Computers and Information Technology

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Computer Programmer $37.62/hr.
  • Computer Support Specialist $23.01/hr.
  • Computer Specialist $38.75/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

IMCP (Interactive Media Certificate Program)

875 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 36 weeks.
Three modules cover print, multimedia and web design. Learn the skills you need for work in the digital media industry. Through a hands-on-approach to planning, designing, and creating computer based media using a variety of industry-standard tools, students learn to effectively combine video, sound, written content, animation, and digital images into an assortment of projects including CD-ROMs, DVDs, presentations, videos, marketing materials, technology-based education, and web sites.

Classes are held Monday-Wednesday in the mornings or afternoons, or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (plus Saturday mornings). All options include online instruction. Students attend 25 hours per week based on the schedule options below. Three sections will be offered this semester. More

Cisco IT Essentials

One course. Complete in 16 weeks.
Preparation for A+ certification exam; offered during the fall and spring semesters at the Educational Cultural Complex and Mid-City Campus. Orientation is not currently required for this program. Register in class during the first week.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Four courses. Complete in 47 weeks (15 months).
Provides current foundational knowledge and skills in networking technology leading to CCNA industry certification. Certified professionals are qualified to install, configure, troubleshoot and operate local and wide area networks; implement routing protocols, access lists, and manage basic networks. Offered through a partnership with CISCO, successful completion of this program prepares students to develop cost effective networking solutions for employers or customers.

Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends at multiple campuses. Visit sdce.edu to see a current schedule. More

Network Security Specialist (CCNA Security)

One course. Complete in 16 weeks.
Preparation for CCNA Security certification exam. Students must have a certificate of completion from CCNA course four, or be CCNA certified.

Emphasis on secure VPN management, Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), PIX firewall, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Cisco Security Agent (CSA), and techniques to combine these technologies in a single, integrated network security solution. Students completing the program will be able to monitor and troubleshoot security devices and technologies as well as create and implement security policies. Classes include online instruction.

Web Server Maintenance and Security

875 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 36 weeks.
Prepares students for entry level employment possibilities such as: Web Server Administrator, UNIX Administrator, System Administrator, Webmaster, Web Developer, and SQL Database Programmer. Students learn exactly what web servers do, and go through an in-depth planning process to get a server running. Learn Windows Configuration; Linux OS as a Server Platform; Apache Web Server; SQL Server and ASP.net; MySQL and PHP; Windows Server, and PERL. Learn to choose the best software and hardware, how to estimate site traffic and size the server accordingly, as well as register a domain name. Students organize their site, configure the server, and set it up to support CGI and plan for regular maintenance. More


Project Management is also offered. Please see Business for program information.