Information Technology Professional Diploma Program
Offered at the Following Campuses
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 1401, CIST 2413, CIST 2414, CIST 2453, CIST 2454, CIST 1510, CIST 1520, CIST 1530, CIST 1540, CIST 2510, CIST 2921, CIST 2991, CIST 2612
Approved Programming Electives: CIST 1220, CIST 2311, CIST 2341, CIST 2351, CIST 2371, CIST 2381, CIST2560, CIST 2570, CIST 2580
- 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.
(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.
(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.
(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).
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) 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.