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Motlow College Smyrna Center offers new AAS degree in Information Systems Technology

June 28, 2013

To better prepare students for skilled technological positions in today's workforce, Motlow College is offering a new associate degree program in information systems technology this fall at its Smyrna Center, according to Cheryl Hyland, center director.

"The IST associate degree program was developed after careful and extensive research," she said. "We found that employers in area business and industry are seeking more skilled workers with credentials in computer and information systems. Motlow's new program will equip students with these skills."

Jeremy Mills, student success coordinator at Motlow's Smyrna Center, said students in the program can choose from two concentrations: information systems specialist, or office information technology.

"Students selecting the information systems specialist option will receive training in computer programming and system management essentials that will allow them to be highly effective in the demanding and fast-paced business environment," Mills said. "Graduates from the program will be able to fill business needs for webpage design and updates, business software systems support, and database management."

Courses within the information systems specialist concentration include information technology support skills, computer essentials, networking, advanced webpage development and database development.

The office information technology option focuses on microcomputer system management and troubleshooting in the office environment, Mills explained. Courses in this concentration include computer applications, event management, document publishing, webpage development and design, and fundamentals of sales and service.

For more information, contact Mills at 1-615-220-7805 or email jmills@mscc.edu.

Students enrolled at Motlow College during the spring and/or summer semester and new degree-seeking students who have completed admissions requirements can register now through Aug. 27 for fall classes.

The fall class schedule is posted on the Motlow website. Students are advised to check the website or call the location where they plan to attend to verify course availability and fee payment deadlines.

Fall Saturday-only courses at Smyrna Center, Motlow College online, and classes offered through the Regents Online Degree Program begin on Aug. 24. Students can register for the Regents Online classes through Aug. 23. Regular fall classes begin on Aug. 26.