AU and Augusta Tech Join Forces on Information Technology Program


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Augusta University and Augusta Technical College are partnering to offer a new program that provides a pathway to a degree in information technology.

The program allows students from Augusta Tech’s Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program to transfer to UA to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.

“The need for cybersecurity professionals is only increasing in the state and the country. Cooperation between higher education institutions is imperative as we prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s workforce,” said Brooks A. Keel, PhD, president of the University of Augusta. “We are grateful to Augusta Technical College for its continued and growing partnership with UA’s School of Computer and Cyber ​​Sciences and the Georgia Cyber ​​Center, as we maintain Augusta’s reputation as a cybercapital of Georgia.”

Leaders from both institutions helped launch the new program.

Cyber ​​students from both schools attend classes at the Georgia Cyber ​​Center. As part of the collaborative ecosystem, an on-site internship coordinator works with students to help them find internship opportunities with industry partners.

AU launches visual storytelling program

Beginning in fall 2022, Augusta University will begin offering a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital and Visual Storytelling.

Dr. Wesley Kisting, Associate Dean of AU’s Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, announced that the Georgia University System Board of Trustees formally approved the new program on August 10.

Kisting explained that this particular BFA in Filmmaking and Digital Storytelling is different from many other programs across the country.

“It’s not a traditional film or theater degree like a lot of people might think when looking at the program, which has a lot of film and theater components,” Kisting said. “It also incorporates courses in anthropology, creative writing and communication. It is therefore designed as an interdisciplinary program that is really aimed at students who are now growing up in what is called the creator economy.

The creator economy is a business model in which content creators accumulate many followers through social media and can directly earn money from their audience, Kisting said.

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