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Information Technology Degree and Certificate Programs in Florida

Are you ready for a rewarding career in IT? Gain marketable skills and unlock future career paths with our world-class Information Technology Programs.
At ICOHS College, we understand the dynamic nature of the rapidly evolving IT sector and the need to upgrade yourself with hands-on experience constantly. And whether you choose to study online, we strive to provide you with the best learning experience to succeed and thrive in today’s digital landscape. Explore our range of Information Technology degree and certificate programs to kickstart your career in the dynamic world of IT.

As the digital economy evolves, there has never been a better time to explore career opportunities in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The IT sector offers you diverse career opportunities, from software development and data science to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

And as the world continues to go digital, the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that the demand for IT and computer professionals will grow 15% between 2021-2023, which accounts for approximately 418,500 job opportunities each year.

At ICOHS College, we are dedicated to giving you the skills and certifications needed to explore the ever-evolving career opportunities in IT with a diverse range of IT degree and certificate programs in Florida.

We strive to foster a dynamic learning environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and hands-on experience to prepare you for the real world. Additionally, our flexible programs allow you to finish your IT degree or certification on your terms and online.

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Benefits of Pursuing an IT Degree or Certificate Program in Florida

Earning an IT degree or certificate in Florida presents many advantages and avenues for advancement to students and early-career individuals aspiring to enter the IT field. According to the State of the Tech Workforce report by CompTIA and CyberStates in 2022, Florida has emerged as a prominent technology hub in the United States, boasting infrastructure comparable to states such as California and Texas. The report ranks Florida 4th in terms of net technology-based employment and 2nd in net new tech job creation, further solidifying its status in the tech industry.

Florida’s dynamic and technology-oriented economy presents several employment prospects and avenues for expansion to IT experts. With an impressive median wage of $79,397 (which surpasses the state median by 113%), coupled with a relatively affordable cost of living, and the continuous development of cutting-edge technological infrastructure, the state creates an atmosphere that nurtures both personal and professional advancement.

A few of the job opportunities for IT degree and certificate programs in Florida are:

  • IT Associate
  • Helpdesk Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst

Your interests will influence your suitable role, the educational path you decide to pursue through a degree or certification program, and the industry-specific qualifications you acquire.

Explore Our Extensive Range of IT Degrees and Certificates Available in Florida

ICOHS College offers you a range of IT degree and certificate programs tailored to make you industry-ready with hands-on experience of the skills necessary to build a thriving IT career.

Let’s take a closer look at the programs we offer:

Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology

This 18-month bachelor’s degree course allows you to build specialized skills for installing and managing network operating systems, installing and troubleshooting client and server hardware and software, managing directory services, and monitoring network event logs for troubleshooting.

The Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology comprises a set of five general education courses – covering areas like skill, business, and career development – across 94 credits of coursework. This degree can also prepare you for four industry certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, and Cisco CCNA.

You have online-only enrollment for this degree program. The online program can be attended from anywhere.

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Cyber Security Specialist

This 12-month IT certificate program equips students with advanced skills and training in cyber threats, digital crime investigation, and information assurance. This in-depth understanding of network and cyber security can be a great asset to build a career in any technological field.

The Cyber Security Specialist certificate program covers the basics of hardware, software, computer infrastructure, and networking. This certificate also prepares students to attain various industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA CySA+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA PenTest+.

You have online-only enrollment for this certificate program.

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IT Network Specialist

This 12-month IT certificate program equips students with fundamental to advanced skills in troubleshooting, configuring, and repairing different network devices like laptops, PCs, printers, cellphones, and tablets.

The IT Network Specialist certificate program is available only online and covers the four most popular IT certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA.

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IT Systems Administrator

This 12-month IT certificate program equips students with technical and professional skills to install, manage, and troubleshoot software systems in modern organizations. Completing this course qualifies students as system administrators – without prior experience or network technology certification – and opens up the opportunity to grow as computer network architects.

The IT System Administrator certificate program is available only online. It covers four of the most popular IT certifications – CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, and CompTIA Security+.

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IT Bootcamp Programs

ICOHS College also offers students various IT Bootcamps to get certified quickly and kickstart their IT careers in a matter of weeks. The IT Bootcamp Programs options include CompTIA A+ Bootcamp, CompTIA Net+ Bootcamp, CompTIA Sec+ Bootcamp, CompTIA Server+ Bootcamp, and Cisco CCNA Certification.

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Why People Choose ICOHS Continuing Education for IT Programs and Certifications

At ICOHS College, we are committed to offering you a holistic learning experience and helping you grow in an IT career of your choosing. Our programs are designed with the latest industry trends and best practices to help you build marketable in-demand skills and secure industry certifications with specialized knowledge and hands-on experience.

We collaborate with industry professionals and experienced academic educators, providing you with opportunities to utilize technical labs, engage in projects, and experience simulations. This combination is designed to create an immersive journey that not only facilitates academic excellence and personal development but also fosters enduring connections capable of contributing to your ongoing success.

Some more reasons to choose ICOHS College for an IT degree and certificate program are:

  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Hands-on learning
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Lifelong job placement assistance – including resume building, placement resources, and interview preparation
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Financial Aid Options

Searching and applying for the right financial aid can be a daunting task. At ICOHS College, we have a dedicated team to help you secure the necessary funding to complete one of our information technology programs. We offer assistance to qualified candidates in building an affordable education plan and applying for scholarships, federal financial aid, military benefits, and monthly payment plans.

IT Bootcamp Programs do not qualify for financial aid as they are short-term certification programs.

Application Process for IT Degree and Certificate Programs

Starting your journey with ICOHS College in IT degree or certification program is a simple 5-step process.

  1. You will need to fill out our “Program Interest Form,” providing a few key details so our team can get in touch with you.
  2. Once you have expressed interest in a program, our admissions team will contact you for a quick phone interview. During this, you can get more details about the program from the academic advisor,. They will answer any questions you may have and discuss the goals you want to pursue.
  3. You will then need to fill out a short application form telling us more about you, your academic journey so far, and why you want to enroll in this program.
  4. The next step is a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. Here, you can demonstrate your analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills. If you pass this assessment, you will be officially accepted into the program of your choice and can move forward with the enrollment process.
  5. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be contacted by the admissions team to discuss financing options and apply for financial aid if necessary. Once you have chosen and approved the desired payment plan, the final step is to pay the deposit and review and sign the enrollment agreement to finalize your admission to the program.

IT Degree and Certificate Programs FAQs

Pursuing an IT degree can offer you a host of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the latest technologies and industry best practices will equip you with a foundation for various IT careers.
  • Opportunity to pursue various job opportunities and advance your career in the dynamic, rapidly evolving, and in-demand IT sector.
  • Opportunity to pursue specialized certifications – like data analytics, cyber security, or software development – to explore specialized career paths.
  • Industry recognition – for a competitive edge in today’s job market – with a degree from reputed institutions.
  • Networking opportunities for students to connect with peers and industry professionals, which can help them land internship, employment, or professional collaboration opportunities.

Some popular IT degree and certificate programs available in Florida include:

  • Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology
  • Associate in Science Degree in Computer Programming and Analysis
  • Associate in Science Degree in Networks Systems Technology
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • IT Network Specialist
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Computer Programming Certificate
  • Network Security Certificate

Depending on your chosen program, IT degree programs can take two to four years to complete. With ICOHS College, you can complete the IT degree program in 18 months.

Completing an IT degree can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including:

  • Helpdesk Analyst
  • IT Associate
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Data Analyst / Data Scientist
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