Business and information technology classes help the San Diego community acquire and maintain business and digital literacy skills. A variety of courses are offered from beginning through advanced levels, empowering adult learners to use technology to meet business, personal, and professional goals. Whether you are new to computers or an experienced professional, we have no-fee classes to meet your needs.
Job Training/Certificate Programs
A Certificate Program is a series of classes that teaches a specialized job skill. One of the most valuable benefits of completing a program is that when you’re finished, you are more prepared to enter the workforce. Workforce training in business and information technology includes:
- Networking and General IT (Cisco Academy)
- Web Server Maintenance and Security
- Graphics, Publishing and Web Design (IMCP)
- Office Skills
Open Computer Labs
Perfect for anyone who is just beginning to use computers, or for someone interested in learning a specific topic. Self-paced, open labs are staffed by Continuing Education instructors. There may be an occasional lecture on a specific topic, but mostly you complete exercises from tutorial books at your own pace, and the instructor will answer questions. You might be working with a word processing program, but the person next to you could be learning spreadsheets. Most students find it helpful to meet with a counselor prior to enrollment to understand your options. Contact Student Services at a campus that is convenient to you.
Instructor-Led Short-Term Classes
Short-term classes designed for busy adults, and most meet for one to three sessions. Classrooms and computers are modern, so you can learn in a comfortable setting. Instructors are experienced and educated. The latest trends in computer use and software are taught. Beginners to advanced users can benefit from a free class. Examples of classes include:
- Microsoft Office (Access/Excel/PowerPoint/Word)
- Website Design
- HTML and CSS
- App Development
- Photoshop and Digital Photography
- Business Planning and Project Management
- Computer Basics
- Internet and Social Media Basics
Typing Speed Tests
A free, five minute timed test has you key text from unfamiliar material. A maximum of five errors is allowed. If successful, you’ll immediately receive an original certificate validating your time. Tests are given Monday-Thursday at different locations.