Computer Information Technology

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For 12-month period ending August 31, 2015, Program Completion Rate of 100 percent and Job Placement Rate of 83 percent.

Computer Information Technology is a 12- to 20-month program that will enable students to become familiar with computer equipment and peripherals and the proper handling and care of the equipment. Students will also learn how the computer works and how it can benefit employees in the modern workplace. Students will gain knowledge in terminology, installation of software and become proficient in the use of software programs.

Upon completion of the fundamentals of computer operations, students will advance to the technical aspects of computers. This will include troubleshooting computer problems. Students will learn computer networking setup, multimedia, how to access the Internet, and the latest in technological advancements in the world of computers.

When students complete all levels of this program, they should be able to pass the Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification, the A+ Certification Exam, and several different certifications for networking.

Length of Program
The average length of this competency-based program is 2160 hours (20 months) for full-time students choosing the computer technology field. Actual time is dependent upon the length of time it takes to achieve each competency. This program contains several completion points designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs within the Computer Technology field.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year, subject to space availability. Students must be at least 18 years old and not attending public school. However, high school students may attend through dual enrollment provided it is approved by their school counselor, the local school administrator and the technology center director.

Units of Study

Orientation and Safety
Technology Foundations  
Introduction to Electricity   
Computer Fundamentals
A+ Certification Preparation
Networking+ Certification Preparation
Security+ Certification Preparation
Linux+ Certification Preparation
C-Tech Cabling (Fiber optic and Copper Construction)
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
       Word
       Excel
       Powerpoint
       Outlook
       Access

Certificate Awards
Computer Operator ................................................……..4 months
Application Specialist......................................................8 months
Hardware Technician .....................................................12 months
Network Analyst.............................................................16 months
Network Security Specialist…………….....………………….20 months

Diploma awards
Microcomputer Specialist…………………………………..12 Months
Networking Specialist………………………………...……..20 Months
 

Class Hours

Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Diploma
2160 clock hours - 72 weeks
$5,295.00 (as of 1-1-13)
$1,099.00 (as of 1-1-13)
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Effective Fall Trimester, 2012, maximum financial assistance to qualifying students enrolled in the Computer Information Tehnology Training Program for 2160 clock hours is as follows: Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant, $3,333; Federal Pell Grant, $9,200

The Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton does not offer a student loan program. 

100% of graduates from this program, who began their studies in 2012, completed it within 2160 clock hours - 20 months.

83%
2012 COE CPL Form (year ending 8-31-12)
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