The Computer Information Technology (CIT) department offers educational programs designed to provide students with current technological skills needed for the work-place. Working closely with local business and community leaders, several certificates and degrees have been developed for many workforce needs, including advancing career or college transfer goals. The CIT program provides leading-edge technology to promote relevant job skills in CISCO, Microsoft, Programming, Mobile Application Development, Cybersecurity, and more. The CIT program is suitable for:
First time computer users
High school graduates with some computer training
Professionals seeking cross-training or updated/new skills
The CIT certificates and degrees are designed for students with no experience as well as students with industry experience and/or prior degrees.
The specialty certificates designed for those who want advanced skills include:
Some of the job market titles addressed by these certificates and degrees are:
Network Security Specialist
Mobile Application Developer
Security Operations Specialist
Students seeking degrees in computer information technology may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the two levels of certificates.
Students will find coursework, taught by certified instructors, in our certificate and degree programs that lead to professional certification from vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL, and CompTIA.
Some courses may transfer to other institutions. Students should contact the transferring institution for details.
Students transferring to a bachelor's program in computer science should consider completing the Associate of Science in Computer Science. See the academic transfer section of the catalog for details.
Cisco and Microsoft Course Blocks
Students must complete courses from the Cisco Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in either the 1st year or 2nd year, AND courses from the Microsoft Course Block (12 credit hours) to be taken in the opposite year from the Cisco Course Block.
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