Ready to begin or advance your career in information technology (IT)? The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) can help. Our IT Academy ([email protected]) offers short-term training to prepare individuals with the skills and certifications required for employment in Southern Virginia’s growing IT sector. Already an IT professional? Boost your IT career with additional skills and certifications. Financial assistance is available.

About the Program

As a CompTIA Academic Partner, the ITA can help you start or advance your IT career with certification-based training. For newcomers to information technology, the ITA provides hands-on training that prepares individuals for successful careers in IT. IT Fundamentals+(10-week course) followed by CompTIA A+, Server+, and Employability Skills (taught as one four-month class) readies students to enter the workforce in entry-level IT positions like IT Technician or Datacenter Technician.

Want to continue developing your IT skills? The ITA also offers intermediate and advanced-level training, including CompTIA Linux+, Network+ and Security+ with plans to offer cloud administration training soon. Students test for certifications onsite in the SVHEC Assessment Center.

SVHEC also offers IT classes for high school students through our Career Tech Academy, where students earn college and high school credits as well as industry credentials.

For questions or to get started, contact or (434) 572-5566.

Success Stories

ITA Propels Student from Custodian to IT Career

Mr. Andrew Barksdale, Jr., has been the head custodian at Sydnor-Jennings Elementary School for several years. Thanks to hard work, determination, and training in the IT Academy,  Mr. Barksdale is now the school’s Local Area Network (LAN)/computer lab manager.

“A lot of the things I know now is because of the program (IT Academy).”