The primary mission of the Computer Systems Technology program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the Computer Electronics Community.
Curriculum Framework (Word document)
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of occupations in the Computer Systems and Information Technology industry. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of occupations in the information technology industry.
This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the information technology industry; technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology , planning, management, finance, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
The course content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction aligned with industry standards, consisting of four occupational completion points. When the recommended sequence is followed, the structure is intended to prepare students to complete the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ industry certifications. Sufficient coverage of advanced networking concepts and competencies may also lead to Cisco’s CCENT and CCNA industry certifications.
Length of Program
The average length of the Computer Systems and Information Technology program is 900 hours (approximately 9 months) for adults attending full-time. Actual time in class is dependent upon enrollment status (full-time/part-time) and length of time student requires to achieve competencies.
- Interview by instructor.
- Assessment in reading, math and language.
- Must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school.
- ID $30.00
- Application fee $15.00
- Material fee $600.00
- Tuition $2304.00
- Books $0.00
- Miscellaneous fees $0.00
- Approximate total $2949.00
This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school-year. For information, call (305) 557-1100 and speak to a counselor.
O*NET lists the following occupations that the Computer Systems Technology program prepare students to enter:
11-3021.00 Computer and Information Systems Managers
15-1199.09 Information Technology Project Managers
15-1121.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1142.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1143.00 Computer Network Architects
15-1111.00 Computer and Information Research Scientists
17-2061.00 Computer Hardware Engineers
15-1133.00 Software Developers, Systems Software
15-1141.00 Database Administrators
15-1122.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1121.01 Informatics Nurse Specialists
43-9011.00 Computer Operators
15-1199.05 Geographic Information Systems Technicians
15-1152.00 Computer Network Support Specialists
15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists
25-9031.01 Instructional Designers and Technologists
25-1021.00 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
15-1131.00 Computer Programmers
15-1132.00 Software Developers, Applications
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The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:
Tuition & Fees: $3548/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $48240/36 month (part time only) program
Off campus, with family: Est. $27180/36 month (part time only) program
Books and Supplies: $200 /year
Other Cost: N/A