Computers, EMP, and Networks

Computers, EMP, and Networks Department

The mission of the Computer Information Technology program at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to develop computer applications within the business environment of local industries using current programming languages, database programming, and other development tools necessary in today's workplace.  This program uses as a guide the competencies outlined by the National Business Education Association, as well as various industry certification standards, such as those developed by Microsoft Corporation.

The mission of the Electronic Media Production program at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce and operate in a variety of media environments within the industry.  This includes television, radio, advertising, cable and the internet.  To provide the necessary entry level skills needed to gain employment in the media environment through direction of an advisory committee.  This guidance will constantly be used to update program needs keeping student's skills current with tomorrow's technology.

The mission of the Networking Technology program at Ozarks Technical Community College is to provide its students with relevant, timely, and functional education to maximize options in employability, professional growth, and career success in IT-related fields.  Typical entry-level positions may include; computer repair, systems administration, communications media installation, customer support, and many other roles.  The department's advisory committee guides development of curriculum and competencies that ensure the Networking program's ongoing relevance and value to graduates and employers.

Certificate and degree programs include Computer Information Science (CIS), Electronic Media  Production (EMP), and Networking Technology (NET).

Contact Information:
George Gibeau
Department Chair
417-447-8292
gibeaug@otc.edu