Information Technology and Cybersecurity

If you have coder’s brain and are always two steps ahead of technology, we have your career. The information technology industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial field that continues to have a revolutionary impact on the economy and the world around us. Consider a rewarding career in the field of information technology & cybersecurity!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repair $ 20.01
Graphic Designer $ 20.96
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Web Developer $ 21.28
Computer User Support Specialist $ 25.77
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Network & Computer Systems Administrator $ 33.25
Computer Systems Analyst $ 36.85
Computer Hardware Engineer $ 47.04
Computer Network Architect $ 47.18
Computer and Information Systems Manager $ 54.66

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Applied Cybersecurity A. Crawford Mosley High School
Game/Simulation/Animation Programming A. Crawford Mosley High School
Applied Cybersecurity North Bay Haven
Computer Science Principles J.R. Arnold High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Applied Cyber Security Florida Panhandle Technical College
Applied Information Technology Florida Panhandle Technical College
Applied IT Florida Panhandle Technical College
Computer Information Technology Chipola College
Computer Sciences/Information Technology Gulf Coast State College
Computer Systems and Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Cybersecurity Gulf Coast State CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Digital Forensics Chipola College
Help Desk Support Technician Chipola College
IT Support Specialist Chipola College
Network Infrastructure Gulf Coast State College
Network Security Gulf Coast State College
Network Security Chipola College
Network Server Administration Gulf Coast State College
Network Server Administration Chipola College
Network Support Services Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Support Technician Gulf Coast State College
Network Support Technician Chipola College
Network Systems Administration Florida Panhandle Technical College
Network Systems Technology Chipola CollegeGulf Coast State College
Networking Systems Technology - Digital Forensics Specialty Chipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Network Security Specialty Chipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Server Administration Specialty Chipola College
Software and Database Developer Gulf Coast State College
Technology Management Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Computer Science Florida State University (Bay County)
Computer Science University of West Florida
Cybersecurity University of West Florida
Digital Media Gulf Coast State College
Information Technology University of West Florida
Technical Management Information Security Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Technology Management Gulf Coast State College

See a complete list of Bay County Career Academies.


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IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.