Computer Information Technology
Instructor: Debra Akers, BS, MA
The goal of the Computer Information Technology Program is to inspire and educate our students by equipping them with the concepts, skills and work ethics required to meet the vocation-related challenges of today and tomorrow.
We accomplish this by providing training in the use of technologically-current operating systems, application software, and hardware. By providing resources, expertise, and opportunities for on-going learning about computing and information technology, and by training graduates who are equipped to research and solve the outstanding problems of information systems and their applications we help insure our students will become proficient with information and technology skills.
Certificates / Diplomas
• Desktop Technician - Certificate
• Security Specialist - Certificate
• Networking Technician - Certificate
• Microcomputer Support - Diploma
• IT Specialist - Diploma
• IT Systems Coordinator - Diploma
(Program Length 20 months)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Security+
- MCITP: Server Administrator
- MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
(Students are strongly encouraged / required to take and pass the above certification exams in order to achieve some of the program awards.)
The Program consists of a combination of job simulated projects providing the student with realistic "hands-on" learning experiences. Students will be provided with a first-hand knowledge of the software, hardware, and operations of personal computers used in business and industry today. This may include building, repairing, troubleshooting, installing, networking, and servicing personal computers. The instruction also includes an introduction to computer concepts, keyboarding, and a thorough education in common applications. Instruction continues with networking, distance communications, multiple operating systems, and culminates with system analysis, diagnosis, and basic troubleshooting on IBM-compatible computers.
Highest Award: Diploma
Program Length: 5 Trimesters (20 Months)
The Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville does not offer a student loan program.
100% of graduates from this program, who began their studies in 2011-12, completed it within 20 months.