Tampa Bay Hi-Tech Training Program

The HITT application process is open!

Thank you for your interest in the Tampa Bay Hi-Tech Training Program (HITT)! The US Department of Labor (USDOL) has awarded Tampa Bay a 3.8 million dollar grant for training from April 2, 2012 to April 1, 2016. Below please find detailed information on the HITT program. HITT offers paid tuition, books and fees for industry certification exams in the Information Technology (IT) fields for individuals who meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

Click here to view the HITT Online Overview:

General Eligibility

  1. You are currently Long Term Unemployed - you must fall under one of the below categories:
    • You have been without a job for 27 weeks or more and want and are available to work and is able to provide documentation for Unemployment Insurance eligibility
    • You have lost your job during the recent recession (commencing January 1, 2008 forward), and have exhausted unemployment benefits
    • You have not yet reconnected with a job that provides comparable responsibility and pay (Underemployment)
    • You are working a part-time job(s) when you want a full-time job, or you have become discouraged and have stopped looking for a job.
  2. You are a Hillsborough or Pinellas County resident.
  3. You are 18 years or older.
  4. You meet U.S. Citizen requirements or hold current Authorization to Work in the U.S.
  5. You have a high school diploma or a GED.
  6. Current Resume (IT experience highly recommended)
  7. You must pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score at a 9.0 overall (9th grade level). To prepare for the TABE, click here to review the “Preparing for TABE"
  8. You must pass a PC and Suitability Assessment for your selected program.

To begin filling out HITT online application please click continue below:

 

The HITT program offers the following training with the two training providers listed below:
St. Petersburg College
Academic Program  (Credit)
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Recommended Experience Prior to Starting Class
CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Includes 4 Courses)
08/18/14
12/12/14
06/30/14
Intended for Entry Level Network Engineers
 
 
Corporate Training  (Non-Credit)
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Recommended Experience Prior to Starting Class
CompTIA A+ Helpdesk Program
06/11/14
09/03/14
05/01/14
Entry level
Java Web Programming Program SCJA- Sun Certified Java Associate/OCAJP – Oracle Java Associate Certification)
06/11/14
09/24/14
05/01/14
Intended for Entry level Java programmers
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Program
06/11/14
08/08/14
05/01/14
CompTIA A+ or 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the healthcare IT field
SQL Server Program
06/11/14
10/14/14
05/01/14
Intended for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience.
Wireless Networking Program – CWNA certification
TBD
TBD
TBD
Foundation level certification that measures the ability to administer any wireless LAN
Mobile Programming Program
TBD
TBD
TBD
Developer experience/web development experience
Java Web Programming Program (SCJA- Sun Certified Java Associate/OCAJP – Oracle Java Associate Certification)
TBD
TBD
TBD
Intended for Entry level Java programmers
CompTIA Network+ Helpdesk Program
TBD
TBD
TBD
CompTIA A+ Certification
CompTIA Security+ Helpdesk Program
TBD
TBD
TBD
CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
SharePoint Administrator Program
TBD
TBD
TBD
More than one year of experience configuring SharePoint and related technologies, including Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Server 2008, and Active Directory, and networking infrastructure services. And have a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing SharePoint solutions.
CompTIA A+ Helpdesk Program
TBD
TBD
TBD
Entry level

Spring Enrollment for all of SPC’s courses is currently open.

Please note the following requirements for SPC’s programs:
  • All prospective students begin with: TABE and Suitability Assessments.
  • Credit program will require students to meet all SPC admission requirements.
  • All non-credit programs will begin with a class in Agile Development to fulfill the IT Gap concern for a better understanding of this technique.
 
Hillsborough Community College
Academic Program (Credit)
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Recommended Experience Prior to Starting Class
CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
05/19/14
Varies
04/09/14
Intended for Entry Level Network Engineers
Wireless and IP Communications Technician
05/19/14
Varies
04/09/14
Intended for Entry students
 
Corporate Training (Non-Credit)
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline
Recommended Experience Prior to Starting Class
CompTIA Security+
Certification Training
03/17/14
04/29/14
02/24/14
No experience required. This is an entry level programming course.
CompTIA A+ Certification Training
03/29/14
05/03/14
03/15/14
Some IT experience recommended.
OCAJ - Oracle Certified
Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6
04/01/14
05/22/14
03/17/14
2 years networking /IT support or equivalent certification required.
CompTIA Security+
Certification Training
05/27/14
07/01/14
05/09/14
2 years networking /IT support or equivalent certification required.
CompTIA Network+
Certification Training
06/02/14
08/01/14
05/09/14
Intended for entry level Java programmers.
SQL Server Program
07/14/14
08/20/14
06/27/14
Intended for those with minimum 2 years IT experience.
 
For all inquiries see below contact details:
  • HCC Corporate Training certification programs listed above, please contact Rhonda Hunter at (813) 259-6509 or rhunter10@hccfl.edu
  • HCC Academic Certification Programs listed above, please contact Dr. Barry Hubbard at (813) 253-7481 or bhubbard@hccfl.edu
  • SPC Academic Program & Corporate Training certification programs listed above, please contact Mary Schock at (727) 341-4440 or schock.mary@spcollege.edu
  • HITT Program in general, including questions related to eligibility, please contact Yvette Weiss at tbhitech@careersourcepinellas.com

 

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