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Mission Critical Operations - Operations Technology (AAS) Proposed Fall 2015

The Mission Critical Operations - Operations Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in information technology (IT), operations technology (OT), and maintenance with a concentration on site operations. Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using engineering, information technology, industrial management and maintenance skills. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills required to sustain high availability national security interests and includes instruction in electromechanical systems, networking, automation, cybersecurity, emergency management and systems integration.

Graduates should qualify for employment as entry-level technicians with businesses, industries, educational systems, and governmental agencies in national critical infrastructure areas including, but not limited to, communications, emergency services, energy, financial services, healthcare, operations technology, and transportation. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Students seeking a degree must earn a grade of "C" or higher on any of the following courses presented for graduation:

ENG 111, Writing and Inquiry; COM 231, Public Speaking, or COM 110, Introduction to Communication; EGR 111, Eng Comp and Careers; and MAT 121, Algebra/Trigonometry I or MAT 171, Precalculus Algebra. Any courses approved by the North Carolina Community College System and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a core requirement will be accepted. Please see Requirements for Graduation as stated in the Academic Regulations sections of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook.

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