Sandalwood students to earn a diploma, degree, cyber job by senior year


(Courtesy of The Florida Times Union)

Students at Sandalwood High will get an academic and professional leg up on cyber security and other technology careers with a just announced partnership between Duval County Public Schools, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Deutsche Bank and JEA.


The way it works is some of today’s freshman will compress four years of high school into two years. Then in their junior year they’ll take college courses in science, math and technology, with a concentration in cyber security.

They will earn an associate’s degree in science and industry certification by high school graduation.

Throughout the four years, the students also will take regular trips to JEA and Deutsche Bank, where they will shadow employees in technology fields, receive “industry mentoring” and get access to summer internships.

After high school, they will receive priority interviewing for jobs at the two companies.

So far, eight students are in the program but the goal is to have 25 at a time, said Vicki Schultz, Sandalwood’s principal.

The program is part of the Duval’s overall goal to expand early college and STEM opportunities for students, connecting them with employers while they’re learning, said Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, and it helps the district compete with private schools and others for high performing students.

“We are ensuring that our schools serve as a true springboard to successful entries into college and the workforce,” he said.

FSCJ: Information Technology Training Programs

Learn to design software programs, develop websites, and manage computer networking systems at FSCJ.

Do you want to develop the latest innovative application to improve our quality of life, plan and manage an organization’s IT infrastructure, provide hands-on computer and network support or even learn the techniques of computer hacking and investigate computer crimes?

Begin with an Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology, Network Services Technology or IT Security, or earn optional specialized technical certificates included within the program such as web development, computer programming, database development or computer forensics. After completion, you can pursue industry certification and employment or progress to a bachelor’s degree. Our Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication and Information Technology Management provide a combination of important management skills with higher-level technical abilities. You’ll receive hands-on learning in labs which mirror the technology found in today’s corporate environment and receive real-world experience through internship opportunities. Advance your technological education at FSCJ!





New Horizons – CompTIA Certifications

New Horizons is an authorized CompTIA Platinum Partner provider of the most current CompTIA courses to help prepare you for CompTIA certifications or to advance your technology skills.

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of IT Certifications a little easier.

Click the image below to download the full roadmap PDF.

CompTIA Training & Certifications

CompTIA is the world’s leading technology association. CompTIA advances IT professionals with successful industry-leading certifications and business credentials in the areas such as PC maintenance, networking technologies, and security.

The New Horizons CompTIA Course Collection provides training and support for all of the current CompTIA certifications including A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Server+, and more.

The collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across these critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for the professional certifications. Our simulations offer task-based multipath scenarios to provide realistic practice of these critical technology subjects.

Top Five Reasons to get CompTIA Certified:

  1. Learn Skills to Get a New Job – CompTIA certifications assure employers of a candidate’s basic technology skills and prove you know how to get the job done.
  2. Preserve Your Job & Salary – As the economic landscape continues to evolve, certifications can lock you into tiered salary levels and prove expertise that stands above the rest.
  3. Ready to Change Jobs? CompTIA certifications help candidates qualify for new job opportunities, or advance your career in technology.
  4. Stand Out in the Resume Pile – Validated CompTIA certifications on your resume help you stand out among other applicants, giving you a greater opportunity for an interview.
  5. IT is Everywhere! IT skills are needed in most companies and there are simply not enough trained IT professionals to fill these jobs.



Florida State College of Jacksonville – Web Development Specialist

Web Development Specialist (6954) (T.C.)


Technical Certificate

The explosive growth of the Internet and electronic commerce affects almost every company and organization today. Most medium to large size corporations and organizations, and many small businesses, now develop web sites for electronic commerce, to develop marketing relationships, distribute company information to employees and their customers, and to access vital information in databases. The Web Development Specialist Technical Certificate provides the necessary coursework and hands-on experiences to enable graduates to design, develop, maintain, manage and administer comprehensive web sites for corporations and organizations. The program also provides a foundation for various certification examinations in Webmaster/Web Development.

This program does not provide a Florida state technical certificate but does provide a Florida State College at Jacksonville certificate.

Need More Information? Contact:

Steven Miller, South Campus, (904) 646-2022 or


Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 22
•CGS 2820 – Web Site Design and Development Credit Hours: 4
•CGS 2821 – Advanced Web Site Design and Development Credit Hours: 4
•COP 1000 – Introduction to Computer Programming Credit Hours: 3
•CTS 2440 – Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Credit Hours: 4
•COP 2822 – Web Technologies Credit Hours: 4
•COP 2551 – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming with Java Credit Hours: 3
or COP 2842 – Internet Programming Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 22 / Program Length: 9 Months

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.
1.Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
2.Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
3.Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
4.Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
1.A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
2.Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
3.Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
4.Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.


