Preparing Tomorrow's Tech Workforce Today 

In collaboration with MIT (CIS 106: Introduction to Computer Coding Using Python), UC Berkeley (CIS 107: Data Science), Renesas and the Microfacturing Institutes (CIS 108: Internet of Things), and BUS 068: Entrepreneurship, 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.

The Fall 2021 Technest Informational Session/Open House was held on Monday, April 26th. 

If you missed the session, or if you'd like to enroll in one of the Technest programs, please fill out the Technest Assessment/Enrollment Form. Recordings from the session can be found on the form:

More information on the following courses and certificates are on that form, and students who fill it out will be automatically enrolled in the courses they choose (subject to the Instructor's approval):
-- Emerging Tech Entrepreneurship (CIS 106, 107, 108, and BUS 068)
-- Business and Data Analytics (CIS 120, 122, 123, 124)
-- Google IT (CIS 140, 141, 142, 143, 144)

If you wish to watch the information session, either go to the assessment/enrollment form ( or you can watch it on YouTube. 

To watch the entire hour-and-half session:


New Emerging Tech Entrepreneurship Certificates!

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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