11/23/2014

Career Majors

 

Business, Management and Administration

Administrative Assistant,  Office Information Specialist

 

Information Technology

Multimedia Specialist, Video Editor, Video Game Designer

 

 

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION  :: CAREER MAJORS

Students may choose from the following Business, Management and Administration career majors:

  • Administrative Assistant – 720 hours
  • Office Information Specialist – 960 hours

 

The Administrative Assistant career major prepares students for careers in administrative support and office management. Students gain high-level technology and managerial skills needed for success in competitive business careers. Office procedures, telephone etiquette and the integration of computer software packages are also covered in this major. Students gain skills required for the Certiport IC3 and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.

The following courses are required for students enrolled in the Administrative Assistant career major:

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Administrative Technologies II
  • Office Administration & Management
  • Math of Finance
  • Career Major Capstone

 

The Office Information Specialist career major prepares students for careers in administrative support and office management. Students gain high-level technology and managerial skills needed for success in competitive business careers. Office procedures, telephone etiquette and the integration of computer software packages are also covered in this major.  Students create and edit graphics for video, print and web publishing. Students learn desktop publishing and graphic design techniques. Students gain skills required for the Certiport IC3, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Adobe  Certified Associate (ACA) certification.

The following courses are required for students enrolled in the Office Information Specialist career major:

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Administrative Technologies II
  • Office Administration & Management
  • Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
  • Fundamentals of Web Design
  • Multimedia and Image Management Techniques
  • Career Major Capstone

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY :: CAREER MAJORS

Students may choose from the following Information Technology career majors:

  • Multimedia Specialist – 960 hours
  • Video Editor – 720 hours
  • Video Game Designer – 1080 hours


The Multimedia Specialist career major prepares students to create and edit graphics for video, print and web publishing. Students learn desktop publishing and graphic design techniques along with digital photography skills. Students design and edit motion graphics and visual effects and use digital video equipment and software to generate projects to DVD formats for a wide degree of playback compatibility. Students gain skills required for Certiport IC3 and Adobe  Certified Associate (ACA) certification.

The following courses are required for students enrolled in the Multimedia Specialist career major:

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
  • Multimedia and Image Management Techniques
  • Non-Linear Digital Editing
  • Digital Editing and Production Photography
  • Advanced Digital Video Tools and Techniques
  • Non-Linear Digital Production
  • Career Major Capstone

 

The Video Game Designer career major prepares students to write the blueprint of a game and create fun. Game designers work with artists and programmers to layout smaller sections of the game. Stages of game design involve brainstorming, collaboration and revision. Designers test their ideas by writing short scripts and narratives and sketching rough storyboards that describe the action of the game. Designers need technical skills in order to understand computer programming and software design. Game Designers can decide from a wide range of career paths, choosing those that best meet their interests as well as strengths. Game Designers find work as multimedia artists and animators, graphic and web designers and web-based game developers. Most Game Designers earn a college degree. The most common degree concentrations are English, art and computer science. Students gain skills required for Certiport IC3 and Adobe  Certified Associate (ACA) certification.

The following courses are required for students enrolled in the Video Game Designer career major:

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Multimedia and Image Management Techniques
  • Design Tools and Electronic Marketing Strategies
  • Advanced Design Techniques
  • 2D Animation Techniques
  • Fundamentals of 3D Motion Graphics
  • 3D Modeling and Rigging Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Video Game Design
  • Career Major Capstone

 

Contact Betty Lowrance – BettyL@gctech.edu if you would like to enroll in the Digital Media Production (DMP) program at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center – Seminole Campus.