IT Flexible Apprenticeship (ITFA)
Now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort of the ITFA Program which will kick off in August 2023. Interested students should complete the short ITFA Program Application.
Attend a Short 30 Minute Info Session
Want to learn more about the ITFA Program? Attend one of the upcoming info sessions by selecting a date and time of your choosing below:
Technology careers are in higher demand in Central Ohio than ever before. The Columbus Region is a hub for IT professionals, with IT jobs projected to grow 13% by 2030. 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.
Hear from an ITFA Program Alum
After finishing his service in the armed forces, Garrett Braxton chose Columbus State for its career-focused classes. Through the ITFA program, Garrett applied what he was learning in real time, earned a competitive wage while still in college, and graduated with both an associate degree and a job as software engineer at State Auto.
Successful ITFA Program participants will:
- Earn an industry-recognized credential
- Earn approximately 1,800 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) and academic technical education
- Have potential to graduate debt-free with zero student loan debt
- Network with hiring central Ohio employers
- Have potential to earn a competitive wage while working as an apprentice
- Have potential to be offered full-time employment with a sponsoring employer after completion of an industry-recognized credential
Click any of the following majors to explore their aligned curriculum, transfer options, and career stats such as jobs types and pay rates.
If interested in the ITFA program and your major is not listed above, please contact ITFA Project Manager, Geoff Bauer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
- Must show "College Readiness" through ACT/SAT Scores, HS Transcript, Placement Testing, or prior college transcripts.
- Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
- Must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
- Must successfully complete all academic and Career READY requirements*
*Please click here to review all academic and Career READY requirements.
Not sure if this field is right for you? Students currently enrolled in high school can explore this career field for free at a hands-on, technical summer camp. Learn more at www.cscc.edu/summercamps.
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