What is this CTE I.T. Program worth to a high school student in dollars and cents? What are the savings to a parent and student for enrolling in the dual credit courses offered through the CTE I.T. Program? What would it cost to take comparable courses from a national training provider? How much would it cost a student to take the certification exams on their own? Who is paying for these credits and certifications? The answers to these questions are amazing!
What are the I.T. Program CERTIFICATIONS worth?
Let's focus on the three certifications that are integrated into the curriculum. If a student decided to take these exams on their own after high school, the cost would be:
CompTIA A+ Exam $388 CompTIA Network+ Exam $277 CompTIA Security+ Exam $302 Total SAVINGS to Student $967
Amazing! The student who enrolls in the I.T. Program can get access to these certification exams for the low, low price of FREE. These costs are graciously covered by the CTE Department.
What are the I.T. Program DUAL CREDITS worth?
The college dual credits are transcripted through Vincennes University. If a high school student was required to pay for only these credit hours, the cost would be:
CMET-140 Computer Maintenance I (3 hrs) $494.22 CMET-185 Computer Maintenance II (3 hrs) $494.22 CPNS-150 Computer Telecommunications (2 hrs) $329.48 Total SAVINGS to Student $1,317.92
How amazing is that? The student who enrolls in the I.T. Program can get access to these dual credits for FREE because these costs are also covered by the CTE Department.
For the student that shows up to class every day and does what it takes to make the most of this program will not only be way ahead of their peers who did not have this opportunity, but will save a total of $2,284.92.
How much would it cost to attend these classes at a training provider's location?
There are several national and local training providers who specialize in multi-day "boot camps" and "prep courses" primarily for adults. So let's suppose for a moment that a student decides to take these courses from one of these providers. What would the cost would be to the student?
A+ Prep Course (five days) $3,295 Overnight lodging (five nights) $750 Meals (five days) $300 CompTIA Exam Vouchers included Total A+ COST $4,345 Network+ Prep Course (five days) $3,295 Overnight lodging (five nights) $750 Meals (five days) $300 CompTIA Exam Voucher $277 Total Network+ COST $4,622 Security+ Prep Course (five days) $3,295 Overnight lodging (five nights) $750 Meals (five days) $300 CompTIA Exam Voucher $302 Total Security+ COST $4,647 Total COST for all three courses $13,614