Information Technology

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The Information Technology (IT) certificate program provides opportunities to complete career training certificates that provide the practical and analytical skills needed to thrive in a modern IT workplace. Students engage in hands-on learning and receive instruction from top-rated instructors.

Student Success

Danielle Nadeau enrolled in the Information Technology programs at San Diego College of Continuing Education after working in administrative support roles for many years. “Mr. Ron Runyan encouraged his students to refer to each other as technicians,” she said. “This was an exercise that felt silly considering we hadn't learned anything yet. The constant reinforcement of a professional mindset gave me the confidence to actually call myself a technician.” After completing the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certificate, CompTIA N+ and A+ certifications through coursework available in SDCCE’s ICOM Academy, Danielle was offered employment with Bristol Myers Squibb, a Global Biopharmaceutical Company, as a full time Systems Manager for Laboratory Operations. She now leads a team of technicians, “My colleagues have a desire to learn and build certain skill sets that we don’t necessarily have direct experience for here, so I refer them to take classes at SDCCE.”

Danielle Nadeau

Desktop Technician

399 HOURS
11 - 22 HOURS PER WEEK
18 - 36 WEEKS

Learn to manage and secure computers and basic network infrastructures, including fundamental computer and network theories such as computer system models, operating systems, safety procedures, network infrastructures and architectures, and security threats and mitigation.

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Desktop Technician Orientation

At this time, you can attend a virtual orientation through any of these campuses. Please check all campus links below to sign up for the earliest orientation that fits your schedule. If you sign up for an orientation and do not receive an email with a Zoom link by 24 hours before the orientation, please email SDCENorthCity@sdccd.edu with the date, time, and title (Desktop Technician) of the orientation you signed up for.


Windows System Administration

245 HOURS
7 - 14 HOURS PER WEEK
18 - 36 WEEKS

Provides the knowledge and skills needed to administer Windows Operating Systems, including installing, configuring, and managing both client and server computers. Learn planning and installation of the appropriate operating systems, configuration of system components and peripherals, and computer virtualization platforms in a variety of Windows environments.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Network Technician

240 HOURS
10 HOURS PER WEEK
24 WEEKS

Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Covers networking fundamentals, LAN/WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Server Essentials

270 HOURS EACH
15 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Provides knowledge and skills needed to manage a server operating system; including practical and analytical skills needed to install, configure and ensure the operation of a server. Instruction is in both the Windows and Linux server environments and includes planning and installation of the appropriate operating systems, configuration of server components and computer virtualization platforms.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Linux Server Administration

270 HOURS EACH
15 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the Linux server operating system and includes practical and analytical skills needed to install, configure and ensure the operation of a Linux server. Instruction is in the Linux server environment and includes planning and installation of the appropriate operating system, configuration of server components, and troubleshooting common system errors. No prior Linux experience required.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Web Server Technologies and Applications

290 HOURS
8 - 16 HOURS PER WEEK
18 - 36 WEEKS

Provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop, install, configure, and manage a web application on a Linux server. Learn the Linux server environment, web server applications, client and server side scripting languages, and databases.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Security Essentials

240 HOURS EACH
13 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and secure network infrastructures. Includes practical and analytical skills needed to design; operate and troubleshoot, and secure network software and hardware. Instruction includes fundamental networking theories including addressing; physical infrastructure; network architecture; security threats, and mitigation techniques.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

8 HOURS PER WEEK
36 WEEKS

Cisco has reinvented itself with a new CCNA v7 curriculum that focuses on Automation, Programmability, and Network Security. This training prepares you to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam, which leads to CCNA certification. The new curriculum is a direct result of surveying over 300 technical managers and consulting IT hiring managers about the new direction of network administration. Three modules cover networking fundamentals; routing protocols and concepts; LAN switching and wireless, and security fundamentals.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Cybersecurity Analyst

135 HOURS
7 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Provides basic knowledge of cybersecurity architecture and tools. Learn to use tools and guidelines to build a set of security policies and procedures. Design a layered security architecture and analyze it for flaws. Use industry standards for software security.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Virtual Datacenter

126 HOURS
7 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Prepares students to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size and will form a foundation of knowledge for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


Cloud Solutions AWS-Associate

110-142 HOURS

Through our membership with the Amazon Web Services Academy, the Cloud Solutions AWS-Associate program is a great introduction to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as a cloud computing architect. Emphasis is placed on the ability to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on a cloud computing platform.

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Information Technology Orientation

Enrollment is currently available for this program. Sign up for mandatory orientation prior to enrollment. Please also add your name to the mailing list to receive information and updates about programs and classes at San Diego Continuing Education.


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