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3016 Hwy 77 N
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone (850) 767-5500
fax (850) 747-5555



Available Schedules

Full Time
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 12:00 pm

Part Time
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


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  


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+, Network+, 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




Computer Systems Technician

300 hours



Computer Network Technician

150 hours



Computer Networking Specialist

150 hours



Computer Security Technician

300 hours







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 Wonderlic.

Program Advisory Estimated Entry-Level Salary Range

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

About The Instructor

Mr. Porter is a passionate, devoted Florida-certified teacher and educator with success in teaching in a range of learning environments. He has taught Information Technology in a vocational setting, as well as online courses at the college level in the areas of Homeland Security and Investigations.


Mr. Porter is a firm believer in life-long learning, sharing his knowledge and experience by mentoring junior staff and students.  Prior to entering education, Mr. Porter had 20-plus years experience working for the US Government, the majority of his career spent in overseas environments and hostile regions. Work brought him to such varied regions as Africa, Europe and Asia, including both domestic and senior overseas field positions.