Available IT Occupations

Information Technology Specialist (Help Desk) Apprenticeship Program

is approximately one year and includes six (6) modules with opportunities to earn industry certifications in A+, Project+, Network+, Cloud, and Security+. Each module offers 80 hours of related technical instruction at Broward College and 320 hours of on‐the-job training with a participating employer.

IT Specialist Certifications earned

12 Month Breakdown by Weeks (40 hours per week) Type of Learning Method of Training
Week 1 – 2 (2wks 80hrs) A+ Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 3 – 10 (8wks 320hrs) A+ On the Job Training at Employer
Week 11 – 12 (2wks 80hrs) Network+ Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 13 – 20 (8wks 320hrs) Network+ On the Job Training at Employer
Week 21 – 22 (2wks 80hrs) Communications Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 23 – 30 (8wks 320hrs) Communications On the Job Training at Employer
Week 31 – 32 (2wks 80hrs) Security+ Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 33 – 40 (8wks 320hrs) Security+ On the Job Training at Employer
Week 41 – 42 (2wks 80hrs) Cloud+ Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 43 – 50 (8wks 320hrs) Cloud+ On the Job Training at Employer
Week 51 – 52 (2wks 80hrs) Project+ Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 53 – 60 (8wks 320hrs) Project+ On the Job Training at Employer

 Approximate Time 2400 hours: RTI-480 hours and OJT-1920 hours ​ 

Network Support Technician (Telecommunication Technician)

is approximately one year and includes three (3) modules with the opportunity to earn (2) industry certifications - Copper Installer certification and Fiber Optic Installer certification. Each module offers 80 hours of Related Technical Instruction at Broward College. Apprentices complete a total of 2160 hours of on-the-job training between the Copper Installer and Fiber Optic courses.

Network Technician Certifications earned

12 Month Breakdown by Weeks (40 hours per Week) Type of Learning Method of Training​
Week 1 – 10 80 hours Copper Installer Related Training & Instruction at BC
320 hours Copper Installer On the Job Training at Hotwire
Week 11 - 20 400 hours Copper Installer On the Job Training at Hotwire
Week 21 - 30 320 hours Copper Installer On the Job Training at Hotwire
80 hours Communication Related Training & Instruction at BC
Week 31 - 40 80 hours Fiber Optic Technician Related Training & Instruction at BC
320 hours Fiber Optic Technician On the Job Training at Hotwire
Week 41 - 60 800 hours Fiber Optic Technician On the Job Training at Hotwire

 Approximate Time 2400 combined hours - [240 (RTI) and 2160 (OJT)]