TNCC now offers a brand new A.S. in Information Technology degree and two new career study certificate programs - Information Assurance and Geographic Information Systems. Students may elect to take any or all IST courses for these, and other IST career study certificates, online as distance learning courses.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician (new!)
GIS Program Website GIS Program Information
Geographic Information Systems use computer technology for collecting, analyzing and displaying digital geographic data. It includes the fields of spatial analysis, remote sensing, global positioning systems and cartography (map-making). This technology can enable a medical company to track Colorectal Cancer screening rates to determine how best to construct an intervention plan to increase screenings; a company to evaluate and locate the best place to build a cellular telephone tower; a city to determine the best location for a hospital in accordance with population.
GIS is one of the top 10 fields projected for employment growth in this area. This program requires a strong background in microcomputer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Internet and World Wide Web literacy. Students should take ITD 130 either before or with GIS 200.
Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree
Approved just this year, the Associate of Science in Information Technology degree program was designed to transfer to a four year university.
Information Assurance (new!)
Information Assurance covers a broad range of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. This certificate will meet the education needs of technical and management personnel in government and industry for implementation and administration of information assurance projects. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to be ready for information assurance certifications. In the world of information security, anyone contracting or working for the federal government with privileged access to an information system are required to obtain a commercial information security certification to meet the requirements of DoD Directive 8570.