Computer Systems & Information Technology (CISCO)

Program Objective:

The objective of the Computer Systems and Information Technology program is to provide quality educational training designed to prepare students for employment or advanced training in a variety of occupations in the computer system and information technology industry.

Occupational Outlook

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Curriculum Framework

Program Outlook:

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Computer Systems industry; planning, management, finance, technical underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Program Content:

The content includes but is not limited to technical product skills, planning and management, principles of technology, networking basics, structured cabling, OSI-Reference Model, networking protocols, Cisco IOS, routing, LAN/WAN design, LAN switching, WAN protocols, network security, network management, CCNA prep, communication, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills; and safe, efficient work practices.

Length of Program:

The average length of the Computer Systems and Information Technology program is 900 hours (approximately 10 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.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school
  • Application
  • Interview by a guidance counselor
  • Fees for supplies and textbooks are required.

Entrance Dates:

This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year. Entrance is dependent upon space availability. Call (305) 557-1100 for more information.

Career Opportunities:

A+ Technician, Cisco Certification, MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), Network Data Cable Communications, LAN/WAN Networking Designer, LAN/WAN Networking Administrator.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
  • Satisfy Basic Skills Requirements
    Mathematics 10     Language 9     Reading 9
  • No financial obligations
  • Students must complete the Clearance packet to received program certificate.

ACTS0082Computer Systems Technician300 hours
BCTS0083Computer Network Technician150 hours
CCTS0084Computer Networking Specialist150 hours
DCTS0069Computer Security Technician300 hours

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
  • Material fee—Varies by program
  • Identification Card fee—$5.00 per trimester
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

Tuesday—Thursday 6:00 pm—10:00 pm

Approximately Total Cost:


Employment Requirements:

There are no formal educational requirements for becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). However, most employers often give preference to applicants who have completed formal training at a technical college or have achieved a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Student are strongly recommended to obtain a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.


According to the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Network and Computer Systems Administrator was $82,050 per year or $39.45 per hour. Visit:

Job Outlook:

Employment of network and computer systems administration is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026

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