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Information Technology Professional Diploma Program

Offered at the Following Campuses

Program Overview

The Information Technology (IT) Professional diploma program 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 Southeastern Technical College service area. The program graduate receives a diploma and is employable as an information technology specialist, help desk support specialist, network installation specialist, PC repair technician, or network administrator.

The standard curriculum for the Information Technology (IT) Professional diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the Information Technology Professional diploma program any semester. The Information Technology (IT) Professional diploma program generally takes 5 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61-62 credit hours.

Approved Electives:  COMP 1000, CIST 2126, CIST 2127, CIST 2128, CIST 2129, CIST 2120, CIST 2130, CIST 2413, CIST 2414, CIST 2453, CIST 2454, CIST 1510, CIST 1520, CIST 1530, CIST 1540, CIST 2510, CIST 2921, CIST 2991, CIST 2612, CRJU 1010, CRJU 2050

Approved Programming Electives:  CIST 1220, CIST 2311, CIST 2341, CIST 2351, CIST 2371, CIST 2381, CIST2560, CIST 2570, CIST 2580

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Curriculum Outline (61 - 62 hours)
General Core Curriculum (11 hours)

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
3
2250

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

Occupational Curriculum (50 - 51 hours)
CIST
1001
4
4500
(Prerequisites: None) Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
XXX
xxx
Operating Systems Elective (CIST 1135)
3 - 4
0
(Prerequisites: None) An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays.
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.
CIST
2411
4
4500
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment.
XXX
xxx
Microsoft Server Elective (CIST 2412 or CIST 2414)
4
0

(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basic network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.

 

(Prerequisites: CIST 2451) This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Topics include switched networks, routing concepts, routing in a switched network, static and dynamic routing, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists, and IP Services (DHCP and NAT).

XXX
xxx
CIST Programming Elective
4
0
XXX
xxx
Occupationally Related Electives
10
0
Choose One (3 hours)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

XXX
xxx
CIST Elective
3
0