Information Support Services and Game Design
This information technology program is ideal for students with a passion to work with computing technology and video game platforms.
Students will have an opportunity to interact in an in-depth way with the knowledge of hardware, networking, software, and security skills required for the high paying jobs in the computing technology field.
Taught from an industry perspective in a non-traditional classroom environment, you will be engaged in interactive project-based learning activities and a modern online certification curriculum. This program covers computer hardware, software, networking, operating systems, cyber-security standards, databases, Internetworking, and important social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding information technology.
Game Design supports a creative understanding of programming, gameplay, and platform structure.
Students will gain knowledge of the fundamental principles used at every stage of the game creation process. The program embeds the computer science course of Game Design: Animation and Simulation as a fourth-year science for graduation and college admittance. Students learn programming in C# and game development through working with the Unity real-time development platform.
The Dual Enrollment program provides eligible students opportunities to earn both high school and college credit while studying at Grayson Tech. First semester students will take the college-level course CIST 1001 Computer Concepts. This course covers the fundamentals of processing, security, industry ethics, hardware operation, networking, the Internet, design concepts, and software at a rigorous college level. Students will be required to have passed a college entrance exam such as the ACCUPLACER, ACT, SAT, or PSAT to qualify for credit.
Industry Certifications and Credentials Offered
- TestOut: IT Fundamentals
- Test Out: PC Pro
- Microsoft Technology Associate: 98-367 Security Fundamentals
- Unity Certified Associate (Game Design pathway completers)
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Wendy Dyer is Information Services & Support and Game Design Instructor at Grayson Tech. Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's of Education in Mathematics. She received her Master’s in Mathematics Education and her Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction from Piedmont College. She has also received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Dr. Dyer taught a combination of mathematics, information technology, computer science & programming and game design over the course of her 20+ years at Grayson High School. She enjoys teaching computer science and serves as an advocate for equity in computer science. Her goal is to encourage all students to pursue their dreams in computer science and information technology.
- Computing System Diagnostics
- Hardware Selection & Upgrade
- Networking Equipment & Architecture
- Preventative Maintenance
- WiFi Implementation & Security
- Security & Threat Prevention
- C# and SQL Languages
- Game and Video Simulations
- Industry Certification Training
- Networking and WiFi Installation
- Software & App Installation
- Career Job Shadowing
- Security & Malware Protection
- IT Labs & Simulations
- Game Creation & Testing
- Game Developer
- Computer Technician
- Network Technician or Administrator
- Programmer / App Developer
- System Support Specialist
- Hardware Engineer
- Systems Architect
- Software Engineering
Colleges and Universities
- Gwinnett Technical College
- Georgia Gwinnett College
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Georgia
- Georgia State University
- Georgia Southern University
- Kennesaw State University