• Classes

    Anticpated Start Date
    Meeting Times
    Cost
    Details
    Fall 2023 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm
    $4,353.00
    Y100200

    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

    2021-2022 Curriculum Frameworks

    The Computer Systems and Information Technology program prepares students for employment as entry-level Computer Technicians. Students prepare to take CompTIA certification exams. CompTIA ACertification 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

     

    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
    It 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

    The job description includes all the Entry Level and Intermediate Level duties as well as
    It 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
    Monitor and maintain 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. It 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

    The 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:  Tammy.Alva@hcps.net