icom academy

A new way of learning online

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) has built a new fully online educational program to provide adult learners in California with fast, free, flexible job training and extensive career placement services.

ICOM Academy (Interactive Competency-based Online Microcredentialing Academy) launched fall 2020 with multiple career education options in Small Business Entrepreneurship, Information Technology and Skilled Trades.


Programs are intensive and short-term. Most can be completed in 5-10 months.


Career training programs are industry recognized and state approved. Open Education Resources will be prioritized for classes, which means Zero Textbook Costs for students.

Fully Online

Short-term certificate programs are fully online. Dynamic synchronous instruction makes these programs unique from other programs that provide little instructor interaction and peer-to-peer collaboration. Plus, robust student success services will be provided virtually.



Learn on your own time and in your own space. Every online class includes self-paced activities as well as scheduled faculty-led instruction.

SDCCE’s ICOM Academy is part of the Improving Online Career Technical Education Pathways Grant and the California Virtual Campus and Online Education Initiative.

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing tuition-free, accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to credit college. Read more about the SDCCE mission »