Dwight Watt


March 2007 – present
Networking (Cisco/Windows), Computer Support and Cybersecurity Program Director/Instructor
Database Program Director/Instructor (2007-2009)
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (2009-present)
Northwestern Technical College (2007-2009)
Rock Spring, Georgia 30739
  • Teaches and develops classes in the database, networking specialist, cyber security, computer support specialist and web design and developer programs. At state level develops new courses and programs as executive CIST member. Courses include Access, Operating Systems, PC repair, HTML and Windows Server and client.
  • Teaches classes on campus (lab and lecture and hybrid), online, and at high school site (dual enrollment). Works actively with students for them to succeed in classes traveling if necessary to remote sites to meet them.
  • Assists instructors with problems with LMS and how to best convey information
July 1982 - present
Information Technology Consultant
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401 and LaFayette, Georgia 30728
  • IT consultant to area businesses, churches, manufacturers, individuals and government agen­cies.
  • Installation and maintenance of desktop computers and servers. Has corrected problems with systems software and wiring problems to improve efficient usage.
  • Web Page development and maintenance using HTML, MySQL and PHP and other languages. Both develops pages initially and updates pages developed by others
August 2019 - present
Information Technology Instructor
Chattanooga TN
  • Teaches courses in in the information technology area. Formats are hybrid and online
  • Teaches at main campus and Kimball (West) campuses
January 2006 – December 2006
Curriculum Consultant
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Atlanta GA
  • Coordinated statewide program standard and guide revisions for Computer Information Systems (CIS) technical college educational programs for degree, diploma, and certificate awards. Consolidated approximately 600 Technical Certificates of Credit programs (typically less than one year) offered at 34 colleges to about 35 Technical Certificate of credit programs for common programs at all technical colleges
September 2005 – June 2007
Peirce College
Philadelphia PA
  • Taught networking classes online from location in Georgia
  • Taught bachelors degree level courses
November 2005 – December 2006
Southern Wesleyan University
Central SC
  • Taught introduction to management information systems for business to students in bachelors business program
October 2006 – November 2006
Savannah River College
Philadelphia PA
  • Taught Windows (installing and maintaining) class
July 2001 - June 2005
Information Technology Department Chair/Instructor
Campus Georgia Virtual Technical College (GVTC) Coordinator
Heart of Georgia Technical College
Dublin, Georgia
  • Developed and implemented of new Information Technology curricula
  • Developer of campus Information Technology Department Internet Web pages
  • Managed switch of department lab and host connections to Internet college intranet.
  • Maintained and improved campus web pages. Took out of date web site and created new interface and made current fully representing the college. Worked with president in the design phase.
  • Instructor for Windows MCSE, A+, and Cisco CCNA certification courses. Instructor for Cisco Regional Academy (trained students and instructors) with hands on use of Cisco routers and switches.
  • Managed full and part-time faculty day, evening and off site
  • Coordinator of Campus GVTC (on-line course) initiatives, campus faculty facilitator for development of distance education courseware
September 1997 - June 2001
Microcomputer Specialist Instructor
Athens Technical College - Elbert County Campus
Elberton, Georgia 30635
  • Developed and implemented microcomputer specialist curriculum (program designed to prepare students for careers supporting and using PC software and hardware)
  • Counseled students with academic and personal problems
  • Created Athens Tech Microcomputer Specialist Internet Web Page
  • Taught Internet, Visual BASIC, Windows95, Office97 and 2000, JavaScript, operating systems (Windows95, Windows NT, AIX-UNIX, MS-DOS, LINUX, OS/400 and OS/2), HTML, network concepts, program design, computer concepts, and computer installation and repair classes
  • Utilized GSAMS (Distance Education by two way TV) for classes on Athens and Elbert County campuses
  • Served as Faculty co-advisor for Athens Tech Student Advisory Council – 1998-2001
  • Experienced user of multi-platforms and network topologies (IBM, Microsoft, and others)
August 1996 - September 1997
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Policy Management Systems Corporation (now part of CSC)
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
  • Analyzed programs for clients (COBOL, Assembler and RPGII)
  • Maintained and upgraded COBOL, Assembler and RPGII programs used in the property and casualty insurance industry. Programs were up to 20 years old and needed Y2K updates and fixed older programs no one onsite was still supporting.
August 1981 - August 1996
Computer Programming/Microcomputer Specialist Instructor (1988-1996)
Data Processing Instructor (1981-1988)
Swainsboro Technical College
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
  • Developed, implemented and managed the computer programming, microcom­puter specialist, and data processing curricula
  • Founded and advised National Technical Honor Society campus chapter
  • Created and maintained Swainsboro Tech Internet Web Page
  • Served as student council advisor
  • Instructed Internet, BASIC, Visual C++, COBOL, Windows, RPGIV, Pascal, dBase, WordStar, LOTUS 1-2-3, WordPerfect (DOS and Windows), Paradox for Windows, Excel for Windows, Word for Windows, and operating systems (AIX?UNIX, MS?DOS, OS/400, OS/2 and PC?DOS) courses
  • Recruited students for campus and information technology related programs
  • Maintained and used IBM AS/400 midrange computer, IBM personal computers
  • Designed and implemented token ring network
August 1981 - August 1996
Administrative Information Technology Support
Swainsboro Technical College
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
  • Trained administrative personnel in applications and computers
  • Troubleshooter for campus PC hardware and soft­ware problems.
  • Assisted in Banner student record software implementation
  • Implemented personal computer Internet connections on school wide token ring net­work
  • Designed, developed, implemented, and maintained campus programs for student record and attendance.
  • Developed payroll, accounts payable and general ledger programs.
  • Recommended hardware and software for academic programs and administrative offices
  • Responsible for technology operation, maintenance, and supplies
  • Used IBM RS/6000 midrange computer, and IBM personal computers.
  • Designed and maintained token ring network (software and hardware).
Summer 1992
Brewton-Parker College
Mount Vernon, Georgia
  • Taught CIS class about Office software at Montgomery Correctional Institute
January 1981 - July 1981, March 1986 and March 1989
System Operator/Assistant Programmer
The Cloister - Sea Island Company
Sea Island, Georgia 31561
  • Ran IBM System 36 midrange computer
  • Wrote programs in RPG
September 1979 - August 1980
Data Processing Instructor
College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
  • Taught RPGII, FORTRAN, COBOL and BASIC computer languages and other computer classes
  • Worked with midrange computer and personal computers
December 1977 - August 1978
Data Processing Instructor
York Technical College
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
  • Taught COBOL and FORTRAN classes
  • Assisted in academic computer lab
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