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. Financial assistance is available.

About the Program

As a CompTIA Authorized Academy, ITA provides hands-on training to prepare students for successful careers in IT. IT Fundamentals+ followed by the A+/Server+ class is considered the training needed to prepare individuals to enter the workforce in entry-level IT positions such as IT Technician or Datacenter Technician.

IT Fundamentals+ is an eight week course and A+/Server+ is a five month course. Students complete this entire core curriculum in a few short months and then have the skills necessary to work as a skilled IT technician. ITA also offers intermediate and advanced-level training, including CompTIA Linux+, Network+ and Security+, based on industry needs and employer demands. Students test for certification 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

Finding a Dream Career

Angelica Alves found her dream career as a Datacenter Technician at a company she loves. She credits the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s IT Academy for making it possible. Hear her story in her words.