Computer Systems Tech Schools in Ohio

Schools for this programSchools for this program

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

SchoolCityRecent Annual Graduates
James A Rhodes State CollegeLima0
Lorain County Community CollegeElyria6
O C Collins Career CenterChesapeake0
Ohio Business College-HilliardColumbu1
Ohio Business College-SanduskySandusky2
Ohio Business College-SheffieldSheffield Village6
Portage Lakes Career CenterUniontown0
University of Cincinnati-Clermont CollegeBatavia1
Washington State Community CollegeMarietta0

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

SchoolAvg. Net PricePrice RangeDaycareWeekendsSome Online
James A Rhodes State College9,9949,434 - 13,763YesYesYes
Lorain County Community College3,1372,969 - 7,566Yes-Yes
O C Collins Career Center6,2265,529 - 8,798Yes--
Ohio Business College-Hilliard14,235 - 17,671-Yes-
Ohio Business College-Sandusky15,403 - 18,289---
Ohio Business College-Sheffield16,749 - 21,675-Yes-
Portage Lakes Career Center9,1798,767 - 12,942---
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College12,55810,840 - 16,242--Yes
Washington State Community College7,6176,480 - 11,040YesYesYes

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

"I picked it because it was closer than others, and I liked the campus and what they had to offer. I also picked it because it was the only technical college in the area and I did not want to go to the 4+ year college/universities. Did I make the right decision for a school? Yes. Did I make the right decision for a career? No."
"I picked this college because I was offered a scholarship for this college. In addition it offered the classes at a decent cost. It also allowed me to commute back and forth very easily."
"The Johnson County Community is one of the best community colleges that our city has to offer and it is only a 5 minute drive away from my home. I chose it not only because of its convenience but also because it has a wide variety of programs."
"It was the only school in the area that offered instructor led training in the classroom. It was the only school in the area that offered hands on training."
"This college had the most affordable Computer Systems Technology program near me. The college has a good reputation for technical education."

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

"Only thing I can think of was I was surprised at the time how much financial aid from the state helped. In Georgia back then, as I'm not sure it's the same now, a 2 year certificate/degree was almost entirely paid for for anyone qualified to go, save for some expenses like supplies and books. So that was nice at least. :-)"
"My college did many things right from cost, to opportunities to take a wide variety of classes. The most shocking things regarding my school were the small class sizes as well as the amount of teachers teaching the courses. Almost all of the computer classes are only taught by 2 teachers. So if you didn't like one teacher you were pretty much in trouble."
"I was surprised of the quality of the program, the teachers and the overall quality of the campus. It was pleasant and much better than I expected from a community college. But maybe it wasn't that surprising because it is a well known community college in the area and has always been praised."
"I was surprised that the school advertised hands-on lab work, of which I received almost none. I was surprised that the school advertised careers starting at $75k which is not true."
"I was surprised by how many students attended this college just for something to do - receiving government funds that paid them for attending college. Many of the students on campus were not interested in taking college seriously."

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

"I soon got whatever job I could find, but I selected over 4 years for 8a because I actually NEVER got a job in my field. The next time I seriously tried to get back into it just happened to be as the 'recession' in America began, so again, couldn't find anything, and my knowledge was now outdated anyway, and I had lost all motivation to update myself, so I gave up on that career path entirely. Now I work in retail and do quite well for myself despite that. I also now severely look down on all colleges/universities as utter malarchy, as everyone I know with a decent life didn't go to college of any kind at all, certificate/2-year or 4-year, and everyone I know who did does not particularly have it better, because all their extra money they make just goes to paying off debt. No regrets, glad I stuck to my 2-year even if it's useless, as more years would have been a waste of time. I have a pretty low 'salary', but I chose my area of living wisely, and it does very well for me. :-) Low COL is a wonderful thing."
"It took alittle over a year before I found anything. I applied to roughly 15 places before I found something. I ended up and am still working in a school district as the tech guy."
"My job hunting experience was unique because I wanted to find something I truly loved dong instead of just doing it for the money. My parents were still able to support my financially so I could take my time finding a job at a company that I truly enjoyed working for. There were a lot of jobs relevant to my studies but eventually I settled down and got to love my career."
"I was told during my enrollment process that I would have access to career placement assistance, but I did not receive any. So It was a very stressful time when initially looking for a job. I had to rely heavily on networking and word of mouth recommendations from peers."
"My job hunting experience included applying to some direct job openings at companies, and using employment agencies. I signed up with several agencies, and was eventually placed by one of them."