Computer Technology

Imagine your future with a well-paying career in a rapidly growing worldwide industry.

Whether you want to explore network security or develop apps, Tallahassee Community College has tech programs to help make your dream job a reality. Take the next step toward becoming a software developer or computer programmer in one of the fastest growing fields.

TCC offer programs that focus on the latest advances in network security and web development, IT support, computer programming and related fields. You will have the opportunity to build great connections with area and national IT employers and find internships to gain invaluable experience. You’ll enjoy experiences that allow you to study Dynamic HTML, XML and scripting languages, and the foundation of App Development.

Employment of computer and information technology occupations are expected to add around 500,000 new jobs, (from 3.9 million jobs to around 4.4 million jobs) from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.

Earn an industry recognized certificate and jump right into a related job, or follow a path to continue your studies at a university in IT or computer programming. You’ll be ready to manage the technology and people associated with IT operations in this dynamic field.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) transferring to Computer Programming and Information Technology at area universities:

  • Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
    • Computer Programming and Web Development, A.S. (2158)
    • Help Desk/Technical Support A.S. (2137)
    • Web Technologies, A.S. (2128)
    • Network Systems Technology, A.S. (2165)
  • Certificates
    • Network Infrastructure Certificate
    • Network Support Technician Certificate
    • Network Virtualization Certificate
    • Computer Programming Specialist Certificate (6338)
    • Computer Programming and Analysis Certificate (6302)
    • Help Desk/Technical Support Certificate (6323)
    • Web Technologies Certificate (6317)

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Business and Entrepreneurship

A career in business or starting your own company can lead you to a life of great earnings, independence and leadership.

Every company and organization rely on the principles of business to be successful. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or a corporate executive, a business degree or certificate from TCC is a great place to start. TCC can prepare you for a career in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur leading to business ownership.

In today’s competitive job market, it is important to secure your future and graduate with a degree that leads to employment. Business graduates are always high in demand because of the diverse career opportunities available. Companies in every industry are looking for professionals who can lead, organize, plan and manage.

Did you know that more than 80% of jobs are created by small businesses?

Earning your business degree can be financially rewarding as well. In today’s global economy, the relevance of a business degree is recognized more than ever. Salaries of business professionals reflect this. Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 632,400 new jobs.

A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents. This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $65,710 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200 focused.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) transferring to Business and Accounting programs at area universities:

  • Associate of Science (A.S.) Degrees
    • Business Management A.S. (2109)
    • Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
    • Business Management (2109)
    • Office Administration, A.S. (2107)
  • Certificates
    • Accounting and Management
      • Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate (6331)
      • Accounting Technology Operations Certificate (6330)
      • Accounting Technology Management Certificate (6329)
    • Small Business Management
      • Small Business Management Certificate (6319)
  • Office Administration
    • Office Support Certificate (6336)
    • Office Specialist Certificate (6335)
    • Office Management Certificate (6334)

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Digital Media

You are creative. You love everything digital. Why not pursue a career for something you love doing?


Get the education and training to help you land your digital dream job. Our programs will prepare you for the multi-faceted graphic and web design industry and push your imagination to create new and innovative digital imagery for an exciting career in film animation, game design or web technologies. Unleash your creativity and join TCC's digital culture!

As the digital economy grows, employers in virtually every industry are seeking well-rounded job candidates who possess a wide range of digital skills. From graphic design to video and sound production to motion graphics, a diverse digital skill set has become a critical key to success for young professionals.

Multimedia artists and animators create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials. Roughly 10% of those employed in this field earn $36,930 a year with an annual median wage of $63,970. Film and video editors and creators enjoy a median salary of $55,740 per year with an annual job growth 11% faster than average compared to all occupations. The future of this field is particularly bright in Florida and Georgia as each state aggressively pursues the attraction of this industry from its traditional base on the west coast.

