queries to select data and to format reports for data that is retrieved from the database. You will use the wizards to create tables, primary keys, date formats, adn youwill be able to link tables to create queries. Begin to acquire skills and knowledge to pass the optional MOS exam in Access.

$245         CEUs 2.4       HRS: 24

Feb 21-Mar 14     9:00 am-1:00 pm     CRN 90021       Central Campus           Sa


Learn the commonalities of the Microsoft Office Program and practice using the basic features of Windows Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs.

$300        CEUs   3.2      HRS: 32

Jan 20-Feb 12     8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 70095      Central Campus           MWF


You will begin with learning basic computer knowledge. Then you will learn the language and the importance of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA) regarding privacy of electronic records, CPT-4 and ICD-9 codes for security purposes. Next, you will cover the basic components of Practice Management Software and Front and Back Office Procedures including consult referrals using a generic Medical Office Simulation Software.  Starting with appointment scheduling, you will move to electronically registering patients, posting procedures, performing manual and electronic medical billing, posting payments, billing for secondary insurance and performing patient collections.

Not scheduled at this time.


As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Excel 2013. You will first discuss how to analyze data with PivotTables and how to create a PivotChart report. You will then have an introductory unit on exchanging data with other programs like Word, PowerPoint and Access. From there you’ll move into the different aspects of the application such as sharing Excel files and incorporating web information. You will then go over how to customize excel and advanced worksheet management. You will learn to audit a worksheet, create cell comments, custom autofill lists and create and apply templates. You will wrap up the course with how to program with Excel. You will be introduced to the Visual Basic editor, analyze and write code, create a main procedure then run it.

Not scheduled at this time.


In this course, you will work with Excel 2013, a powerful spreadsheet application. You will begin with preparing and formatting techniques. You will learn how to insert texts and formulas into cells. You will use simple functions.  You will construct charts for your data. You will learn formatting and printing of selected ranges. You will learn about workbooks and moving data between workbooks.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Not scheduled at this time.


As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Excel 2013. First you will go over how to manage workbook data and data using tables. Next you will move onto how to analyze table data. Then you will read about automating worksheet tasks. You will wrap up the course with how to enhance charts and use What-If analysis. You will gain skills to freeze columns and rows, sort data in tables using conditional formatting, to use the DGET,HLOOKUP and MATCH functions; create, run and edit macros; and to use the Goal Seek feature to perform a what-if-analysis.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Apr 06-Apr 15    8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 90017      North Campus           MW


Learn the introductory topics needed to effectively use Microsoft Project software in home or business situations.   You will learn to create a new project plan, manage project tasks and resources. Finally you will learn to finalize a plan and set it as a baseline.

$245       CEUs 1.6     HRS: 16

Not scheduled at this time.


MOS Access teaches the information worker how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and edit professional databases for a variety of purposes and situations. You will learn to create and modify database tables. You will learn to create and modify forms, queries and reports.

$430      CEUs 4.0    HRS: 40

Nov 03 - Nov 24    8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 50232       South Campus      MWF



MOS Excel teaches the information worker how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations.  You will learn to construct cell data, format worksheets, work with charts and graphics.  This course teaches the skills you will need to successfully complete the MOS Excel Certification Core Exam.

$430     CEUs 4.0    HRS: 40

Oct 06 - Oct 21    8:30 am-12:30 pm     CRN 50227      South Campus       MTWTh



MOS PowerPoint teaches the information worker how to create and manage presentations using a variety of core and advanced features.  You will use PowerPoint to create and edit professional-looking presentations for a variety of purposes and situations, as well as explore different ways to share the information with internal and external customers.  You will learn to work with text, illustrations, media, charts, and tables.  In this course you will have reviewed all of the exam objectives necessary to prepare for the Microsoft PowerPoint Core Exam.

$265      CEUs 2.4      HRS: 24

Nov 18 - Dec 09   8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 50236     South Campus      TTh



MOS word teaches the information worker how to work with different types of documents using a variety of core and intermediate features to create and format business documents such as letters, forms, newsletters, memos and proposals.  As you begin to build your skills, you will then create a variety of flyers and other promotional materials as well as explore different ways to share the information with internal and external customers.  These are skills needed to successfully complete the MOS Word Certification Core Exam.

