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
  • Create update profile information on Focus
  • Meet with a counselor
  • No specific requirement for Information Technology

Program Hours

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 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

Employment Requirements

CompTIA A+ , CompTIA Security+, and Network+ Certification is highly recommended for entry level jobs in IT Field.


The average wage for a career in Computer Systems Administrators is $40.77 per hour and $84,810 per year, with completion the of CompTIA A+ industry certification. With completion of all three certifications (ComptTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ industry certifications) the average wage for a career in IT Manager or Cyber Security Specialist is $152,00 per year.

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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

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

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