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The IT/Computer Institute offers a broad array of hands-on IT, project management, and professional skills training courses.

Throughout the last decade, the global market has encountered an explosion of new technology. Everything people do in life and in the workplace is connected in some way to computers and the Internet. Today’s computer users must be continual learners.

The IT/Computer Institute schedules classes throughout the year in Polk State College’s state-of-the-art computer labs. All classes can be customized to fit the customer’s training needs. Whether a business is interested in certification programs or new software application programs, IT/Computer Institute professionals can assess these needs and develop a program that serves and benefits the company.

  1. + Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Project 2010
    • Microsoft Publisher
    • Microsoft Visio 2010
    • Microsoft Word 2013
  2. + Online Training


    The industry leader in adult online courses, Cengage provides high-quality distance learning opportunities in continuing education that are affordable and user-friendly. Information about specific programs can be found through the links provided.

    JER Online

    JER Online lists over 1000+, cost affordable, non-credit Continuing Workforce Courses and Certificates. No ordinary courses–JER Online courses and certificates are industry-developed. This means that students will have access to the same e-learning that business and industry uses for their employee training. Start anytime or on a fixed time schedule. Access courses anytime from anywhere for fast completion. JER Online offers discounted pricing for employee group enrollments. As an extra added value and bonus, students will have 1-year access to their online courses, post-course completion (applies to self-directed corporate developed courses only).


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