At twenty-six weeks, IT "A" School is one of the longest in the Coast Guard. The Training Center in Petaluma, CA, is the only location that provides training on the Coast Guard's information systems.
The goal for IT School is to graduate competent Third Class Petty Officers and confident Information Systems Technicians. During their course of study, students are transformed into sharp, conscientious, responsive members of the Coast Guard team, who understand the importance of attention to details, hard work, teamwork and a positive attitude.
With ever-changing technology, it is critical to provide supplemental instruction to ITs already in the Fleet. Coast Guard IT "C" Schools are available to mid-career ITs that have the need for advance training on information systems management and two types of phone systems. The implementation of the Deepwater Program brings a much needed modernization of critical telecommunications systems known as C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.)