PACE-IT Program

Get free tuition and earn an IT certificate online

Learn the skills needed to prepare you for industry-recognized certifications that will prepare you for information technology jobs.

Program Information

Current Certificates

All certificates are completely online and offered through a competency-based learning model. This means it is student-focused, self-paced, and designed for student success. You will be assigned a mentor to guide you through your certificate.

What Does it Cost?

  • Tuition is free!
  • You’ll only pay for books, enrollment fees, and any certification exam fees.

How Do I Apply?

  • Review the acceptance criteria to ensure that you qualify.
  • Create a cover letter describing your qualifications for the PACE-IT program.
  • Complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume.
  • If you meet the acceptance criteria, someone from PACE-IT will contact you and guide you through taking the SmarterMeasure online assessment test.
  • If you score at or above the national average on the SmarterMeasure assessment test, you will be accepted into the PACE-IT program.
  • Once you are accepted, you'll apply for admission through the college's Enrollment Services office.

When Can I Apply?

  • Cover letters and resumes are currently being accepted for the Data Management, Ethical Hacker, and Network Security certificates; however, students must apply by November 30, 2015, as the grant funding ends March 30, 2016 and they will need time to complete the course material.


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