This certificate articulates directly into the Computer Information Technology (2153) (A.S.) degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

For more information:


St. Johns River Community College – Computer Science & Information Technology programs

Computer Science & Information Technology

CISCO logo XCEL-IT supports many of these IT-related programs at SJR State.
The XCEL-IT program helps connect students with the resources they need to get started or advance in the IT industry. Services include customized advising, job search assistance and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

SJR State offers a broad range of computer science programs and courses using industry standard software and equipment. You can be on your way to a great paying, high-demand career in two years or less! With our hands-on programs and projects, students gain the essential skills and knowledge needed for industry-recognized certifications.

SJR State is an authorized Cisco Networking Academy partner.


      A.S. Degree


      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Geographic Information Systems (4107) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Help Desk Support Technician (4108) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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IT Support Specialist (4109) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

           Program Plan-Course Rotation

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      A.S. Degree


      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Digital Forensics (4124) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Network Enterprise Administration (4126) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Network Infrastructure – CISCO (4123) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

Network Security (4127) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation


      A.S. Degree


      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Computer Programmer (0408) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Computer Programming Specialist (4120) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation


      A.S. Degree


      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Information Technology Administration (4115) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Web Development Specialist (4112) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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For more information, call (386) 312-4183 or visit the College Catalog

University of North Florida – Bachelor of Science Computing and Info Science Degree

Major: Computing & Info Sciences

Concentration: Information Technology

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Informational Text
The Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Sciences requires 120 total credits that include a minimum of 54 upper-level credits. 

School of Computing Policies

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better unless noted otherwise.
  • Once enrolled at UNF, all remaining prerequisite courses and major/minor requirements must be completed at UNF.
  • Satisfactory Progress Policy
    • The School of Computing enforces the “one repeat” rule for all prerequisite and core courses offered by the School for its major programs.
    • Students who do not successfully complete a prerequisite or core requirement for a School of Computing major on the first attempt due to earning a grade of D, F, W, WP, or WF will be granted one chance to repeat the course.
    • Students who do not successfully complete the aforementioned course on the second attempt will be blocked from registering for courses offered by the School of Computing in future semesters.
    • This policy applies whether or not the student has declared a major in a School of Computing program.
  • Exit Requirements
    • Proficiency in a high-level programming language.
    • Proficiency in oral communication. To demonstrate satisfactory oral communication skills, students must deliver up to two presentations in an upper-level course offered by the School of Computing. If the first presentation is satisfactory, the second presentation will be waived.
Prerequisites (15 credits)
Information Technology Prerequisites (5 Courses – 15 Credits)
MAC2233 (GM)Calculus for Business (3 Credits)
MAC2233 Calculus for Business
MAC2311 Calculus I is also acceptable.
CGS1570 Microcomputer Applica Software (3 Credits)
CGS1100 Computer Applications for Business (3) is an acceptable substitute.
STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
SPEECH course with prefix SPC
SPC4064 Public Speaking for Professionals is recommended.
COP2220 Computer Science I (3 Credits)
Major Requirements (45 credits)
Information Technology Major Requirements: (14 Courses – 45 Credits)
CDA3101 Introduction Computer Hardware (4 Credits)
CDA4010 Human Factrs/Collabr Cmpt (3 Credits)
CGS4307 Info Proc: Organizational Pers (3 Credits)
CIS3253 Legal & Ethical Iss in Comput (3 Credits)
CIS4360 Gen Cmp Security Adm (3 Credits)
CIS4364 IS Intrusion Detect (3 Credits)
CNT4406 Network Security/Management (3 Credits)
CNT4504 Computer Networks/Dist Process (3 Credits)
CNT4514C Wireless/Mobile Cmpt (4 Credits)
COP3503 Computer Science II (3 Credits)
COP3538 Data Structures Using OOP (4 Credits)
COP4640 OS Env Admin (3 Credits)
COP4813 Internet Programming (3 Credits)
COT3100 Computational Structures (3 Credits)
Major Electives (6 credits)
Information Technology Major Electives: (2 Courses – 6 Credits)
SELECT 6 credits of 3000-4000 level
Any upper-level computing course not used to fulfill other major requirements may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Exit Requirement
Computer and Information Sciences Oral Communication Exit Requirement: All Computing majors must deliver up to two presentations in computing courses for evaluation of presentation skills. If the first presentation is satisfactory, the second evaluated presentation will be waived.
Information Technology Free Upper-Level Electives: Select additional courses as necessary to attain 54 upper- level credits.
Select additional courses as necessary to attain 120 hours.