Computer Systems & Information Technology

COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 Program Content

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the Information Technology Industry, planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.

The program includes:

  • Installation and set-up of Operating Systems, components and peripherals
  • Computer Operation
  • Maintenance and servicing of computer systems
  • Diagnosis and correction of operational problems
  • Basic and advanced Networking concepts
  • Training in communication
  • Networking elements
  • Install and configure basic network devices
  • Leadership
  • Human relations
  • Employability skills
  • Safe and efficient work practices

Supplemental training is also available for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

 Entrance Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Occupational interest

Length of Program

The entire program is 900 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:

OCP A              (Computer System Technician)                                              300 hours

OCP A              (Computer Network Technician)                                            150 hours

OCP A              (Computer Networking Specialist)                                         150 hours

OCP A              (Computer Security Technician)                                             300 hours

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math, and 9th grade in Reading and Language on the TABE Test and/or passing of an Industry Certification exam.

Salary

In 2012, the median hourly salary range was from $19.23 ($40,000 annually). Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

The Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are some forms of aid offered. To be eligible a student must:

  1. A full registration fee is charge from the first day of the trimester throughout the 21st
  2. Seventy-five percent of the fee is charged from the 22nd through the 45th
  3. Fifty percent of the fee is charged from the 50th day through the end of the trimester.
  4. Students registering for short-term classes will pay a course fee based upon the duration of the course and the total hours of the class.

For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer.

The Federal PELL Grant, FSEOG are all based on financial need and are determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, South Florida Workforce, SAVES, etc. can assist students through their vocational programs for those who qualify. Please see those individual agencies to determine eligibility.

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