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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

IT Specialist Technology


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(Perkinston Campus)

The IT Specialist Technology program will provide students with the required skills and expertise to be employable as computer and IT support specialists to interface with IT hardware, communications, and mobile technology  resources. The program prepares individuals to install, maintain, and service  PC hardware and mobile IT systems as well as diagnose operational problems in these systems arising from software, mechanical , or electrical  malfunctions . In addition to PC a nd mobile support, further emphasis is placed  on support of computer networks,  server maintenance , and cloud technologies . Courses in the IT Specialist Technology  program  describe the skills, equipment , software, and hardware tools to properly support the information technology  industry. This program  will also emphasize oral & written communication  skills and professional  skills necessary  for IT Support Specialists.

This program  is mapped to CompTIA's A+ certification  objectives and supports student certification  for A+. The industry standards are taken from the Computing Technology  Industry Association, CompTIA A+ Practical Application  (Exam Number: 220-901) objectives, and the CompTIA A+ Essentials (Exam Number: 220-902) objectives . CompTIA A+ Certification  Exam Objectives can be downloaded from:

http://certification.comtia.org/docs/default-source/exam-objectives/comtia-a-plus-220-901.pdf

and

http://certification.comptia.org/docs/default-source/exam-objectives/comptia-a-plus-220-902.pdf

Students who successfully complete a minimum  of 30 semester hours in  IT Specialist technology courses may earn  a career certificate. Students who successfully complete a  minimum  of 45 semester hours in computer servicing technology courses may earn a technical  diploma. Successful completion of a  minimum  of 60 semester credit hours of course work in  a two-year  program  leads to an Associate of Applied science degree. Where a transfer to senior college or university is desired, a  conference should be scheduled with a community college enrollment specialist for advisement. All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career  Planning and Assessment  System) or an MGCCC board approved Technical Skill Attainment  (TSA) Assessment  where applicable. See our advisor for further details.

 

Total Credits: 30


IT Specialist Technology Diploma


Total Credits: 15


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Total Credits: 15/16


Note:


Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to "The Credit by Non-Traditional Means " section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.
 

*MAT 1313  or higher or any laboratory science.
 

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