A Connected and Flowing Industry
As an industry that continues to show consistent growth across the country and in Macon, the information technology field provides the opportunity to make high wages and do meaningful work. With powerhouses like the Middle Georgia Innovation Corridor and the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia has undoubtedly raised its tech game. With dozens of companies in the area from Intuit to General Dynamics Information Technology, Macon is a thriving tech hub in its own right. Our community is a growing and flexible environment needing the skills, logistical connectivity and technology insights of IT gurus. With numerous jobs available in the Information Technology field in and around Macon, you can have the chance to keep routers running and information flowing.
A multitude of degrees and certification programs from leading higher education institutions such as Middle Georgia State University and Central Georgia Technical College provide the training and support needed to quickly train and enter the workforce. At CGTC, credit hour commitments can vary from 14 (Inventory Control Technicians Certificate) to 65 (IT Professional Associate’s Degree), with the option to pursue plenty of other titles somewhere in the middle.
- Middle Georgia Innovation Corridor
- Technical, Trade, and Certificate Programs
- The Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center
The goal of the Middle Georgia Innovation Corridor is to one day label the Middle Georgia region as a “Software Center of Excellence.” Leveraging the region’s top-tier education, workforce, research, and strong ties to Robins Airforce Base, dynamic technologies and robust ideas are more evident than ever. For example, Blue Sky Software Development Innovation Lab brings together the great minds of software engineers at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex and computer science specialists from Mercer University to create new developments in extreme programming and lean production development. Furthermore, organizations like Macon Black Tech, a technology-focused space where Macon residents can safely collaborate and create, are encouraging networking opportunities and outreach in the tech community.
These are just a few examples of labs and centers motivated to create and innovate. Find more information on Innovation in Middle Georgia here.
Macon, Georgia is home to some of the best private, public, and technical schools in the region. Middle Georgia State University offers a wide-variety of prestigious degrees and certificates in the Information Technology area of study, from a Web Design and Instructional Technology minor to a FinTech Certificate, to many more. Additionally, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) offers degrees and certificate programs to jump start your tech career. The Business and Computer Technologies program of study includes a slew of areas, each relating to technology, logistics, and computer software. Learn progressive practices needed to differentiate yourself in the field at Central Georgia Technical College.
Full list of offerings here
The Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center at CGTC’s Macon campus is pushing the envelope daily with access to state-of-the-art industrial and manufacturing labs. The center offers both young and experienced minds the ability to broaden their skill sets and the potential to become leaders in their fields. CGTC also offers a vast range of IT certificates in areas such as Amazon Web Services Cloud Solutions, cybersecurity, and website design and development.