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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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Summer 2014 Training Schedule

Fall 2014 Training Shedule


Upcoming Classes

Excel One Day Intermediate - 7/31, Central, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

PowerPoint One Day - 8/21, Central Campus, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Schedule of Microsoft One Day Training Classes

Digital Literacy IC-3 - Starts September 2 at North Campus

Network + Certifiation Prep starts - 8/23/14 at South Campus

A+ Fast Track - starts 9/2/14 at South Campus

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Know how to text using two thumbs? Learn to type also using 8 fingers and one thumb! The Keyboarding on the PC summer camp will teach you to locate the home row keys and to type 15-20 wpm by touch with 1-3 errors. Get ready to turn in typed assignments for middle school, high school and college. Have fun learning to type by touch from printed material, from spoken material, and from various typing games.

San Jacinto College, CPD Computer / IT Training Department will be offering three “Keyboarding on the PC” Classes at South Campus for students in grades 4 – 12.  Classes will be held 9-11 am, Monday – Thursday. Cost is only $185.  Enroll soon, classes fill quickly.

Camp Dates:

June Camp - 06/23/14 – 07/03/14

July Camp - 07/21/14 – 07/31/14

Aug. Camp - 08/04/14 – 08/14/14

Camp Location:  

San Jacinto College - South | 13735 Beamer Rd. | Houston, TX 77089 |Bldg. S-8 Room 2038B

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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

Jun 03-Jun 12   8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 95071       North Campus       TTh



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

Jun 02-Jun 11     8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 95070     North Campus       MW








In this basic course, you will use Microsoft Access 2010 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.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Jun 05     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95094       Central Campus          Th



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

Jun 14     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95095       Central Campus          Sa



In this course you will create and edit basic Microsoft Excel 2010 worksheets and workbooks.  You will learn to create basic formulas and perform basic calculations.

$110        CEUs    .7  HRS: 7

Jun 12     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95086       South Campus           Th

Jun 26     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95096       Central  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

Jul 10     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95087         South Campus         Th     

Jul 31     8:30 am-4:30 pm     CRN 95097         Central Campus       Th



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

Jul 24   8:30 am-4:30 pm      CRN 95098       Central Campus          Th



In this basic fast paced course, you will explore the PowerPoint 2010 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

Aug 21  8:30 am-4:30 pm    CRN 95101       Central Campus           Th



Learn the basics of Word 2010 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

Jun 19     8:30 am-4:30 pm    CRN 95088       South Campus            Th

Aug 07    8:30 am-4:30 pm    CRN 95099       Central Campus          Th



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

Jul 17       8:30 am-4:30 pm    CRN 95089         South Campus           Th

Aug 14     8:30 am-4:30 pm    CRN 95100         Central Campus         Th












In this course, you will work with Access 2010, 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 different objects.  You will learn relationships between tables, primary keys, date formats, and you will 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

Jun 14-Jul 26   9:00 am-1:00 pm    CRN 95085       South 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

Jul 08-Jul 31   12:00 pm-4:00 pm   CRN 95078       North Campus      TTh



As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Excel 2010. 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.

$175        CEUs   1.6  HRS: 16

Jul 21-Jul 30   8:30 am-12:30 pm    CRN 95079       North Campus       MW



In this course, you will work with Excel 2010, 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

Jun 16-Jun 25   12:00 pm-4:00 pm   CRN 95074      North Campus       MW



As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of Microsoft Excel 2010. 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

Jul 07-Jul 16     12:00 pm-4:00 pm   CRN 95077      North Campus      MW



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

Jun 03-Jun 12    1:00 pm-5:00 pm    CRN 95072      North 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

Jun 17-Jun 26   12:00 pm-4:00 pm   CRN 95075       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

Jun 10-Jul 03     6:00 pm-10:00 pm  CRN 95090       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

Jul 08-Jul 31    6:00 pm-10:00 pm    CRN 95091       Central Campus          TTh





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)

$289        CEUs   6.4  HRS: 64

Jun 02-Aug 08  CRN 95309       North Campus       TBA

Jun 02-Jul 03    CRN 95310       North Campus       TBA

Jun 02-Jul 03    CRN 95311       North Campus       TBA

Jul 07-Aug 08   CRN 95312       North Campus      TBA

Jul 07-Aug 08   CRN 95313       North Campus      TBA



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)

$289        CEUs   6.4  HRS: 64

May 12-May 29     9:00 am-11:45 am       CRN 90271        South Campus      MTWTh  

Jun 03-Jul 03        6:00 pm-9:35 pm       CRN 95318        South  Campus     TTh

Jul 08-Aug 07      9:00 am-12:00 pm      CRN 95317        South Campus      TTh

Jun 02-Aug 08      TBA                            CRN 95314         North Campus     TBA

Jun 02-Jul 03        TBA                            CRN 95315         North Campus     TBA

Jul 07-Aug 08       TBA                            CRN 95316         North Campus     TBA



ITSW 1007 Prerequisite:  ITSC 1309 or department chair approval   Note:  Textbook required

This course is an introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database.  Students will plan, define and design a database; design and generate tables, forms and reports; and devise and process queries.  (ITSW 1307)

$289        CEUs   6.4  HRS: 64

Jun 02-Jul 03                                     CRN 95319           South Campus     TBA        





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

Jun 03-Jun 19     6:00 pm-9:30 pm     CRN 95082       South Campus       TTh



ITSY 1191   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

Jul 08-Jul 24     6:00 pm-9:30 pm       CRN 95083         South Campus       TTh





ITSC 1018    Prerequisite:  Project Management experience or equivalent knowledge helpful.  Note: Textbook required

Learn introductory topics needed to effectively use Microsoft Project software in home and 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

Aug 05-Aug 21  6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 95093       Central Campus           TTh



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

Jul 07-Jul 30     6:00 pm-10:00 pm     CRN 95092        Central Campus           MW