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The computer Information Technology program is ideal for students with a genuine passion for computers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the total number of information technology jobs is expected to grow by over 40% by 2026, and most students will never interact in an in-depth way with the knowledge of hardware, networking, and security skills required for the majority of future high paying jobs in the field; this is what this program is about.

Taught from an industry perspective, in a nontraditional classroom environment, you will be engaged in interactive project-based learning activities. This program will immerse you in computer hardware, software, networking, operating systems, cyber-security standards, databases, Internetworking, and the important social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding information technology.

The Dual Enrollment program provides eligible students opportunities to earn both high school and college credit while studying at Grayson Tech. First semester students will take the college level course CIST 1001 Computer Concepts. This course covers the fundamentals of processing, security, industry ethics, hardware operation, networking, the Internet, design concepts, and software at a rigorous college level. Students will be required to have passed a college entrance exam such as the ACCUPLACER, ACT, SAT, or PSAT to qualify for credit.

The program embeds the computer science course Game Design as a fourth year science for graduation and post-secondary admittance to college.

Certifications and Credentials Offered in the Program

**current 2018-2019

  • PC Pro
  • Linux Pro
  • Client Pro
  • Server Pro
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Microsoft Office Master
  • Microsoft Office Expert
  • Microsoft Office Specialist

Skills Learned

  • Systems Design
  • Hardware
  • Network Architecture
  • Maintenance
  • Diagnostic Methods
  • Implementation
  • Systems Analysis
  • Programming

Daily Activities

  • Certification
  • Networking
  • Software Installation
  • Career Studies
  • Security Architecture
  • Troubleshooting
  • IT Simulations
  • Game Development

Careers

  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmers
  • Support Specialist
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Systems Architect
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management

Colleges

  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgia State
  • Georgia Southern
  • Kennesaw State
  • Columbus State
  • Gwinnett Technical
  • Georgia Gwinnett

Mr. Anthony Edwards

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & NETWORKING

Mr. Anthony Edwards is the Information Technology Instructor at Grayson Tech. Mr. Edwards earned a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Masters in Arts Teaching from University of Georgia. He is currently working on his Doctors of Philosophy in Workforce Education at the University of Georgia. His industry background includes three Internet startups and working for a Fortune 1000 company. His spare time hobbies include astronomy and falconry.

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