Program Director’s Message

Student success is a cornerstone at Polk State College and the Computer Systems and Business Program wants to see students succeed. We take pride in our students and work hard to help them achieve success. Some of the ways students can succeed after completion of this program can request a letter of recommendation from their instructor when transferring to another institution or for a potential job. We have had student alumni contact their former instructors for this document that can help them succeed in their careers.

Students have completed summer internships via the Computer Systems and Business Program to further enhance their knowledge in their current job which can lead to a promotion. Students working while in this program have come from various industry backgrounds that include, Publix, City of Lakeland, United States Military, Southern Wine, and Spirit just to name a few.

Our faculty consists of experienced professionals who have worked in the industry, and they will provide you with the necessary guidance and support to succeed in your studies. In addition, we offer real-world hands-on experience through laboratory work and projects, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to these scenarios.

Thank you for considering our program. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.


Shakia Young
Phone: 863.669.4958
Internal Extension: 6345
Office: LLC-2271, Lakeland