The Information Technology Professional diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of information technology. The program emphasizes 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 college's service area. The program graduate will receive an Information Technology Professional diploma and is employable as an information technology specialist, help desk support specialist, network installation specialist, computer repair technician, or network administrator.

Diploma Program
Program Length 58 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Warner Robins, Macon, and Milledgeville Campuses

Minimum Test Scores      
  Test: Asset Compass Not Required
Reading 38 70  
English 37 32  
Mathematics 35 26  

Information Technology Professional 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 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 1510 Web Development I 3
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
  Choose one (1) of the following Programming courses:
CIST 2311 Visual Basic I 4
CIST 2341 C# Programming I (4)
CIST 2371 Java Programming I (4)
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client 4
CIST 2414 Microsoft Server Administrator 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts 4
  Choose one (1) CIST elective (Advisor Approval):
CIST xxxx CIST electives 3
Total Hours