Digital Media Programs

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees

  • Graphic and Web Design Technology (2125)

Certificates

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Support Certificate (6340)

Courses

  • GRA 1111C - Graphic Design I
  • GRA 1206C - Typography
  • GRA 2103C - Computer Based Design I
  • GRA 2105C - Computer Based Design II
  • GRA 2100 - 3D Character Creation
  • CAP 2703 - 3D Animation
  • PGY 2801C - Photoshop
  • GRA 2121 - Digital Publication Design

 

Digital Media Presentation (A/V)

Digital Media/Multimedia Presentation Certificate 

Learn how to record your music in a professional studio setting, plan and record professional quality video, edit and create professional quality digital images, and deliver fully developed multimedia projects. This program will use the latest software applications in the field and help you develop fundamental skills that prepare you for the emerging digital economy.

Courses (17 credit hours)

  • DIG 2410C - Basic Scripting for Video and Digital Media (3)
  • DIG 2251C - Digital Audio I (3)
  • DIG 2205C - Multitrack Recording & Basic Film Sound (3)
  • DIG 2257C - Production Sound Recording & Mastering (3)
  • DIG 2030C - Digital Video Production (3)
  • DIG 2545C - Media Planning (2)

Scholarship Opportunity

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

To qualify, you must meet certain requirements. You must:

  • Have obtained your high school diploma
  • Be admitted to TCC and a student in good standing
  • Have a minimum of 2.0 high school GPA
  • Submit a letter of interest in the program
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in required applicant meeting and individual interview
  • Work well with others and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Demonstrate the potential to be a strong representative for the College

For more information, contact Jessica Jones at ASPathways@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-6171.

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Engineering Technology & Design

Building robots, designing buildings, modifying a UAV...  If spending your workday doing any of these sounds awesome to you, the Engineering Technology and Design program may be right for you.

Engineering Technology programs prepare you for lucrative employment in construction, architecture, engineering, drafting and design, and surveying. We offer everything from Drafting and Architecture to Advanced Manufacturing in which students receive job-specific, skill-based training. The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at TCC provides manufacturing skills training and the highest quality experiences and manufacturing development services in a facility uniquely designed to meet their needs.  

If you love to tinker and create all things mechanical and electrical, we are a fit for you. Whatever your passion in applying technology to the creation of products or the infrastructure of our world, TCC can lead you to it.

Architects and Drafters enjoy an annual median pay from $52,720 to $53,780, using technology and computer software including geographic information systems (GIS,) global positioning systems (GPS,) Arcview, AutoCAD and Revit. Construction Managers earn on average $87,400. Surveyors enjoy $58,020 annual median pay. Welders are in high regional demand, earning $38,150 per year. Electronics Engineering Technicians support our resurging U.S. manufacturing earning a median annual pay of $61,130 leading to supervisory positions in Industrial Production Management at $93,940 nationally.     

Associate of Arts (A.A.) transferring to Architecture programs at area universities:

  • Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
    • Engineering Technology, A.S. (2163)
    • Drafting and Design Technology, A.S. (2135)
  • Certificates
    • Applied Welding Technologies, PSAV Program Certificate (5023)
    • Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors for Manufacturing Certificate (6349)
    • Engineering Technologies Support Specialist Certificate (6350)
    • CAD Foundations Certificate (6354)

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Sports, Fitness and Recreation Management

Do you enjoy an active lifestyle, love the outdoors, and working with people? 

A career in Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Management will help prepare you for a healthy life and career pathways in a broad range of occupations. Whether you are looking at becoming a licensed Personal Trainer, exploring the growing Fitness industry opportunities, or becoming an activities director on a cruise line, this degree pathway could be of great value to you. 

The Sports, Fitness and Recreation Management, A.S. program helps students develop skills that are necessary for those looking for careers as recreation leaders, recreation supervisors, group recreation workers, activity leaders, or recreation event coordinators.  Recreation professionals often work in youth agencies, and also develop careers in industries such as healthcare, fitness (personal trainers), and travel and tourism.

Recreation workers are employed in a variety of settings, including recreation centers, parks, summer camps, and nursing and residential care facilities. Many workers spend much of their time being physically active in the outdoors.  The median annual wage for recreation workers was $23,870 in May 2016.

Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As more emphasis is placed on the importance of exercise, more recreation workers will be needed to work in local government parks and recreation departments, fitness centers, sports centers, and camps specializing in younger participants

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