Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT)

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Program Objective:

The Computer Systems and Information Technology Program’s mission is to prepare students for employment in the Information Technology Industry.

Program Content:

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the Information Technology Industry, planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues. The program includes:

  • Installation and set-up of components and peripherals
  • Computer Operation
  • Maintenance and servicing of computer systems
  • Diagnosis and correction of operational problems
  • Basic and advanced networking concepts
  • Network hardware
  • Training in communication
  • Networking elements
  • Install and configure basic network devices
  • Leadership
  • Human relations
  • Employability skills
  • Safe and efficient work practices
  • Supplemental training is also available for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 900 hours, but a student can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP AComputer Systems Technician300 Hours
OCP BComputer Network Technician150 Hours
OCP CComputer Network Specialist150 Hours
OCP DComputer Security Technician300 Hours
Total Hours: 900

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math, and 9th grade in Reading, and Language on the TABE® test, or passing an Industry Certification exam. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Desktop Support Analyst
  • IT Field Service Technician

Employment Requirements:

  • Comptia A+, Comptia Security Plus, Network Plus Certification is highly recommended for entry level jobs in IT field

Salary:

According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Computer Support Specialist was $52,810 annually or $25.39 per hour.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)

  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)

  • $15.00 application fee per trimester

  • Material fee – $65.00

  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester

  • Liability insurance fee – $10.50

  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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