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Computer Systems & Information Technology (CSIT)

This class is a prerequisite to Applied Cyber-Security!

This is an introductory level technical program intended to prepare students for a career as a technology professional in the computer and information technology (IT) support industry. The program is designed for students to gain technical knowledge and skills needed for gainful in-field employment opportunities with a focus on high-quality technical assistance, troubleshooting of computer hardware and software, and computerized device repair. The last 300 hours of this course will focus specifically on Networking.

Course material is delivered in the formats of both lecture and hands-on application-based lessons and presented from a vendor neutral perspective. A variety of topics are covered including hardware, software, telecommunications, security and advanced computer network fundamentals. Students learn about operating system software management, GUI (graphical user interface) and command line utilities, the use of productivity software applications, and about the management of network hardware and resources. The class is taught by IT educated and industry experienced instructors.

Industry Opportunities

  • Help Desk/Support/Services Management
  • IT Support Technician
  • PC Service Technician
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Industry Opportunities

Industry Certifications

Potential Earnings: $38K to $85K

Advisory Council Members Course Instructors Course Hours & Costs
Randall Brazelton Evolve – Tyonek Native Corporation
Aldo Andrei   Best Buy
Brian Schlechter Bit-Wizards
Louis Erickson Bit-Wizards
Sam Blowes Bit-Wizards
Gloria Wong Eglin/Hurlburt/Tyndall Exchange
Jeff Tolleson PeopleTec
Rudy Hill CPC Office Technologies
Thomas Cole Credence-Spectrum
Patrick Rooney CO:LAB
Randy Schumann City of Fort Walton Beach
Tarey Franxman City of Fort Walton Beach
Jakob Miracle Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA (CR)
Lamar Garner InDyne
Gia Yaffe InDyne
Chuck Mitchell CRC Data Technologies
Brett Bennett Cintel
Derrick Barton PSI (Planned Systems International)
Randall Ashley Omni Commander
Maynard Factor Micro Systems, Inc (KRATOS)
Jason Seifert ARMA Global (General Dynamics)
Cris Gonzalez ACS (Applied Cyber Solutions)
Shaun Benoit  
Richard Fendrick Titan Technologies
Scott Hyder Titan Technologies
Barry Boutwell Titan Technologies
Downey Greg Step One Automotive
Matthew Williams SAIC
Brianna Wigley One Digital
Heath Buck Okaloosa County Water & Sewer
Mark Wise Okaloosa County Water & Sewer
Dustin Keith OCSD Information Systems
Jessica Spies NWFSC
Mistele Rhys NWFL State College
Michael Emigh NWFL State College
Dan Smith  Northrop Grumman – Acropolis
Holly Karr MAG Aerospace
Kyler Stratton Leonardo DRS
Javan Alto Leonardo DRS
David Hardesty Jacobs Technology
John Vorreiter Sr.  Jacobs Technology
Amanda Negron  HSU Educational Foundation
Rich Pruitt Dynamic Software Solutions
Dustin Keith OCSD Information Systems
Barry Boutwell Telaforce
Bonnie Yu

Program Course Hours & Costs

Computer Systems & Information Technology (CSIT)
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A CTS0082 Computer Systems Technician 300 hours
B CTS0083 Computer Network Technician 150 hours
C CTS0084 Computer Networking Specialist 150 hours
D CTS0069 Computer Security Technician 300 hours
Estimate of Total Program Costs

Total Tuition and Fees

$2,655 Florida Resident Tuition (2.92 x 900 hours)
$1,700 Lab Fee (One-Time Fee which includes Cert Vouchers)
$50 Registration Fee
For estimation purposed only. Rates based on 2024-25 School year. Prices Subject to change
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