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COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description: 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, database management, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as computer support specialist.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will design and configure a new desktop computer.
• Students will install and configure an operating system.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Computer Support Specialist, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 65 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
Required Course(s):
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
Required Course(s):
One Mathematics Course
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
3. Occupational Courses (47 hours)
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2921 IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management 4
CIST DB Elective - CIST Database Elective 4
CIST Prod CIS Guided Office Productivity Course 3
XXXX xxxx CIST Operating Systems Elective 3
CIST Elec CIST Elective 3
and one of the following (4 hours)
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2441 Networking for Home and Small Businesses 4
CIST 2451 Introduction to Networks - CISCO 4
Everett, Charles
Computer Information Systems Faculty
Business & Computer Technology
Thomasville
W: 229-227-2582
ceverett@southernregional.edu
Fritz, Ed
CIS Faculty
Business & Computer Technology
Thomasville
W: 229-225-5242
efritz@southernregional.edu
Sanchez, Christine
Computer Information Systems Faculty
Business & Computer Technology
Thomasville
W: 229-227-2581
cparrish@southernregional.edu
Stokes, Robert
Business & Computer Technology
Cairo
W: (229) 391-2618
rstokes@southernregional.edu
Strawder, Kris
Computer Information Systems Faculty
School of Business
Tifton
W: (229) 391-2610
kstrawder@southernregional.edu
Thomas, Adriane
Business & Computer Technology
Moultrie
W: (229) 217-4224
athomas@southernregional.edu