computer information technology overview

CIT Overview

The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information system needs.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.

Salaries may vary based on size of business and other factors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to do the following upon graduation.

1. The student will build a functional computer
2. The student will manage operating system software
3. The student will develop basic network guidelines and plans to meet real-world business needs
4. The student will create databases to meet real-world business needs
5. The student will create a basic website to meet real-world business needs
6. The student will create documents using off-the-shelf application software to address business needs
7. The student will recommend technology business solutions

Degree Program:

Check out the semester-by-semester curriculum for the current program year, but please be sure to meet with your Computer Technologies advisor about your catalog year, as the courses may differ from what is currently posted online. The CIT degree is 5 semesters in length.


Certificates are a great way to learn new skills and increase your employability without going through an entire degree program. Certificates are typically 2-3 semesters in length.


Please be sure to see a Computer Technologies faculty member for advising. If you are a new student, please bring your PIE form (received during placement testing) when you meet with your advisor the first time. Due to sequencing of courses, it is critical to meet regularly with your advisor in the CT department to ensure prereqisites are met.

Program Costs

Online Courses

Taking an online course requires a student with motivation and access to the necessary pc and software requirements. If you are new to taking courses online, you also may want to take an online orientation workshop, offered in the Balsam building at the beginning of the semester. This will help you get up to speed on how to use Moodle to navigate your online course. Please contact Kathie Doole at for more information.

Find out more about specific online courses

Sample Student Work:

Database (Access) - Relationships view Web Design (Dreamweaver) - article layout - semantic, valid xhtml/CSS Web Design (Dreamweaver) - article layout - semantic, valid xhtml?CSS Web Design (Dreamweaver) - semantic, valid xhtml/CSS Web Design (Dreamweaver) - semantic, valid xhtml/CSS Web Design (Dreamweaver) - semantic, valid xhtml/CSS Web Development - database-driven website Web Development - php code for database-driven website