Program Availability: Chamblee, GA (Main Campus)
This program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer systems. The degree is constructed so that the CompTIA A+ & Network+, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Administrator, and Microsoft Server Administrator certifications can be earned. In addition, students acquire the skills necessary to administer database and Internet servers, including handling the security risks involved. This comprehensive program will prepare the graduate for entry-level employment and create the opportunity for advancement in this cutting edge technology area.
The Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology (CIS) is designed to produce a well-rounded graduate with enhanced communication, mathematical and technical skills. The core program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer information systems. Upon completion of the program you will have earned the following certifications:
- Net +
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
In addition, preparation for more than twenty industry-recognized certifications is part of the curriculum. Possible additional certifications that can be earned within this program include:
- Configuring Microsoft Windows (Exam 70–680)
- Windows Server Administration (Exam 70–646)
- Configuring Active Directory (Exam 70–640)
- Desktop Administration (Exam 70–686)
- Network Infrastructure (Exam 70–642)
The program also has a telecommunication and Internet telecommunication component.
This comprehensive computer science degree program will prepare the graduate for employment in a constantly growing field and create the opportunity for advancement in cutting edge technology.
The IT sector is rated as the #2 sector for job growth by the U.S. Department of Labor for all jobs and the growth is expected to be well above average sector growth over the next 10 years.
Associate Degree Requirements
The general education component of the Associate of Science degrees are designed to enhance the student’s knowledge and awareness of significant issues in the workplace and in the student’s personal development; additionally to help the graduate to develop effective oral and written communication skills and to develop the ability to work cooperatively with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds. In pursuit of the A.S., the student must complete 18 semester credit hours, including three semester credit hours from each of these four areas:
- Natural Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences