IT Flexible Apprenticeship (ITFA)
Now recruiting for the 2021 cohort of the ITFA Program! Interested students should
complete the Request for Information Form.
Current student participants of the ITFA Program needing assistance of any kind should email Program Coordinator of Advising, Rob Rennich, at email@example.com or schedule time with him at calendly.com/rrennich.
To view date and time options, simply click the event you are interested in below:
Attending a Pre-Orientation Workshop is mandatory for new ITFA program participants and is where they will schedule their Autumn 2021 semester courses in preparation for the July 20 Orientation. Additionally, this session will provide attendees with a strong knowledge base for starting in the program, one-on-one advising time with your program advisor, and an opportunity to meet the small group of your peers that are also in the ITFA program.
Please don't delay registering as attending a Pre-Orientation Workshop is mandatory for continuation in the ITFA program and each session is limited to only 10 students.
|Every Wednesday | 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Select the date of your choice
|Every Thursday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Select the date of your choice
|April 21, 2021 (FULL)||Thursday, May 6, 2021 (FULL)|
|Wednesday, May 12, 2021||Thursday, May 20, 2021|
|Wednesday, May 26, 2021||Thursday, June 3, 2021|
|Wednesday, June 9, 2021||Thursday, June 17, 2021|
|Wednesday, June 23, 2021||Thursday, July 1, 2021|
|Wednesday, July 7, 2021||Thursday, July 15, 2021|
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Technology careers are in higher demand in Central Ohio than ever before. Ranked the #1 City to Work in Tech by SmartAsset, Columbus is home to 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters as well as many other major operations in the healthcare, defense, finance, and retail industries - creating a strong ecosystem for IT talent.
- An industry-recognized Associate of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity or Software Development
- Approximately 1,800 hours of on-the-job training and work experience
- Potential to graduate debt-free with zero student loan debt
- Opportunity for full-time employment with a sponsoring employer, or as a Data Center Technician
- Software Development
- Data Center Tech
- * Additional Computer Science majors coming soon
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
- Must show "College Readiness" through ACT/SAT Scores, HS Transcript, Placement Testing, or prior college transcripts.
- Must be legally able to work in the United States
To be eligible for apprenticeship positions, students must complete a brief series of eligibility requirements that include technical courses related to their chosen career pathway. Full-time students can complete these requirements in two semesters or less. Once eligibility requirements have been met, students are able to apply for acceptance into the IT Flexible Apprenticeship where they will be eligible to participate in interviews facilitated by Columbus State for positions with industry employers.
Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship
Incoming Cybersecurity, Software Developer, Web Developer, and Network Administrator students could be eligible for the Choose Ohio First Information Systems Technology scholarship. This is a competitive scholarship opportunity. This program provides full-tuition funding to a small cohort of students who will start their Columbus State career during the 2020 autumn semester. Please visit cscc.edu/COFIST for more information.
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