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The Santa Fe College Information Technology Education (ITE) program has industry-recognized certifications that can qualify you for a good job in a short period of time. Our two-year associate degrees prepare you for computer programming, network administration, computer support, and other technical jobs. Our college credit certificate programs allow you to add new skills to retool or expand your career choices. After earning your A.S. degree from Santa Fe College, you may transfer to a four-year college or university to work toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science.


Certificates and Degrees Defined Vocational Certificate (VC) The Vocational Certificate (VC) is a program of instruction consisting of postsecondary adult vocational courses to prepare students for entry into employment. The VC does not require 60 credit hours of college course work. However, students must meet specific basic skills requirements in English, mathematics, and writing. The VC certificate typically takes 6 months to 2 years to complete.

Associate of Science (A.S.) The A.S. degree program is designed to get you ready for a career, but in some cases such as nursing, may transfer to a bachelor’s program. A.S. programs are a good balance of general education coursework and hands-on training with the end goal of preparing you to enter the workforce with a competitive skill set.


PROGRAMS OFFERED • Programming & Analysis • Network Systems Technology

Network Systems Technology Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) Santa Fe College’s Network Systems Technology (NST) program is designed to prepare you for a career in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, or Database and E-commerce Security. As a network administrator, you will design, install and support an organization’s computer systems. Network infrastructure technicians configure, operate and troubleshoot computer networks. If you choose to specialize in cybersecurity, you may find yourself planning, maintaining and coordinating an organization’s information security. Or, you might gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cybercrime, working in digital forensics. In the NST program, you will work with other students in a collaborative environment using a combination of advanced virtual training and hands-on lab-based training. Virtual training allows you to gain skills through repetition in a safe and secure sandbox environment. (No need to worry about making mistakes because it is easy to reset and try again!) Handson labs allow you to use skills gained in the virtual environment to implement and develop real-world solutions. You can also obtain a Vocational Certificate while completing your A.S. Degree.

Time to completion: Two years | Average salary: $78,860


Programming & Analysis Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) Programmers develop efficient solutions to software challenges using a balanced application of art, craft and engineering. Programmers make things happen in the modern world. When you earn your A.S. in Programming & Analysis, you will join the ranks of forward-thinking visionaries, creating the future one line of code at a time. This program prepares you for a variety of programming careers such as database architect, computer programmer, web developer, user support specialist, and data management specialist. In the Programming & Analysis program, small classes encourage one-on-one contact with your instructors and qualified professionals who have real-world work experience. You will train in both Mac and PC platforms and learn the industry standard applications used by the nation’s leading programmers and developers. The program emphasizes creative thinking and problem solving in combination with hands-on instruction on industry standard computer hardware and software. You can also obtain a Vocational Certificate while completing your A.S. Degree.

Time to completion: Two years | Average salary: $75,570


Vocational CERTIFICATES OFFERED Vocational Certificate (VC) Information Technology Education credit certificate programs allow you to add new skills or expand your career choices if you are already working in the IT industry. Or you may choose to earn a certificate concurrently with your A.S. degree from the ITE program. Vocational Certificates are offered in the following areas:

Network Systems Technology • Network Administration • Network Infrastructure • Cybersecurity • Digital Forensics • Database and e-Commerce Security

ProgramMING & Analysis • Computer Programmer • Computer Programming Specialist

Time to completion: One year



graduate spotlight blake mCLEOD Blake McLeod is a 2012 graduate of Santa Fe College’s Internet Services Technology (IST) program. With his A.S. degree in IST, McLeod was able to find a job immediately after graduation without leaving the area, while continuing his education online at the University of South Florida where he will graduate in December with his B.A.S. in Web Design and Development. Getting to work quickly is one of the primary benefits of the CTE education students receive at Santa Fe College. McLeod is currently employed as a frontend developer at 352 in Gainesville. 352 is a Santa Fe College community partner.


phone directory 352-395-5839 LOCATION: Building N, Room 214 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606

OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BUILDING HOURS: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m


EA/EO & Accreditation Notice of Equal Access/Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, and veteran status in all its programs, activities and employment. EA/EO notice Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Lela Frye, Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Coordinator 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 105, Gainesville, Florida 32606, (352) 395-5420,

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