FSCJ: Information Technology Training Programs

Learn to design software programs, develop websites, and manage computer networking systems at FSCJ.

Do you want to develop the latest innovative application to improve our quality of life, plan and manage an organization’s IT infrastructure, provide hands-on computer and network support or even learn the techniques of computer hacking and investigate computer crimes?

Begin with an Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology, Network Services Technology or IT Security, or earn optional specialized technical certificates included within the program such as web development, computer programming, database development or computer forensics. After completion, you can pursue industry certification and employment or progress to a bachelor’s degree. Our Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication and Information Technology Management provide a combination of important management skills with higher-level technical abilities. You’ll receive hands-on learning in labs which mirror the technology found in today’s corporate environment and receive real-world experience through internship opportunities. Advance your technological education at FSCJ!

Source: http://www.fscj.edu/academics/areas-of-study/information-technology

 

 

 

New Horizons – CompTIA Certifications

New Horizons is an authorized CompTIA Platinum Partner provider of the most current CompTIA courses to help prepare you for CompTIA certifications or to advance your technology skills.

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of IT Certifications a little easier.

Click the image below to download the full roadmap PDF.

CompTIA Training & Certifications

CompTIA is the world’s leading technology association. CompTIA advances IT professionals with successful industry-leading certifications and business credentials in the areas such as PC maintenance, networking technologies, and security.

The New Horizons CompTIA Course Collection provides training and support for all of the current CompTIA certifications including A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Server+, and more.

The collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across these critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for the professional certifications. Our simulations offer task-based multipath scenarios to provide realistic practice of these critical technology subjects.

Top Five Reasons to get CompTIA Certified:

  1. Learn Skills to Get a New Job – CompTIA certifications assure employers of a candidate’s basic technology skills and prove you know how to get the job done.
  2. Preserve Your Job & Salary – As the economic landscape continues to evolve, certifications can lock you into tiered salary levels and prove expertise that stands above the rest.
  3. Ready to Change Jobs? CompTIA certifications help candidates qualify for new job opportunities, or advance your career in technology.
  4. Stand Out in the Resume Pile – Validated CompTIA certifications on your resume help you stand out among other applicants, giving you a greater opportunity for an interview.
  5. IT is Everywhere! IT skills are needed in most companies and there are simply not enough trained IT professionals to fill these jobs.

 

Source: http://www.newhorizons.com/courses-and-certifications/technical-courses/comptia#Continuing-Education-37449

Prove you’ve got the soft skills IT professionals need

Communication, teamwork, problem-solving, enthusiasm, organisation… All IT employers have a checklist of core competencies against which they assess candidates and it’s not just technical skills that must be up to the mark.

While some IT companies look for predictable skills such as knowledge of C++, JavaScript or .Net, many other have more surprising requirements. Technology recruits have been known to look for creativity, the ability to be self-critical and the ability to help colleagues get their jobs done and enjoy their day.

Developing soft skills for IT graduate jobs

Many IT graduate schemes call for soft skills and commercial awareness just as much – or more – than technical understanding, particularly for business-focused roles such as consulting. Technical graduates can find themselves up against arts or social science graduates for such roles and can sometimes miss out due to less well developed soft skills. If you need to build your confidence in giving presentations or teamwork, for example, consider taking an active role in a club or society where you can develop these.

Below is a round-up of key skills that are required for almost all IT graduate schemes.

Key skill 1: Communication

IT systems are only relevant in a business context so IT professionals need the ability to communicate well with people at all levels in an organisation, from help desk assistants and PC end users to company directors. It’s important to be able to listen and understand, as well as explain technology at an appropriate level for the audience. In client-focusing roles IT professionals must also communicate clearly with clients to understand and define system requirements.

Demonstrate your graduate communication skills by:

  • Keeping verbal and written communication clear, concise and confident.
  • Showing you understand your audience and can tailor your communication to them.
  • Showing you can listen to and consider the views of others.
  • Thinking before you speak.

