Computer Information Systems Program Info
Ogeechee Technical College


Meet the Faculty

Donny O. Collins

CIS Instructor

Office: Rm 801
Occupational Studies Bldg.

Donny O. Collins is a Computer Information Systems instructor at Ogeechee Technical College concentrating on computing concepts, operating systems, computer hardware, networking, programming, and applications. He has been teaching in the CIS field since January 2000 and has also taught computer and business classes at Statesboro High School. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Business Education from Georgia Southern University, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from University of Phoenix. Donny also holds several IT certifications including: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Adobe ACE, Microsoft MOUS.

Terry L. Hand

CIS Instructor

Office: Rm 865
Occupational Studies Bldg.

Terry Hand is lead Computer Networking instructor for the Computer Information Systems Technology program at Ogeechee Technical College, specifically in the area of computer networking, PC installation and maintenance and computer security. He has been teaching in the CIS field since January 2003 and was named Ogeechee Technical College Instructor of the Year in 2007. Mr. Hand holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) from the University of Phoenix. Terry also holds the following industry standard computer IT certifications: MCSA(Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator), MCP(Microsoft Certified Professional), Security+ from CompTIA, Network+ from CompTIA, A+ from CompTIA.

Program Goals

  1. Provide quality computer information systems education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.

  2. Prepare graduates to function as ethical and competent practitioners in the computer information systems field.

  3. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of Computer Information Systems graduates.


Programs of Study

Computer Support Specialist Diploma*
Networking Specialist Diploma*
CompTIA A+ Certified Preparation Certificate
CompTIA A+ Certified Technician Prep Certificate
Computer Security Specialist Technical Certificate
Advanced Computer Security Specialist Technical Certificate
Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate
Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate
Network Support Specialist Certificate
Network Technician Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).


Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Computer Information Systems program is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in the field of Computer Information Systems. Students that graduate from this program will have the computer knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the needs of the service area and to successfully integrate into the business community.


Program Courses

CIST 1001 - Computer Concepts
CIST 1122 - Hardware Installation and Maintenance
CIST 1130 - Operating Systems Concepts
CIST 1305 - Program Design and Development
CIST 1401 - Computer Networking Fundamentals
CIST 1601 - Information Security Fundamentals
CIST 2127 - Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques
CIST 2128 - Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques
CIST 2129 - Comprehensive Database Techniques
CIST 2411 - Microsoft Client
CIST 2412 - Microsoft Server Directory Services
CIST 2413 - Server Infrastructure
CIST 2414 - Server Administrator
CIST 2451 - Introduction to Networks – CISCO
CIST 2452 - CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials
CIST 2612 - Computer Forensics
CIST 2921 - IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management
CIST 2991 - CIST Internship I

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Computer Support Specialist

Networking Specialist


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