Which Florida Schools Offer Computer Technology Classes?

Find out which schools in Florida offer computer technology classes. See program requirements, prerequisites, course details, and school information to help you decide the next steps in your education. Schools offering Computer Support Technician degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are you looking to gain an education in computer technology in Florida? The following article pertains to certificate, associate's degree, and bachelor's degree programs in the state.

What You Need to Know

In Florida, there is 4-year, public colleges offering computer technology classes that may lead to certificates or associate's and bachelor's degrees related to information technology. The majority of the available school options are at the associate's level. You are likely to spend at least 2 years earning an associate's degree, and the bachelor's degree may require about 4 years of full-time study to graduate. It is possible that you could complete the certificate in less than a year.

Certificate Program in Florida

Northwest Florida State College

Core courses in this certificate program cover topics like network security and technology, networking fundamentals and the Windows Vista or Windows 7 Client operating systems. You also can choose from a variety of technical electives, such as Oracle, advanced database concepts, routing protocols and desktop support procedures. You may also complete an internship.

Credits earned in this program may transfer to the school's Associate of Science in Networking Services Technology degree program. The school also offers a certificate program in information technology management.

  • Program Name: Information Technology Technician Certificate
  • Program Length: 12 credits
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $3,123 per year for in-state students; $11,940 per year for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; almost 6,300 students (all undergraduate)

Associate's Degree Programs in Florida

Daytona State College

This 63-credit program teaches you about computer programming languages, such as C and Java, software design and development, web design, computer spreadsheets and graphics presentations. During your studies, you may also complete an internship consisting of a minimum of 80 contact hours. The college also offers an associate's degree in Cisco Certified Network Associate Security.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $3,282 per year for in-state students; $12,352 per year for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; about 13,250 students (all undergraduate)

Miami Dade College

This program teaches you the skills needed for employment in occupations like a computer help desk technician, computer support specialist and computer application trainer. The 63 credits required for this degree include 36 credits in the major. Courses in the major teach you about operating systems, Microsoft, advanced desktop applications, how to develop web pages, and how to provide help desk support.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Length: 5 terms
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $2,834 per year for in-state students; $9,661 per year for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; about 66,000 students (all undergraduate)

Northwest Florida State College

This program requires you to complete 18 credits of general education courses, 24 credits in core coursework and 21 credits in technical electives. Core courses teach you about network technology, Visual Basic, business computer applications, network security and the Internet. This school also offers an Associate of Science in Computer Engineering Technology.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Length: 63 credits
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $3,123 per year for in-state students; $11,940 per year for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; about 6,300 students (all undergraduate)

St. Petersburg College

Courses in the major in this program include network defense and countermeasures, operating system security, ethical hacking and database security. You must also complete an information technology security internship. Support courses cover topics like routing protocols and concepts, database techniques and programming, the Linux/Unix operating environment and networks. Earned credits transfer to the college's Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management program.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Information Technology Security
  • Program Length: 63 credits
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $3,352 per year for in-state students; $11,607 per year for out-of-state students
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; about 32,700 students (all undergraduate)

Bachelor's Degree Program in Florida

St. Petersburg College

Required courses in this program include financial management, applied systems analysis, security essentials and information systems. Each specialization requires nine credits of coursework.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management
  • Specialization Areas: Information technology process management, information security assurance and project management
  • Program Length: 120 credits
  • Tuition and Fees (2015-2016): $3,352 per year for in-state students; $11,607 per year for out-of-state students
  • Prerequisites: Associate's degree with at least 60 credits and completion of at least 15 credits in general education courses that can be transferred
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's; about 32,700 students (all undergraduate)

In summary, Northwest Florida State College offers certificate and associate's degree programs in computer technology, while St. Petersburg College provides associate's and bachelor's degree programs; Daytona State College and Miami Dade College also have associate's degree programs.

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