$430      CEUs 4.0     HRS: 40

Nov 03 - Nov 24    8:00 am-12:00 pm   CRN 50220    Central Campus     MWF



In this course, you will work with Word 2010, a powerful application to create and format documents. You will begin with preparing and editing techniques. You will learn how to format, save and print a document. You will be using fonts, keyboard shortcuts, manipulating tabs, cut, copy, and paste text. You will learn page setup - margins, page orientation, inserting page numbers, page breaks, headers, footers, date, time, symbols and other images. You will learn to create tables, populating and formatting them. You must be able to type.  Begin to acquire skills and knowledge needed to pass the optional MOS Core certification exam in Word.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Nov 04 - Nov 13    8:30 am-12:30 pm     CRN 50234     South Campus        TTh



First, you will go over how to illustrate documents with graphics. You will learn to insert, position, size and scale a graphic. You will learn to create a text box, WordArt and draw shapes.  Next, you will move onto working with themes and building blocks where you will learn to insert a sidebar and Quick Parts. Then you will learn about merging Word documents and developing multipage documents. You will understand mail merge as you create a main document, design a data source, enter, and edit records.  You will add merge fields, merge data and create labels. You will wrap up the course with how to work with styles, documents, and references.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Oct 07 - Oct 16   8:30 am-12:30 pm   CRN 50246       North Campus     TTh










Prerequisite: Basic accounting skills  Note:  Textbook required, flash drive recommended

Become productive with QuickBooks as you learn to create a company and develop its chart of accounts. Learn banking procedures, how to track customers, vendors, bills, invoices, inventory, employees, and payroll, finish by learning to run reports and create graphs.

$350        CEUs   3.2  HRS: 32

Sept 02 - Sept 25     8:30 am-12:30 pm      CRN 50224      South Campus           TTh

Oct 28 - Nov 20       6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50213      Central Campus         TTh



Prerequisite:  QuickBooks Basic Skills or equivalent   Note:  Textbook required; flash drive recommended

In this advanced course, you will expand your reporting knowledge as you learn how to analyze financial data using QuickReport, preset reports and graphs.  You will learn to track and pay sales tax, set up and run payroll, create and write payroll checks, practice paying payroll taxes.  You will create estimates and learn how to invoice from estimates.  You will also learn how to set up the software to track time and mileage.

$350        CEUs   3.2  HRS: 32

Available in Spring



Take a day to learn to set up your company, your chart of accounts and your company payroll the correct way.  You may bring your laptop with your software already loaded and set up your company using your own data.  Or you may practice setting up a company in the classroom using lab computers.

$110      CEUs .7      HRS: 7

Oct 22          8:30 am - 4:30 pm                CRN 50229        South Campus          W







POFI 1001   Note:  Textbook required

This course discusses computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business application of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. (BCIS 1305)

$306        CEUs   6.4  HRS: 64

Aug 26-Dec 11     10:10 am-11:45 am        CRN 50588       North Campus       TTh

Aug 26-Dec 09     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm         CRN 50590       North Campus       T

Aug 27-Dec 10     8:05 am - 10:05 am       CRN 50589       North Campus       W


ITSC 1009 Note:  Textbook required, flash drive recommended

A study of the integration of applications from popular business productivity software suites.  Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software is presented. Fundamentals of personal computer operations and the Windows operating system will be covered. (ITSC 1309)

$316        CEUs   6.4  HRS: 64

Aug 26-Dec 9      6:00 pm-7:20 pm       CRN 50594        North Campus      T 

Sept 10-Dec 03    1:30 pm-3:55 pm      CRN 50583        Central  Campus    W


ITCC 1001 Prerequisite: ITSC 1305 or department chair approval Note: Textbook required, flash drive required

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet.  It describes the use of OSI and TCP layered modules to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers.  It covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations.  The students will build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. (ITCC 1401)

$301       CEUs 6.4     HRS: 64

Aug 25-Dec 08   5:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 50579        Central Campus     M

Aug 26-Dec 11   10:am-12:30 pm       CRN 50578         Central Campus    TTh


Learn how switches operate in a LAN environment for small and large networks; VLAN, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, VLAN Trunking Protocol. (ITCC 2408)

$348      CEUs 6.4     HRS: 64

Aug 27-Dec 10    5:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 50580      Central Campus     W


ITNW 1025 Prerequisite: ISC 1305 or Department Chair Approval   Note: Textbook required, flash drive required. Additional Distance learning fees for online or hybrid courses will be assessed at time of payments.

