Students learn basic computer logic and the practical application of computer operations and maintenance. Courses include data communications; client and server operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows and Linux); networking technologies (including wireless networks and Cisco©) and basic programming. Students also learn about Microsoft applications, virtualization technologies and IT security issues. Arts & Sciences curriculum enhances the skills necessary for students to be successful in their career, including technical writing, communication, and math courses designed specifically for computer students.
A shorter certificate option is also available.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Common Job Titles
Technical Service Analyst; Helpdesk Technician
SHL; Ecessa; Dunwoody College of Technology
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov