Computer Systems Information

Computer & Business

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Program Description
The Computer Systems Information Technology program is designed to provide real world relevant training. In the program students receive training on hardware and software for multiple types of personal computers. Included is training on operating systems by Microsoft, Apple and the Ubuntu distribution of Linux. The training covers from basic to advanced concepts dealing with setup, configuration, maintenance, optimization, troubleshooting, and repair.

Preparation for Employment
This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in Information Technology. The content provides practical experiences in hardware and software setup, maintenance and troubleshooting. The skills learned not only will prepare students for passing industry standard certifications but aid in developing employability skills.
Certifications

► CompTia A+

► Microsoft Technology Associate

Potential Employment Opportunities and Internships

► Desktop Support
► Help Desk
► Network Administration
► System Administration
► Bench Technician
► Field Service Technician

Various professional organizations are partners with iTech, working to provide internship opportunities for our students.

Area of Focus

► Hardware (desktop, laptop, server)

► Operating Systems (Microsoft, Apple, Linux)

► Virus/Spyware Removal

► Backup

► NAS

► Exchange

► Routers

► PC Networking

Example of Course Projects

► Desktop Computer Build/ Repair
► Network Documentation
► Network Diagramming
► Virtualization (OS installs)
► Server Setup/Configuration
► Drive/System Cloning
► Printer setups
► Wireless Router Setup

Software Applications

► Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7, 8, 10 Server)

► Virtualization Software (desktop and server)

► Virus, Spyware and Optimization software tools

► Other industry tools

Length of Course
► 900 clock hours or 2 semesters

Occupational Completion Points

► The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
CTS0082 A Computer Systems Technician 300
CTS0083 B Computer Network Technician 150
CTS0084 C Computer Networking Specialist 150
CTS0069 D Computer Security Technician 300

Basic Skills Exit Requirements
► TABE Assessment:
Math 10.0      Reading 9.0     Language 9.0
*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.
Program Offered

► Fall and Spring Schedule
► Full-time: Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

► Summer Schedule
► Full-time: Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

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Program Experiences

CompTIA A+

First year students train and prepare to be able to take the industry standard Comptia A+ exam.

CompTIA Network+

The CompTIA Network+ is the sign of a qualified networking proffesional.

Microsoft

During a student’s time in the program they will acquire skills with Microsoft systems which will aid in the student acquiring certifications.

Career Fields

Train for jobs in the fields of Desktop Support, Help Desk, Network Administration, Field Service Tech, and Systems Administration.

FAQ'S - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long is the CSIT program?
Computer Systems Information Technology is a 900 hour program. Typically takes 1 year to complete.

Q. What do I achieve after one year in the CSIT program?
The first year covers topics and information that will assist the student in passing the industry certification Comptia A+. The A+ certification will help qualify a student for jobs such as Desktop Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, and PC Bench Tech.

Q. What career(s) am I eligible for after I complete this program?
This knowledge will provide skills necessary for performing jobs such as System and Network Administration. Utilize image

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