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Information Technology Certificate Programs (Online)

Begin a career or advance your information technology (IT) skills with San Juan College's online IT certificate programs. Learn about cloud computing, operating systems, network security, and more. You can finish each of our online certificate programs in one year or less:

  • Cybersecurity Support Certificate
  • Information Technology Support Certificate
  • Network Support Certificate

Have a busy schedule? You can complete each online course in a four-week session to focus on one class at a time and still finish on time. Join the IT field or advance your career by enrolling in an Information Technology Certificate program at SJC today!

Why Study Information Technology?

Are you interested in the latest computer software and love to solve problems? Then consider joining the important and fast-growing information technology (IT) field.

"Information technology" encompasses computer hardware, software, and networks. By studying IT, you'll gain knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Cloud computing
  • Computer systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Databases
  • Operating systems
  • Programming languages

Your certificate helps you gain expertise in a specific IT field. If you are looking to join the field, it can help you land an entry-level job in a short amount of time. If you already work in IT, you can increase your skills, which helps you advance your career. Because of their many applications, your IT skills will be in high demand across many industries, from healthcare to finance to technology.

Why Enroll in an Online Information Technology Certificate Program at San Juan College?

Three IT Certificate Program Options

SJC offers three certificates that focus on building information technology skills. Each program has a different focus and length, so you can choose the one that interests you the most.

  • Cybersecurity Support Certificate: Get hands-on experience in various computer security areas, such as data integrity and disaster recovery.
  • Information Technology Support Certificate: Learn and apply core IT knowledge and skills, including hardware, software, database, and cloud computing.
  • Network Support Certificate: Prepare for a computer networking career with Microsoft computers. Learn how to set up Microsoft computers, manage a Windows server, troubleshoot software issues, and more.

Want to learn more? SJC makes it easy to transfer the credits from your certificate to our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology. By earning a degree, you'll increase your job opportunities and qualify for higher pay.

Flexible Online IT Program

Take courses that fit your schedule with SJC's online IT certificate programs. We offer most courses in four-week sessions, and you'll log in at night so you can work during the day. We'll even provide recordings if you cannot attend a class meeting. Because we offer courses each month, you can start an IT certificate program whenever you're ready, whether in the fall, spring, or summer. Our faculty and staff are here to help you succeed!

IT Certificate Program Benefits

We strive to provide SJC students with relevant courses and hands-on experience to prepare them for successful IT careers. Our program offers perks to ensure you have all the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed. They include:

  • Free Books and Software: SJC covers the price of books and software for many of your Information Technology Certificate courses. Note: You may need to purchase your own books and supplies for non-IT classes.
  • Computer Upgrade: Purchase components to upgrade your computer with a gift card from SJC.
  • Certification Exam Vouchers: You'll receive vouchers so you can take IT certification exams for free.
  • Membership to ACM (Association of Computing Machinery): Gain membership to ACM, the world's largest computing society. You'll access free training, books, videos, and more.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Gain access to expert-led training and learning that helps you advance your career.
  • Microsoft Azure Developer Tools for Teaching: Learn to use professional developer tools and software to create games, apps, and websites at no cost.
  • TestOut LabSim: Practice your skills using LabSim's IT simulations. Free for SJC IT students.

CompTIA Academic Partner

CompTIA is a leading IT industry association that sets industry standards for certifications. SJC is a CompTIA Academic Partner, which means we meet the highest industry standards and teach according to the latest trends and technology. Our program prepares you to earn CompTIA certifications:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+ Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ Operating Systems
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Once you earn CompTIA's certifications, you'll show employers that you're qualified for IT jobs and jump-start your career.

Affordable Online IT Certificate Option

With SJC's low tuition rates and the increasing need for IT workers, earning one of SJC's online certificates in information technology is a great investment for you. Learn quickly and efficiently with our online courses and get the support you need. You may also qualify to get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships

What You'll Learn in the Information Technology Certificate Programs

Learn the fundamentals of information technology and get training in your area of interest with one of SJC's online certificate programs. Get hands-on experience with hardware, software tools, and simulations. You'll be ready to earn CompTIA and Microsoft certifications that prove your knowledge and skills.

Be ready for a job in cybersecurity with this certificate program. You'll learn to keep computer systems safe from potential threats through topics such as:

  • Business continuity
  • Computer system design
  • Contingency planning
  • Data integrity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Risk assessment and mitigation techniques
  • Security investigation
  • Troubleshooting

You are strongly encouraged or may be required to pursue CompTIA and Microsoft certifications throughout your studies.


Cybersecurity Support Certificate Curriculum

Gain the core IT knowledge and technical support skills used in businesses and governments. Take courses in:

  • Cloud computing
  • Databases
  • Hardware and software
  • Networking
  • Security

You are strongly encouraged or may be required to pursue CompTIA certifications throughout your studies.


Information Technology Support Certificate Curriculum

Learn about the field of computer networking so you can help businesses and consumers stay connected. Learn how to:

  • Implement and manage a network infrastructure
  • Install, configure, and administer Microsoft computers
  • Maintain Microsoft Windows servers
  • Troubleshoot PC software issues and network connectivity problems

You are strongly encouraged or may be required to pursue CompTIA and Microsoft certifications throughout your studies.


Network Support Certificate Curriculum

Transfer Options for IT Certificate Graduates

Continue your education to earn an associate degree in information technology at SJC. Your certificate courses will transfer to the Information Technology AAS so you will not have to repeat any courses. Talk to your advisor for more information.

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Careers and Outcomes

By completing one of SJC's online IT certificate programs, you'll be ready to start or advance your career in information technology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031. This is much faster than the average for all occupations, meaning your skills are in high demand.

Be ready to enter the IT field as a:

  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Information technology specialist
  • Network support specialist

Graduates of our IT certificate programs have gone on to work for:

  • City of Farmington
  • Intel
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories

Next Steps

To enroll in one of our online Information Technology Certificate programs, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our online IT certificates and your transfer options.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

West Classroom Complex,
Room 1911

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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