Key skill 2: Planning and organisation

The IT sector is a project-focused industry. Good planning and organisation skills are essential for graduates entering the tech business, in order to manage tasks on different projects with different deadlines and competing priorities. Effective planning makes it possible to anticipate problems and challenges and transform them into positive opportunities.

Demonstrate your graduate planning and organisation skills by:

  • Showing that you can put structure to a task or project.
  • Highlighting how you scope out an activity and allocate time to individual tasks.
  • Showing how you anticipate challenges and issues that could arise and plan contingencies.

Key skill 3: Drive, motivation and enthusiasm

Drive and motivation are essential for working in this incredibly fast-paced industry. You need to enjoy taking on new challenges, pushing boundaries and looking towards the future. Graduate recruiters warm to enthusiastic candidates because they know that enthusiastic people are motivated people.

Demonstrate your drive, motivation and enthusiasm by:

  • Showing you have the determination to achieve an end result.
  • Demonstrating that you can keep your optimism and enthusiasm even when things get tough.
  • Showing that you can bounce back from set backs.
  • Knowing what makes yourself tick and what types of task and activity you most enjoy doing.

Key skill 4: Problem-solving

Working in IT you need to have the ability to define problems in a timely manner, identify the root causes, and then gather relevant information to find appropriate solutions. But problem-solving goes beyond resolving just technical issues. You may also need to suggest enhancements to existing procedures and processes to deliver improved service, a better product and most importantly, satisfied clients.

Demonstrate your graduate problem-solving skills by:

  • Displaying that you can take a logical and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Showing that you can view problems from a number of angles.
  • Demonstrating that you can anticipate potential pitfalls and act to prevent them happening.

Key skill 5: Teamwork

Teamwork is essential for sharing knowledge, establishing and building relationships and supporting all the people involved on a project. Teamwork requires interpersonal skills and at times, leadership qualities so that you can consider and respond appropriately to the behaviour and motives of others, adapt your personal style accordingly, or step out in front to bring others with you.

Demonstrate your graduate teamwork skills by:

  • Showing that you can build and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrating how you share information with others; support others and show respect for alternative views.
  • Showing how you have contributed to keeping projects on track and to achieving a final goal, working sensitively and co-operatively with others.
  • Showing how you have considered and identified what motivates others and how you have led by example.

Source: https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/it-and-technology/285645-prove-youve-got-the-soft-skills-it-professionals-need

St. Johns River Community College – Computer Science & Information Technology programs

Computer Science & Information Technology

CISCO logo XCEL-IT supports many of these IT-related programs at SJR State.
The XCEL-IT program helps connect students with the resources they need to get started or advance in the IT industry. Services include customized advising, job search assistance and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

SJR State offers a broad range of computer science programs and courses using industry standard software and equipment. You can be on your way to a great paying, high-demand career in two years or less! With our hands-on programs and projects, students gain the essential skills and knowledge needed for industry-recognized certifications.

SJR State is an authorized Cisco Networking Academy partner.

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (0114)

      A.S. Degree

 

      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Geographic Information Systems (4107) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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Help Desk Support Technician (4108) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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IT Support Specialist (4109) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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COMPUTER NETWORK ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (0194)

      A.S. Degree

 

      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Digital Forensics (4124) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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Network Enterprise Administration (4126) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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Network Infrastructure – CISCO (4123) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

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Network Security (4127) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & ANALYSIS (2011)

      A.S. Degree

 

      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Computer Programmer (0408) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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Computer Programming Specialist (4120) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

            Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)INTERNET SERVICES TECHNOLOGY (0135)

      A.S. Degree

 

      Program Plan-Course Rotation

(Excel) (PDF)Information Technology Administration (4115) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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Web Development Specialist (4112) C.C.C. Gainful Employment

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For more information, call (386) 312-4183 or visit the College Catalog