San Jacinto College offers quick in-house IT training for companies

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Kevin Harris, maintenance trainer with Lyondellbasell, recently turned to San Jacinto College for a quick onsite training course in Excel 2010 for employees. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department

San Jacinto College offers quick in-house IT training for companies

Training open to professionals to upskill or gain employment

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- August 27, 2012

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College offers computer information technology (IT) courses onsite for companies looking to save time and money on professional development for the latest software and networking skills.

The College's Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division offers approximately 80 IT courses for training in such areas as Excel, Web marketing, and networking. Each course may be customized to address specific needs within a company. Computer professionals may also take the courses to earn certifications that are imperative when applying for IT positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of 18 percent for computer support specialists by 2020, with strong growth expected within the health care industry. 

"There are many jobs in the Houston metropolitan area available for computer repair, networking, security, computer applications, and website development. Companies need people with these skills and certifications," said Jerelyn Glenn, director of Computer/IT training with CPD, adding that there is a definite price advantage when training through a public college. "Our costs are going to be almost a fourth to a half less than private companies. We also offer a variety of grants for financial assistance."

Kevin Harris, maintenance trainer with Lyondellbasell, turned to a CPD IT instructor to quickly train staff on Excel 2010. However, as with many companies, there wasn't much time to send employees across town for the training, and he needed the option to customize the course specific to employee responsibilities.

"We needed this course; otherwise, our productivity would have gone down," said Harris. "I searched online for training, but everything I found required us to travel across Houston. When I found out that San Jacinto College would travel to us, and the cost was much less, we were able to schedule a course and have it fit our needs at Lyondellbasell." 

A full schedule of upcoming IT courses through the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College may be viewed at

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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