Information Technology Pathway

Computer Information Technology (IT) careers involve analyzing, troubleshooting, and evaluating computer network problems. They play an important role in the routine maintenance of their organization’s networks, such as performing file backups on the network. Maintenance can be performed daily, weekly, or monthly and is important to an organization’s disaster recovery efforts. Solving an information technology (IT) problem promptly is important because organizations depend so heavily on their network systems.

The Education Fund has partnered with Coastline College Extended Learning Division (ELD) to offer a Certificate of Accomplishment Computer Networking (CompTIA). This certificate can be completed in 15 units (5 classes) and will teach students the basic skills needed to provide entry level computer support. Topics provide skills necessary to prepare for CompTIA certifications including Network+, A+, Linux+ and Security+. Each course provides intensive hands-on training.

Considering a Career in Information Technology?

 

  • Information Technology jobs are projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029.*
  • The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $63,460 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $52,279.*
  • IT workers work in a variety of healthcare settings such support specialists, help-desk technicians, to telework, or work from their home.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Dates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the program is offered each semester. Upcoming sessions:

 

  • Spring B Session: April 5 — May 30, 2021
  • Summer Session: June 14 — August 8, 2021
  • Fall A Session: August 30 — October 24, 2021
  • Fall B Session: October 25 — December 19, 2021