Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT)
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The Computer Systems and Information Technology Program’s mission is to prepare students for employment in the Information Technology Industry.
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
- Human relations
- Employability skills
- Safe and efficient work practices
- Supplemental training is also available for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
The entire program is 900 hours, but a student can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Computer Systems Technician||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Computer Network Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Computer Network Specialist||150 Hours|
|OCP D||Computer Security Technician||300 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.
- IT Support Specialist
- Desktop Support Analyst
- IT Field Service Technician
Comptia A+, Comptia Security Plus, Network Plus Certification is highly recommended for entry level jobs in IT field
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 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.
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
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.