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TCC announces the addition of eight new AS degree programs

  • New degrees are being offered at Tallahassee Community College.
  • TCC says they are offering the new programs to meet growing demand.
  • Read the press release below to find out what's new and when the programs will begin.

TCC PRESS RELEASE:

Tallahassee Community College is proud to announce the addition of eight new Associate of Science (AS) degree programs: AS in Applied Artificial Intelligence, AS in Computer Crime, AS in Crime Scene Technology, AS in Animation and Game Art, AS in Game Development Design, AS in Computer Information Technology, AS in Data Science Technology, and AS in Electrical Engineering.

“We are very excited to introduce these new AS degree programs,” said Dr. Calandra Stringer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “With these programs, we are not only addressing the needs of the job market, but also enabling our students to pursue rewarding careers in high-demand fields.”

The Applied Artificial Intelligence program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for a career in information technology. The program covers artificial intelligence (AI) tools and their real-world applications, the fundamentals of AI, and ethical issues relevant to the development and implementation of AI.

The Computer Crimes Program prepares students for careers in corporate computer security investigation and related careers in law enforcement and crime labs. Students gain skills in research, investigation, computer software, interpretation of laws, and use of the Internet as an investigative tool. The program is designed to provide investigators at the local, regional, state, federal, and corporate levels with the latest techniques in modern computer crime investigation.

The Crime Scene Technology program prepares students for employment in the field of forensics with a specialization in crime scene technology. Career opportunities in this field include crime scene technician, crime scene photographer, fingerprint examiner and classification specialist, and crime scene unit manager. Crime scene technicians can be employed by prosecutors' offices, public defender's offices, coroner's offices, law firms, and in the private sector.

The Animation and Game Art program teaches the skills needed to become a game artist. This field is all about creating the visual elements that make up the aesthetic and atmosphere of a video game. Their responsibilities often include designing characters, environments, objects, and visual effects that align with the game's narrative and gameplay mechanics.

The Game Development Design program focuses on video game programming. Students are taught various aspects of game development, including game mechanics, programming language, user interfaces, artificial intelligence, audio, and graphics. Game programmers work closely with designers, artists, and other team members to implement features, fix bugs, and optimize game performance.

Computer information technology students study program and system design, computer communications, database development, web development, customer support, and software development in specific languages. It prepares students for prestigious careers as developers, programmers, programming analysts, database developers, or web developers.

The Data Science Technology program focuses on collecting, cleaning, modeling, and analyzing large data sets and extracting knowledge or insights using statistical processes and systems. Students also learn data source identification, retrieval issues and methods, data security, and the use of information tools.

The Electrical Engineering program prepares you for an entry-level position as an electrical engineer assisting engineers with planning, research, development, and design. The course focuses on the skills needed to troubleshoot electronic devices, perform operations, calculations, tests, and reports.

Registration for these new programs is now open and classes will begin in the upcoming fall semester. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the TCC website for more information on admission requirements and program details.

Anna Harden

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