The Computer Information Systems – Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist.

Diploma Program
Program Length 55 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses

Computer Support Specialist Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
  Choose one (1) of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010

ENGL 1101
Fundamentals of English I
Composition and Rhetoric

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012

MATH 1100

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Foundations of Mathematics
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Mathematical Modeling
College Algebra



EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
CIST 1220 Structured Query Language 4
CIST 2129 Comprehensive Database Techniques (4)
Choose one (1) of the following Networking courses:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals (4)
Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
CIST 2127 Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques 3
CIST 2128 Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques (3)
CIST 2921 IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management 4
CIST xxxx CIST Electives 12
Total Hours