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Program Overview

The Information Technology (IT) Curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Employment Opportunities:

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

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Kim White

Lead Instructor - Information Technology

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree (A25590), 43 credit hours must be included from the Information Technology Diploma (D25590).

Spring Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3
NET-126 Switching and Routing 3
NOS-110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
SEC-175 Perimeter Defense 3

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
CSC-134 C++ Programming 3
CSC-151 JAVA Programming 3
NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
Social Science Elective 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 28 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma (D25590), 12 credit hours must be included from the Information Technology Certificate (C25590/C25590X).

Spring Semester

CSC-153 C# Programming 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 3
CTS-135 Integrated Software Intro 4
SEC-110 Security Concepts 3
WEB-210 Web Design 3

Fall Semester

DBA-110 Database Concepts 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
NET-125 Introduction to Networks 3
WEB-151 Mobile Application Development I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 31 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation 3
CTS-115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
CTS-155 Tech Support Functions 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 12 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25590X).

Skills Training Courses


Learning Outcomes

  • Locate, analyze, and evaluate data to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize operating systems, hardware, and software to plan, design and/or create various application tasks as needed to input, process, and manipulate data into information.
  • Apply programming techniques and systems analysis that demonstrate an ability to think logically and critically.
  • Work collaboratively as a part of a team to complete a CIT project.

Program Costs

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,462.50 $4,918.50
Books and Supplies $748.75 $748.75
Total Cost $2,211.25 $5,667.25

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