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Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT) Y100200

Classes

Availability
Meeting Times
Estimated Cost
Day / Evening
Active
09/05/2022M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm
$4,340.00

Course Info


Length: 
10 Months (900 Clock Hours)

Schedule:
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

Computer Systems and Information Technology Standards:
CASAS (Reading and Math)Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: 239 in Reading, 584 Language and 241 in Math OR meet TABE exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing)

2020-2021 Curriculum Framework


The Computer Systems and Information Technology program prepares students for employment as entry level Computer Technician. Students prepare to take CompTIA certification exams. CompTIA A+ Certification is the starting point for a career in I.T.

 

CompTIA Recommendations for Exam Candidates

  •  A+ certification exam candidates should have “9-12 months’ hands-on experience in the lab or field.” The A+ course is 300 hours (about 3-4 months).
  •  Network+ exam candidates should have “CompTIA A+ Certification and at least 9-12 months of networking experience.” The Network+ course is 300 hours (about 3-4 months).
  •  Security+ candidates should have “CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.” The Security+ course is 300 hours (about 3-4 months).

 

Employment/Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for employment at the entry level as Computer Technicians, Network Technicians, and Network Administrators.  A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment in this field.

 

Salaries

Salaries for entry-level positions range from $16.46 - $27.12 per hour in the Tampa Bay area.

Source:  http://www.floridajobs.org

  

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost is $4,340. which includes tuition, books, supplies, fees, and some industry certification exams. Prices are subject to change. See Erwin Technical College Summary Sheet for current cost information.  Financial aid is available for qualifying students.

 

Class Schedule

The Computer Systems and Information Technology program begins approximately twice a year.  Classes meet Monday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 

Program Standards

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores of 576 in Reading, 584 in Language and 627 in Math are required prior to graduation (some exemptions apply). For current TABE testing schedule, see our website or call Erwin Technical College.  

Computer Systems and Information Technology Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Information Technology (IT)?

   IT is the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and     

  sharing of information.

What is Network Security?

  A network is a communication system that allows users to share resources and to access information from remote   

  sites. Securing a computer network involves mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and    

  vulnerabilities.

Is there a lot of technical reading in this program?
Yes. Only candidates with strong technical reading, math and critical thinking skills are successful on CompTIA certification exams.

Is there a lot of technical math in this program?
Yes. To earn CompTIA certification, exam candidates need strong technical math, reading and critical thinking skills.

Do students need to be strong computer users to start this program?
Yes. CompTIA recommends A+ exam candidates have “9-12 months’ hands-on experience in the lab or field.” The A+ course is 300 hours (about 3-4 months).

Are there other programs students need to take to complete the Networking requirements?
There are no other programs needed to be employed in this field. Individual companies may require training on specific areas.

What is the importance of the A+ Certification?
CompTIA A+ certification is internationally recognized as a credential that demonstrates mastery of installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.

What are the local job opportunities in this field?
Jobs are plentiful in this field. There are over 500 businesses in the local area that hire people in the computer systems and information technology field.

What is the salary range for a graduate of this program?
The starting salary range for entry-level positions range from $16.46 to $27.12 per hour. Graduates can expect to earn $50,000-$60,000 in this field within the first five years.

Where have graduates found employment?
Graduates have been employed by MC Gill Engineering, Stream, Bisk Publishing, Verizon Communications, Lockheed Martin, Aerial Communications, Computer Generated Solutions, Dynamic Business Systems, IKON, Comtech, LabTech Software and GFI Software.

Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.  When employers notify the school of job openings, those vacancies are posted on Erwin’s online portal (Erwin Online).


Job Description Information

Job Title: PC TECHNICIAN

(A+ Certification preparation is completed in the first term)

Concentration: Network Devices

Current Job Level: Entry Level
Job Description:
Maintains, analyzes, troubleshoots, and repairs computer systems, hardware and computer peripherals. Documents, maintains, upgrades or replaces hardware and software systems. Assists in implementing custom configurations. Works under direct supervision. Reports to a manager.

Current Job Level: Intermediate Level
Job Description includes all the Entry Level duties as well as:

Relies on limited experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Custom configurations are designed. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a manager.


Current Job Level: Senior Level
Job Description includes all the Entry Level and Intermediate Level duties as well as:
Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity is required. Custom configurations are frequently designed. Typically reports to a manager.

Function:

  • Install and Upgrade PC and Network Device Hardware
  • Maintain a Safe and Secure Work Environment
  • Manage, Administer and Secure Local Area Networks
  • Optimize Performance of LAN and Network Devices
  • Provide Customer Service and Support
  • Troubleshoot Problems

Alternate job titles associated with the critical work functions and skills displayed include:

  • Assembly Specialist
  • Assembly Technician
  • Configuration Specialist
  • Configuration Technician
  • Field Support Technician
  • Hardware & Software Specialist
  • Hardware & Software Technician
  • PC Engineer
  • PC Maintenance Specialist
  • PC Maintenance Technician
  • PC Specialist
  • Service Center Technician

Job Title: NETWORK SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

(Network+ Certification preparation is completed in the third Grading Period)  

Concentration: Network Infrastructure

Current Job Level: Entry Level
Job Description:
Monitors and maintains the company’s network systems. Identifies, documents, and implements solutions to problems. Performs network back-ups and measures performance. Works under direct supervision. Typically reports to a manager.


Current Job Level: Intermediate Level
Job Description
includes all the Entry Level duties as well as:
Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a manager. 

Current Job Level: Senior Level
Job Description includes all the Entry Level and Intermediate Level duties as well as:
Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Typically reports to a manager. 

For questions regarding the program please contact:  Elizabeth2.Martinez@hcps.net  


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