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Computer Support Specialist



The Computer Information Systems ­ Computer Support Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist. This program is offered by the Computer Information Systems (CIST) department.


Basic Skills Courses

Course Description Credit

Financial Aid

ENGL 1010 EMPL 1000 MATH 1012

Fundamentals of English I Interpersonal Relations/Professional Dev. Foundations of Mathematics

3 2 3

This program may be eligible for institutional, State, and/or Federal financial aid. See Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility requirements and application materials.

Occupational Courses (47 semester hours) COMP 1000 CIST 1001 CIST 1130 CIST 1305 CIST 2129 CIST 1401 CIST 2441 CIST 2451 CIST 1122 CIST 1601 CIST 2921 Click Here Introduction to Computers Computer Concepts Operating Systems Concepts Program Design & Development Comprehensive Database Techniques Computer Networking Fundamentals OR CISCO Networking/Hm/Sm. Business OR CISCO Network Fundamentals Hardware Installation & Maintenance Information Security Fundamentals IT Analysis, Design, Project Management CIS Elective(s) 3 4 3 3 4 4 (4) (4) 4 3 4 15 55

Admissions Requirements Must be 16 years of age. High school diploma or GED prior to admission. (Official

transcripts or GED scores must be submitted from all college and/or high schools attended for credit.)

ASSET testing, or submit SAT, ACT, CPE, or COMPASS test scores.

Industry Certification Preparation CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ CompTIA Linux+, Project+ Microsoft MCTS, MCITP CISCO CCENT, CCNA

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Program Specific Information Program Length Entrance Dates Course Availability Campus Availability Program Cost Technology Requirements:

Oakwood Campus 2990 Landrum Education Dr. Oakwood, GA 30566 770-531-6300

4 Terms (based on full time enrollment) Each Semester (based on course and

space availability)

Day and Evening Oakwood Click Here to view program costs For online courses, Click Here

The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era or citizenship status, (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all education programs and activities including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Department and Technical College-administered program, including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998(WIA) Title I financed programs. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services. The Department and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity.(For contact information, call 770-531-6300.)

Curriculum and costs are subject to change without prior notice.

Forsyth Campus 7745 Majors Road Cumming, GA 30041 770-781-6800

Winder-Barrow Campus 89 East Athens St Winder, GA 30680 770-868-4080

Jackson Campus 631 South Elm St. Commerce, GA 30529 770-335-1931

Dawson Campus 89 Tiger Circle Dawsonville, GA 30534 706-216-5461

Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Rd, Bldg. 300, Ste. 325, Atlanta, GA 30350 800-917-2081


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