Nature of Work
Emerging technologists work with advanced, even experimental technologies to increase the flow of communication, expand profit margin, and/or deliver products internally within the organization and externally to the organization's customers. Because of the rapid developments in technology, emerging technologists are constantly learning and updating their skill sets and evaluating new innovations.
Emerging technologists in public safety need to be able to work agilely in all areas of new technology and innovation. From mobile technology to drones, emerging technologists will be on the front line of ensuring the safety and security of the general public. Emerging technologists will supply and maintain the hardware and software used by public safety officers, and they will use their expertise to enhance older technologies and innovate ways of using bleeding-edge technologies to adapt to the needs and challenges faced by their public safety organization.
Emerging technologists work in many different places and fill many different roles. They are employed by small businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies. As technology becomes more and more personal, the need for emerging technologists will continue to grow. Economic forecasts indicate that job opportunities are expected to increase by 25 percent per year from 2012 through 2022. In Georgia the need for Emerging Technologists in the communication, entertainment, and security fields has grown with skilled employees in short supply.
Credentials You Can Earn
The Higher Education Act requires all colleges and universities to notify students and prospective students of all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses:
- Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
- Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
- Campus Supply Fee ($40 per term)
- Instruction Fee ($55 per term)
- Parking Fee ($20 per term)
- Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
- Registration Fee ($50 per term)
- Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
- Technology Fee ($105 per term)
FacultyMark Evans, Program Chair
Mark Evans earned a Master's Degree from North Georgia College and State University, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and an associate degree from New Mexico Military Institute. He has completed additional graduate studies at the University of Georgia. Mark serves as a mentor for the Madison County 4-H Robotics Team and is a teacher of drone use, design, and maintenance.Office Location: Athens Campus
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