INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL (ITP3)

The IT Professional Associate degree will emphasize specialized training in home and corporate networking; computer maintenance; operating system installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting; information security; computer programming; and web site design. These skills represent the subset of knowledge expected from graduates in the CGTC service area. The program graduate receives an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is employable as an information technology specialist, help desk support specialist, network installation specialist, PC repair technician, or network administrator.

Associate Degree
Program Length 65 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Warner Robins, Macon, and Milledgeville Campuses


Information Technology Professional Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
15
Area I - English/Humanities/Fine Arts  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
XXXX xxxx Social Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
Choose one (1) Math course from the following three courses:  
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
Program-Specific Requirements  
XXXX xxxx General Core Elective
3
     
Occupational Courses
50
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
     
Choose one (1) of the following Operating Systems courses:
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
  OR  
CIST 1135 Operating Systems and Virtual/Cloud Computing (4)
     
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client
4
CIST xxxx CIST Server Elective
4
CIST 2451 Introduction to Networks - Cisco
4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
4
CIST xxxx CIST electives
6
   
Choose one (1) of the following Programming courses:
CIST 2311 Visual Basic I 4
CIST 2341 C# Programming I 4
CIST 2351 PHP Programming I 4
CIST 2361 C++ Programming I 4
CIST 2371 Java Programming I 4
CIST 2381 Mobile Application Development 4
CIST 2580 Interactive and Social Apps Integration 4
   
 
Total Hours
65