Professionals with prior experience in information technology (IT) may be eligible to take cybersecurity certification courses at San Jacinto College free of charge, thanks to assistance from the Information Technology Training for Tomorrow (IT3) grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Those who are employed, unemployed, and underemployed may choose between a variety of IT courses like SharePoint Administration and Ethical Hacking. IT employers are invited to send their employees to these courses for upgraded certifications. The IT3 grant also covers the cost of the certification exam, while funds last, for those who are unemployed or underemployed.

The following are upcoming cybersecurity certification courses at San Jacinto College: 

VMWare 5.5, June 15 to June 19

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing, June 8 to June 12

CCNA Bootcamp, June 25 to July 18

Sharepoint Administration, June 22 to June 26

A+ Fast Track Certification, July 13 to Aug. 6

These cybersecurity courses are offered through the Computers/IT Training program with the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College. To apply, visit  For more information, email

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. 

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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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