Learn networking essential concepts and implementation; network protocols, transmission media; hardware and software; how to connect servers and clients in a network. (ITNW 1325)

$316    CEUs 9.6    HRS: 96

Aug 25-Dec 8    7:30 pm-8:50 pm      CRN 50591      North Campus       M   (Hybrid)

Aug 25-Dec 12  TBA                            CRN 95947      Central Campus    TBA (Online)








Prerequisite: A working knowledge of PC applications is required, and some experience using and maintaining PC hardware/software is highly recommended. Note: Textbook required, Flash drive required

Prepare yourself for the  A+ Certification exams.  This course focuses on the A+ exam objectives by the Computing Technology Industry Associate (CompTIA) and is designed for those responsible for the installation, upgrade, repair, configuration, and troubleshooting of PC systems hardware and software.  Participants will demonstrate their ability to diagnose, maintain, and perform minor repairs on PC systems and peripherals.

$750      CEUs 6.4     HRS: 64

Sept 02 - Oct 23     6:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 50223    South Campus     TTh

Oct 27 - Dec 05      8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 50245    North Campus     MWF



Prerequisite: A+ Certification is recommended  Note: Textbook required; Flash drive recommended

This 64 hour comprehensive hands-on program will provide the knowledge and skills needed to do basic administration and support duties for a variety of network operating systems including Microsoft Windows and Linux.  You will use racks of equipment to set up real world environments to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of networking.  This vendor neutral foundation program meets the objectives set forth in the CompTIA Network+ Body of Knowledge.  Completion of this program is a perfect stepping-stone to vendor specific programs such as the MCSE and/or RHCE.

$850     CEUs 6.4      HRS: 64

Oct 28 - Dec 23      6:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 50231     South Campus    TTh



Note: Textbook Required, flash drive required

This course is a great place to start to learn the basics of networking.  This introductory lecture course surveys fundamental networking concepts and practices.  Examine topics such as network architecture and standards, cabling and topologies, networking protocols, network servers, server-side scripting, database connectivity and security basics.

$220     CEUs 1.6    HRS: 16

Oct 27 - Nov 05   6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50217      Central Campus    MW



ITNW 2051  Prerequisite:  Basic computer skills   Note:  Textbook required; DVD-RW disc required

Learn server fundamentals such as managing Windows Servers (including virtualization) and storage, along with monitoring and troubleshooting servers. This course also covers such topics as essential naming, directory, and print services. Students also learn of popular Windows Network Services and Applications.

$220        CEUs   2.0  HRS: 20

Oct 13 - Oct 22   6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50215       Central Campus      MWF



Prerequisite:  Basic computer skills    Note:  Textbook required

Learn the vital fundamentals of security such as understanding security layers, authentication, authorization, and accounting.  Become familiar with security policies, network security and protecting the server and client.

$220        CEUs   2.0  HRS: 20

Nov 10 - Nov 19   6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50221        Central Campus       MWF



Note: Textbook required, flash drive required

In this course you will learn to install, configure, and manage the Windows 7 operating system.  This course will present the essential tasks of operating system configuration and maintenance and provide hands-on experience.  You will learn the wide variety of tools and techniques that allow administrators in various job settings to perform these essential tasks efficiently.  Finally, you will be prepared to take the MTA exam 98-349.

$220    CEUs 2.0    HRS: 20

Sept 22 - Sept 29  6:00 pm-10:00 pm   CRN 50212      Central Campus    MWF





Learn the introductory topics needed to effectively use Microsoft Project software in home or business situations.   You will learn to create a new project plan, manage project tasks and resources. Finally you will learn to finalize a plan and set it as a baseline.

$245       CEUs 1.6     HRS: 16

Sept 08 - Sept 17  6:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 50208     Central Campus      MW



IMED 1002   Prerequisite:  Knowledge of Microsoft office Interfaces   Note:  Textbook required

SharePoint is Microsoft's web-based collaboration tool that allows users to share resources and create shared content.  In this course, you will set up a team site and customize its layout and features.  You will capture and organize content into libraries and lists and manage the data.  You will use blogs, wikis and workspaces to connect and collaborate.  You will learn to integrate the Microsoft Office applications into the site and learn to use workflows in business processes.

$550        CEUs 3.2    HRS: 32

Nov 17 - Dec 15     6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50237       South Campus        MW

Dec 01 - Dec 17     6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 70039       Central Campus      MWF



Prerequisite: Windows for the desktop or equivalent knowledge and Internet fundamentals  Note: Textbook

This course offers instruction in internet website design.  You will learn to format text and apply styles to text and to other elements of a site you will build.  You will use color background, images, and multimedia to enhance your site.  All of these skills will be presented in a manner consistent with good design techniques.  You will learn how to publish your site.

$285     CEUs 2.4    HRS: 24

Sept 15 - Sept 26   6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 50226       South Campus         MWF