San Jacinto College helps community sharpen skills in one day


Whether you are looking to brush up your skills in Microsoft Word or looking to advance your Excel spreadsheet knowledge, the San Jacinto College continuing professional development (CPD) One Day Classes could be the right fit.

The 7-hour one-day courses are offered for Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project, and Word at the basic and intermediate levels.  

“We see a lot of companies and organizations send their employees to us for training in the One Day Classes,” said Jerelyn Hughes-Glenn, director CPD. “Industries all over our service area utilize our courses to help improve their employees’ computer literacy.”

The classes are paced to help students master each application in one day through instructor led projects.

“The instructors in this program will illustrate how to perform certain tasks, then immediately have the students repeat the task on their own using step-by-step instruction in their textbooks,” said Glenn.

When the program began in 2009, the average student age skewed to a younger audience.

“Now, most of our One Day students are 45 and older,” said Glenn. “These students are looking to improve their computing skills and become more digitally literate.”

In addition to the One Day Classes, CPD also offers a slower paced Digital Literacy Program. This program teaches the very basics in three modules: computing fundamentals, key applications, and living online. Each module delves into facets of technology used in today’s business world.

“Digital Literacy is geared towards individuals who have little to no computer knowledge,” said Rosalyn Blakely, adjunct instructor for computer and IT training. “We start with the basic skills and work our way up.”

To learn more about the One Day Classes and Digital Literacy Program, 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 served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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