spring semester technest courses begin in a couple months! 

Preparing Tomorrow's Tech Workforce Today 

In collaboration with MIT (CIS 106: Technest 1 - Introduction to Computer Coding Using Python) and UC Berkeley (CIS 107: Technest 2 - Data Science), the Technest program is designed to bridge Silicon Valley's wage and skills gap.

As Chancellor Breland stated: "We must open the doors of opportunity in Silicon Valley to students who traditionally have not had access to computer science curriculum." 

The Technest program strives to do just that.

Interested in participating in our Spring 2020 cohort? 

Plan to attend one of our orientations on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Milpitas Extension (1450 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA 95035) or Monday, December 9th from 6 - 8 p.m. on the San Jose City campus, room T-415.

Students unable to attend the orientation will be able to view it online, or attend one of the mini-orientation/assessments.

 Again, here are important dates/locations:

  • December 7, 2019 from 10 am - 12 noon
    Orientation at the Milpitas Extension (1450 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA). Assessment will open online for interested students to begin filling out and joining the classes
  • December 9, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm in room T-415 on the main campus
    Orientation/assessment for interested students who want assistance in filling out an assessment and joining the classes


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For Questions Contact:

408-298-2181 ext. 3235

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data8 with berkeleyx & sjcc


technest|SJCC in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley (BerkeleyX) will offer an 18-week course, BerkeleyX Data 8 Foundations of Data Science on edX.

The BerkeleyX course does not require prior statistics, computer science, or programming experience.

This class will help you become a data scientist by teaching you how to analyze a diverse array of real data sets including economic data, geographic data, and social networks.

Data 8 covers everything from testing hypotheses, applying statistical inferences, visualizing distributions and drawing conclusions— all while coding in Python and using real-world data sets.


Data Scientist Is the Best Job In America According To Glassdoor’s 2018 Rankings. 

python  with mitx & sjcc


The technest|SJCC curriculum is designed to help those with little or no prior exposure to computer science or programming to learn to think computationally and write useful programs to tackle problems.

technest|SJCC in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx) will offer an 18-week course, MITx 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science on edX. 

This fun and intensive course features online curriculum delivered by MITx faculty and tailored support from an SJCC instructor, blending the best of online and in-class learning.

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If you are interested in becoming a partner in this innovative endeavor, please email your information and request to:


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