Cybersecurity & Information Technology

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*
Word Processor $11.37
Computer Repair $18.76
Graphic Designer $20.78
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Network & Computer Systems Administrator $21.96
Computer Systems Analyst $28.19
Computer Programmer $34.82
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Computer Network Architect $33.57
Computer Hardware Engineer $41.05
Computer Information Systems Manager $51.13

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs

 

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Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution/School
A.A. Computer Information SystemsPensacola State College
A.S. Computer Programming and AnalysisPensacola State College
Applied Cyber SecurityEmerald Coast Technical College
Applied Cyber SecurityFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Applied Cyber SecurityNorthwest Florida State College
Applied Cyber SecurityOkaloosa Technical College
Applied CybersecurityFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Applied CybersecurityLocklin Technical College
Applied Information TechnologyFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Computer Aided Technical DesignNorthwest Florida State College
Computer Information Systems Advising TrackPensacola State College
Computer Information TechnologyChipola College
Computer Information TechnologyPensacola State College
Computer Programmer & AnalysisNorthwest Florida State College
Computer Programmer and AnalysisNorthwest Florida State College
Computer Sciences/Information TechnologyGulf Coast State College
Computer Systems & Information TechnologyLocklin Technical College
Computer Systems and ITGeorge Stone Technical College
Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT)Emerald Coast Technical College
Computer Systems and TechnologyTom P. Haney Technical College
Cyber ForensicsPensacola State College
Cyber SecurityNorthwest Florida State College
CybersecurityGeorge Stone Technical College
Digital DesignTom P. Haney Technical College
Digital ForensicsChipola College
Help Desk Support TechnicianChipola College
IT Support SpecialistChipola College
Network SecurityChipola College
Network Server AdministrationChipola College
Network Support ServicesEmerald Coast Technical College
Network Support ServicesFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Network Support ServicesGeorge Stone Technical College
Network Support TechnicianChipola College
Network Systems AdministrationFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Network Systems AdministrationGeorge Stone Technical College
Network Systems TechnicianNorthwest Florida State College
Network Systems TechnologyChipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Digital Forensics SpecialtyChipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Network Security SpecialtyChipola College
Networking Systems Technology - Server Administration SpecialtyChipola College
Technology Support ServicesNorthwest Florida State College
Technology SupportOkaloosa Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
AdministrationUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Computer EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Computer Information SystemsUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Computer Science (Specialization in - Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering or Cybersecurity)University of West Florida
B.S. Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
B.S. Interdisciplinary Information Technology (Specializations in - Digital Enterprise, Information Technology or Networking & Telecommunication Technologies)University of West Florida
Business Administration/Information ServicesChipola College
Computer EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Computer Information SystemsUniversity of West Florida
Computer ScienceFlorida State University
Computer ScienceUniversity of West Florida
Computer ScienceFlorida State University (Bay County)
Cybersecurity – Cyber Forensics ConcentrationPensacola State College
Cybersecurity – Information Security ConcentrationPensacola State College
CybersecurityUniversity of West Florida
Digital Media Gulf Coast State College
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West Florida
Information TechnologyUniversity of West Florida
Interdisciplinary Information TechnologyUniversity of West Florida
M.S. Administration (Specializations in - Cybersecurity, Database Administration, Software Engineering Administration)University of West Florida
M.S. Computer Science (Specializations in Computer Science, Database Systems, Software Engineering)University of West Florida
Software Design and DevelopmentUniversity of West Florida
Technical Management Information SecurityEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Technical ManagementEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
Technical ManagmentEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University

Northwest Florida Career Pathways provides a broad snapshot of the job titles and average hourly rate for the noted eight participating Counties. Please select a county for the applicable county specific job title/average hourly rate and training programs in each geographic area.


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.

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