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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.
Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
Courses offered within the recommended Information Technology, College Transfer track prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution, upon successful completion. Students in the College Transfer Track typically will transfer to a four-year institution after completion, where transfer of credits earned at GTCC will be applied to programs of study related to Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and/or Computer Engineering. Students planning to pursue the bachelor degree in any of the aforementioned areas are strongly urged to utilize GTCC’s Academic Advising services, as the transfer process for each college/university is specific to that institution. It is imperative that students discuss curriculum and transfer requirements with their assigned faculty academic advisor at GTCC, and with the transfer advisor at the four-year institution of their choice, during their first year of study. Students should begin these discussions as soon as the choice of four-year institution has been made. To meet prerequisite requirements, students in this program should consult their faculty advisor to ensure that courses are completed in the proper sequence.
Upon successful completion of the Information Technology, College Transfer track, graduates should be able to:
- Use appropriate software to fulfill business requirements.
- Explain the differences between common operating systems.
- Identify network security threats.
- Design a program to meet end-user specifications.
- Develop a relational database.
- Select an appropriate programming language to most effectively meet project requirements.
This degree can be completed in a traditional or completely online format. For more information about eDegree programs, please visit the eDegree website. http://edegree.gtcc.edu