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Computer Systems & Information Technology (CISCO, CCNA CCNP Certificates)

Mission Statement

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.

Occupational Outlook

O*NET Program Detail

Curriculum Framework

Program Outlook

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.

Program Content

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.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application.
    • Interview by instructor.
    • Assessment in reading, math and language.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school.
  • •Fees:
    • 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

Entrance Dates

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.

Career Opportunities

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

15-1199.04 Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

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

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