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Program Advisory Committee

D. Christie
Engility Corporation

N. Creel
Proper Fox Information Security Consulting

D. Fontaine
Bay District School Board

G. Garrett
Gulf Coast State College

J. Spring
Tipton, Marler, Garner, & Chastain

W. Vickers
U.S. Navy

Computer Systems Technology

Computer Systems & Information Technology class

Computer Systems & Information Technology

Program Length: 900 hours
36 weeks
Program Number: Y100200 

The purpose of the Computer Systems & Information Technology is to prepare students for the CompTIA A+, Net+, and Security+ exams, while at the same time instilling the work habits and ethical standards that will allow them to excel in the job market.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers. This is the foundational level information for a career in computers and information technology.

The CompTIA Network+ certification is the next step on the path to a career in Computer Systems & Information Technology. The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security.

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography.

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four occupational completion points (OCPs).           

Course #

Course Description

Hours

OCP

CTS0082

Computer Systems Technician

300 hours

A

CTS0083

Computer Network Technician

150 hours

B

CTS0084

Computer Networking Specialist

150 hours

C

CTS0069

Computer Security Technician

300 hours

D

 

 TOTAL HOURS

900

 

                       





Admission Requirements

Age: 16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competency in reading, math, and language are assessed within six (6) weeks of program entry using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skill grade levels are: Reading 9, Math 10A, and Language 9.

Program Advisory Estimated Entry-Level Salary Range
$23,000-$34,000

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: 89%
Program Placement Rate: 83%