Course Catalog

Computer Support Specialist - CS14 Diploma

Program Description: The Computer Information Systems Computer Support Specialist diploma 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.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. 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.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 48
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 2921 IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management 4
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Electives (12 Hours) 12
Introductory Networking Course - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2441 Network Home and Small Business 4
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals 4
CIS Guided Office Productivity Course - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 1200 Database Management 4
CIST 2120 Using Application Software 4
CIS Database Elective Course - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 1220 Structured Query Language (SQL) 4
CIST 2222 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 4
CIST 2224 Designing and Implementing Databases w/ Microsoft 4
Faculty & Staff

Computer Information Systems Technology Instructor, Valdosta Campus


Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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