Technical Specialist - TC31

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Online
  • Valdosta Campus
  • Cook Campus
  • Coffee Campus
  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for positions in business that require technical proficiency to translate technical information to various audiences and in various formats using written and oral communication skills.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;     
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;    
  
*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;         

*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (36 - 37 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.
Humanities/Fine Arts - Choose Two of the Following (6 hours)
ARTS
1101
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: ENGL 1101

Explores the visual arts and the relationship to human needs and aspirations. Students investigate the value of art, themes in art, the elements and principles of composition, and the materials and processes used for artistic expression. Well-known works of visual art are explored. The course encourages student interest in the visual arts beyond the classroom.
MUSC
1101
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: ENGL 1101

Explores the analysis of well-known works of music, their compositions, and the relationship to their periods. An introduction to locating, acquiring, and documenting information resources lays the foundation for research to include the creative and critical process, the themes of music, the formal elements of composition, and the placing of music in the historical context. Topics include historical and cultural development represented in musical arts.

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.
3

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.
Social/Behavioral Science - Choose Two of the Following (6 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of economic operations in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of economic concepts and policies as they apply to everyday life. Topics include basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures, federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective
ECON
2105
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of macroeconomic principles and policies. Topics include basic economic principles, macroeconomic concepts, equilibrium in the goods and money markets, macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies.
ECON
2106
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an analysis of the ways in which consumers and business firms interact in a market economy. Topics include basic economic principles, consumer choice, behavior of profit maximizing firms, modeling of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Explores the sociological analysis of society, its culture, and structure. Sociology is presented as a science with emphasis placed on its methodology and theoretical foundations. Topics include basic sociological concepts, socialization, social interaction and culture, social groups and institutions, deviance and social control, social stratification, social change, and marriage and family.
3

Prereqs: (ENGL 0090 or Test Score) AND (READ 0090 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes study of government and politics in the United States. The focus of the course will provide an overview of the Constitutional foundations of the American political processes with a focus on government institutions and political procedures. The course will examine the constitutional framework, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, public opinion, the media, special interest groups, political parties, and the election process along with the three branches of government. In addition, this course will examine the processes of Georgia state government. Topics include foundations of government, political behavior, and governing institutions.
HIST
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the study of intellectual, cultural, scientific, political, and social contributions of the civilizations of the world and the evolution of these civilizations during the period from the prehistoric era to early modern times. Topics include the Prehistoric Era the Ancient Near East, Ancient India, Ancient China, Ancient Rome, Ancient Africa, Islam, the Americas, Japan, Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.
HIST
1112
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the study of the intellectual, cultural, scientific, political, and social contributions of the civilizations of the world and the evolution of these civilizations during the period from early modern times to the present. Topics include transitions to the Modern World, scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, political modernization, economic modernization, imperialism, and the Twentieth Century.
HIST
2111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the study of U. S. History to 1877 to include the post-Civil War period. The course focuses on the period from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War to include geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people. It includes the history of Georgia and its constitutional development. Topics include colonization and expansion; the Revolutionary Era; the New Nation; nationalism, sectionalism, and reform; the Era of Expansion; and crisis, Civil War, and reconstruction.
HIST
2112
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the study of the social, cultural, and political history of the United States from 1865 to the beginning of the twenty-first century and will equip the student to better understand the problems and challenges of the contemporary world in relation to events and trends in modern American history. The course also provides an overview of the history of Georgia and the development of its constitution. Topics include the Reconstruction Period; the great West, the new South, and the rise of the debtor; the Gilded Age; the progressive movement; the emergence of the U. S. in world affairs; the Roaring Twenties; the Great Depression; World War II; the Cold War and the 1950's; the 1960's and 1970's; and America since 1980.
Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 - 4 hours)
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
3

Prereqs: MATH 1111 with a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using trigonometric concepts. Topics include trigonometric functions, properties of trigonometric functions, vectors and triangles, inverse of trigonometric functions and graphing of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and complex numbers.
MATH
1113
3

Prereqs: MATH 1111 with a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.
BIOL 1111/1111L - Biology I and Lab (4 hours)
BIOL
1111
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: BIOL 1111L

Provides an introduction to basic biological concepts with a focus on living cells. Topics include chemical principles related to cells, cell structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology.
BIOL
1111L
1

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: BIOL 1111

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include chemical principles related to cells, cell structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology.
PHYS 1110/1110L - Conceptual Physics and Lab (4 hours)
PHYS
1110
3

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111)

Coreqs: PHYS 1110L

Introduces some of the basic laws of physics. Topics include systems of units and conversion of units, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
1

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111)

Coreqs: PHYS 1110

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
CHEM 1151/1151L - Survey of Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (4 hours)

Prereqs: MATH 1101 or MATH 1111

Coreqs: CHEM 1151L

Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurements and units, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

Prereqs: MATH 1101 or MATH 1111

Coreqs: CHEM 1151

Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics in CHEM 1151. The lab exercises for this course include units of measurements, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.
Additional General Education Core Electives - 6 Hours (6 hours)
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General Education Core Elective
6
Advisor Guided Occupational Option (9 hours)
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Advisor Guided Occupational Elective
9

 

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Advisors

Alison Watkins
Technical Specialist/Articulation Coordinator
Office: Lowndes Hall Rm 7262
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext 3052
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus