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Get on the fast track to a career in Information Technology with XCEL-IT

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What’s the best way to improve your future earnings? SKILLS!

How can you possess the skills employers need?
Enroll in XCEL-IT programs at SJR STATE and get on the fast track to a new career!


Call today and find out how YOU can become part of Florida’s progressive lead in the Computer Science and Information Technology industry. 904-808-7468


To ensure your success, the XCEL-IT program has a designated advisor who will assist you in:
  • Exploring tuition assistance options for eligible students
  • Assessing your education level and determining your training needs
  • Selecting a career track to match your talents/interests
  • Scheduling online and/or on-campus classes to better fit your family/work demands
  • Preparing for job interviews, assisting in your job search


  • Begin your academic path and prepare for industry certifications with one of the following college credit certificate programs:
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Help Desk Services
  • IT Technical Support Specialist
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  • Cisco Network Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Network Enterprise Administration
  • (See back for details)


  • Program includes:
  • Virtual Labs
  • Entrepreneur Skills



  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    Today’s technology relies upon information in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. GIS integrates devices and data for all forms of geographically-referenced information. Individuals who specialize in the GIS area can qualify for jobs that use special technology to input data from various sources, create digital maps and cross-reference the geographical data.
  • Help Desk Services
    Society’s ever-increasing dependence upon computing devices and technology drives the need for qualified individuals to diagnose and troubleshoot problems that users experience. This program prepares the student to provide customer assistance in solving technical problems.
  • IT Technical Support Specialist
    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment as technical support specialists with an IT department to assist IT staff in analyzing, troubleshooting and evaluating computer and network problems.
  • CISCO Network Infrastructure
    This certificate program covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts. Completion of this certificate will prepare students to earn CISCO industry certifications.
  • Network Security
    With the increase of cybercrimes comes the need for computer network security. This program prepares the student for entry-level positions in securing network infrastructure and protecting data, penetration testing, ethical hacking, cybersecurity incidents, and basic forensic analysis.
  • Digital Forensics
    With the increase of criminal activity on the Internet and other computer systems comes the need for technical support for the investigation of cybercrimes. This program prepares the student for entry-level jobs in computer security which pertain to locating, compiling, recovering, and identifying digital evidence.
  • Network Enterprise Administration
    This certificate program is designed to prepare students for jobs as trained network techs capable of building, managing, securing, and solving intricate and dynamic technical problems of networks, especially those composed of CISCO routers and switches.


  • Each certificate program is an intermediate step toward an Associate in Science degree in:

    Computer Network Engineering Technology or Computer Information Technology
    Students progressing through the A.S. degrees are eligible for industry certification.

    Using nearly $1 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor and in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education, the funds are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant created to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those in rural areas. The grant is part of Florida XCEL-IT, a program created by a partnership of seven Florida state and community colleges, including SJR State. Over the next three years, with the College of Central Florida leading the project, the consortium will expand its capacity to serve Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)-eligible workers as well as other eligible participants.