Computer Systems Tech Schools in Arkansas

Schools for this programSchools for this program

Computer Systems Tech Schools in Arkansas offering certificate lengths of less than two years:

SchoolCityRecent Annual Graduates
Arkansas State University-NewportNewport0
University of Arkansas at MonticelloMonticello

Annual Prices (for the school, not necessarily this specific program of study; also, prices vary with student income level)

SchoolAvg. Net PricePrice RangeDaycareWeekendsSome Online
Arkansas State University-Newport5,2183,803 - 6,699--Yes
University of Arkansas at Monticello9,5778,327 - 11,951--Yes

Why did people choose their school for this program?Why did people choose their school for this program?

"It was the only IT specific program available in my area. The program offered was only six months and I was looking for something quick."
"The school was close to my home and offered online / night classes which allowed me to work full time while attending school. The field of study didn't involve any unnecessary classes or pre-requisites."
"I chose going to this community college because of the cost of their program. I could take 21 hours a semester and only pay for 12."
"I chose my college because I felt like the program was very strong, and catered to the students. Also because the tuition was extremely cheaper than similar programs."
"it was closer to home."

What surprised people about the school they chose?What surprised people about the school they chose?

"I was surprised at the lack of communication by the college. I had to initiate all communication during my time there."
"The cost was a big factor when deciding the path to renewal. I was astonished at how cheap the program was in comparison to other 3rd party services. It was cheaper to get full instruction than to buy training materials on my own. Everything being included (vouchers, instruction, course material, etc.) was a huge selling point and was something I thought was too good to be true."
"I was suprised at the lack of help the college gave after graduation. There was very little done to help graduating find employment."
"I was surprised that my college allowed many students who failed classes , and broke rules to still live on campus. I was also surprised at how little the staff cared about the well-being of the students. I was also taken back by how many people stayed at a community college for man than 2 years due to failing."

How do people describe their job hunt?How do people describe their job hunt?

"During the time I was taking courses, I was working part-time at a company doing non-IT work. About four months after I finished the program, an IT job opened up at my company. I was offered the job and accepted the offer."
"I already had a job lined up. They required certifications that I had lapse, so I attended the college while working under the condition I would renew any requisite certifications in under 12 months. Until I had renewed the certifications I was 1099 and considered a contractor. After the renewal I was hired on as a salaried employee with full benefits."
"It was difficult to find someone who would hire without practical on the job experience. I finally found a job that allowed me to work straight out of school and build upon the skills I learned there."
"My job hunting experience was very hard because I was fresh out of college, and most required years of actual working experience. I came across many unpaid internships however, I needed income"
"It was little difficult as i was looking only in my city. Also the entry level positions are not that many."