Program Content: This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four occupational completion points. When the recommended sequence is followed, the structure is intended to prepare students to complete the CompTIA A+ industry certification. Sufficient coverage of advanced concepts and competencies will provide a summary of other industry certifications including but not limited to the CompTIA Network+ certification. Students learn through hands-on labs, simulation software labs, instructor-led lesson plans, and other learning resources. They work individually and in groups to complete the labs, work on projects, and build computer information systems.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 900 hours – approximately 7 months to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certification.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Computer Systems & Information Technology
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Computer Systems & Information Technology 20-21
Program Information Sheet: Possible Careers and Outlook:
15-1152.00 Computer Network Support Specialists
15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists
15-1142.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Estimated Total: $3,700*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email