Computer Systems & Information Technology

Program Objective

The Computer Systems and Information Technology Program’s mission is to prepare students for employment in the Information Technology Industry.

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 components and peripherals
  • Computer Operation
  • Maintenance and servicing of computer systems
  • Diagnosis and correction of operational problems
  • Basic and advanced networking concepts
  • Network hardware
  • 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.

Admission Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest

Program Hours

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Completion Requirements

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

OCP A – Computer Systems Technician:                       300 hours

OCP B – Computer Network Technician:            150 hours

OCP C – Computer Networking Specialist:          150 hours

OCP D – 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 or passing an Industry Certification exam. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Computer Security Technician

Salary

According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Computer Support Specialist was $52,810 or $25.39 per hour.

Program Cost

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and or uniforms, if applicable.

 

RMEC & TC adheres to a policy of non-discrimination and strives to provide equal opportunity to all potential students.

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