January 11, 2011 | | Leave a comment Officials from the Gulf Coast Community College (GCCC), which is located in Florida, recently announced that it will be offering a new bachelors degree program in technology management, the News Herald reports. The school received approval for the program in 2010 and began offering classes this month. The curriculum requires students to earn 120 credits, 36 of which must fall into the general education category, 21 in technology management and 15 in a technology specialization. Courses will include a mix of lab work and online elements in an effort to accommodate working professionals. Officials told the news source that the program is designed for students who have previously obtained an associates degree in computer integrated manufacturing, computer programming and analysis, computer networking systems, e-business, electronics engineering technology or digital media. This program “is a great opportunity for students coming out of high school to go to college in this area and go for four years,” Dean Eavey, associate professor at GCCC, told the news source. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that individuals who earn a degree in technology management may be able to launch careers as computer network, systems and database administrators. Employment opportunities in this field are expected to increase by 30 percent over the next seven years.