Why settle for any job when you could pave the way to landing the career of your dreams?

Go Beyond Average

Employers decide who gets an interview based on a single page description of your qualifications. Top canditates are selected by their unique accomplishments like committing 100+ hours beyond a college degree to obtain a certification. Speaking like a seasoned professional will impress interviewers so much that you can practically call them your future employer.

Mission Statement & Student Eligibility

Our objective is clear, we want to maximize the number of opportunities given to current undergraduate Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), and Computer Engineering (CpE) students entering the workforce upon graduation.

Qualifying Certifications

The 7 state approved certifications include: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, Oracle: OCA Database (11g), Oracle: OCA Java Programmer I, and CIW JavaScript Specialist.

certifications for IT professionals.

CompTIA A+ is the starting point for all careers in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.
CompTIA Network+ is best suited for network administrators, network technicians, network installers, help desk technicians, and IT cable installers.
CompTIA Security+ covers network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography.
CompTIA Linux+ is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

certifications for software developers.

Oracle OCA Java (SE8) helps any software developer increases their value and job security to any present and future employer.
Oracle OCA Database (11g) maximizes your potential by broadening your knowledge and skills through a wide array of important database features, functions, and tasks.

certifications for web developers.

CIW JavaScript Specialist teaches web developers how to use JavaScript to design client-side, platform-independent solutions. (ie: this website)

To help get to the next level

Eligible students will have their course materials provided to them at no cost thanks to state funding from the ITPF and BoG grants. To enroll for a qualifying certification course complete the signup form and upload proof of exam voucher to the signup portal before the 2/22/2019 signup deadline.

Exclusive Academic Partnership Pricing

Our academic partnership with CompTIA allows for discounted exam vouchers to be sold to all UCF students Jan 29th - February 22nd in HEC-246

Certification Office Hours

Mondays 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Tuesdays 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Wednesdays 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Thursdays 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Certification Retail Cost Program Cost Cost to Enroll**
A+$219 (x2)$100 (x2)$200
Network+$319 (x1)$154 (x1)$154
Security+$339 (x1)$215 (x1)$215
Linux+$219 (x2)$167 (x2)$334
** amount does NOT factor in the $300 award, please check for exact pricing

Click Here To Enroll Today!

Do you have what it takes to get the cash money award?

Eligible students can also apply for a one-time $300 award meaning you can not only get certified but come out with a little extra in the bank*. Simply submit proof of your recently obtained qualifying certificate, resume, and personal statement to the awards portal before the 6/22/19 completion deadline and mandatory awards seminar (TBD).

Click Here To Apply For Award - Coming Soon

*cost of exam voucher varies by certification

How can we help you get certified?

Nanette Aubert
Interim Program Director
HEC 246D
Lexi Burn
Interim Program Assistant
HEC 246