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What is Computer and Information Technologies?

This program includes tracks in Information Security, Internet Technologies, Network Administration, and Programming with a core of courses common to all. The core includes a general education component essential to a collegiate education and a technical component giving students an introduction to information systems, computer applications, program development, system maintenance, networking, security, Internet technologies, database design, and collaborative system development. In addition to core courses, students take specialty courses for their selected track.

What are my career choices?

You have several career choices as an IT professional. These include becoming a computer programmer, a network administrator, a web site developer or administrator, and an information security specialist. With today's digital world, graduates are employed in every sector of society including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, education, military and others. You can find employment with private or publicly-managed companies, as well as operate your own company.

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What are my degree and certificate options?

As of fall 2019, most new students will be required to successfully complete either FYE 100 (one credit hour) or FYI 105 (three credit hours) in addition to the requirements listed in the guided pathways for the degrees and sixteen credit hour or more certificates in CIT. Your advisor will help you determine whether you must complete the FYE enrollment requirement.

Degrees

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st Eight Weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (12 Weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 Weeks) 4
MAT 126 or higher - Technical Algebra & Trigonometry (recommend transfer students take MAT 150) 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
CIT 217 - Unix/Linux Administration 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261 or 262) 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (Suggested CIT 141, 142 or 144) 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Third Semester
Course Credits
CIT 182 - Perimeter Defense 3
CIT 184 - Attacks and Exploits 3
Approved Network Elective Course (Suggested: CIT 261, 262 or 264) 3
Approved Security Elective Course (CIT 284, 285, 286, 287 or 288) 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 293 - CIT Employability Studies 1
Approved Network Elective Course (Suggested: CIT 261, 262 or 264) 3
Heritage or Humanities Course (Suggested: ART 100, ENG 135, ENG 161, ENG 221, ENG 251, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 240, HIS 265, HUM 202, HUM 281, HUM 282, MUS 100, MUS 104, REL 130 or THA 101) 3
Natural Sciences Course (Suggested: AST 101, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 135, BIO 137, GEO 130, GLY 110, GLY 125 or GLY 130) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (Suggested: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 152, POL 101, POL 235, PSY 110, REL 130, SOC 101 or SWK 275) 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 13

Total Program Credit Hours: 60

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (twelve weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4
MAT 126 or higher - Technical Algebra & Trigonometry (Recommend transfer students take MAT 150) 3

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17

Second Semester
Class Credits
Choose two of the following three courses:  
CIT 150 - Internet Technologies 3
CIT 155 - Web Page Development 3
CIT 157 - Web Site Design & Production (3)
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 262 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 141, 143, 144 or 149) 3

Total semester credit hours: 15

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
CIT 264 - Microsoft Server Management 3
CIT 219 - Internet Protocols 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (Suggested: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 152, POL 101, POL 235, PSY 110, REL 130, SOC 101 or SWK 275) 3

Total semester credit hours: 15

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 255 - Web Server Administration 3
CIT 258 - Internet Technologies Seminar 3
CIT 293 - CIT Employability Studies 1
Heritage or Humanities Course (Suggested: ART 100, ENG 135, ENG 161, ENG 221, ENG 251, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 240, HIS 265, HUM 202, HUM 281, HUM 282, MUS 100, MUS 104, REL 130 or THA 101) 3
Natural Sciences Course (Suggested: AST 101, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 135, BIO 137, GEO 130, GLY 110, GLY 125 or GLY 130) 3

Total semester credit hours: 13

Total program credit hours: 60

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (twelve weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 161 - Introduction to Networks (2nd eight weeks) 4
MAT 126 or higher - Technical Algebra & Trigonometry (recommend transfer students take MAT 150) 3

Total semester credit hours: 17

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 167 - Routing & Switching Essentials 4
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 144, 145 or 149) 3

Total semester credit hours: 13

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 209 - Scaling Networks 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261 or 262) 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261 or 262) 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Heritage or Humanities Course (Suggested: ART 100, ENG 135, ENG 161, ENG 221, ENG 251, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 240, HIS 265, HUM 202, HUM 281, HUM 282, MUS 100, MUS 104, REL 130 or THA 101) 3

Total semester credit hours: 16

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 212 - Connecting Networks 4
CIT 293 - CIT Employabilty Studies 1
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 140, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261, 262 or 264) 3
Natural Sciences Course (Suggested: AST 101, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 135, BIO 135, BIO 137, GEO 130, GLY 110, GLY 125 or GLY 130) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (Suggested: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 152, POL 101, POL 235, PSY 110, REL 130, SOC 101 or SWK 275) 3

Total semester credit hours: 14

Total Program credit house: 60

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (twelve weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (twelve weeks) 4
MAT 126 or higher - Technical Algebra & Trigonometry (recommend transfer students take MAT 150) 3

Total semester credit hours: 17

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
CIT 213 - Microsoft Client Configuration 3
CIT 262 - Microsoft Network Infrastructure 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 149, 150, 155 or 157)

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Total semester credit hours: 15

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 261 - Microsoft Active Directory Services 3
CIT 264 - Microsoft Server Management 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (suggested: CIT 130, 140, 149, 150, 155 or 157) 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (suggested CIT 140, 143, 144, 145, 149 or 171) 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3

Total semester credit hours: 15

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 293 - CIT Employability Studies 1
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 140, 149, 150, 155 or 157) 3
Heritage or Humanities Course (Suggested: ART 100, ENG 135, ENG 161, ENG 221, ENG 251, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 240, HIS 265, HUM 202, HUM 281, HUM 282, MUS 100, MUS 104, REL 130 or THA 101) 3
Natural Sciences Course (Suggested: AST 101, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 135, BIO 137, GEO 130, GLY 110, GLY 125 or GLY 130) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (Suggested: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 152, POL 101, POL 235, PSY 110, REL 130, SOC 101 or SWK 275) 3

Total semester credit hours: 13

Total program credit hours: 60

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (twelve weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (twelve weeks) 4
MAT 126 or higher - Technical Algebra & Trigonometry (recommend transfer students take MAT 150) 3

Total semester credit hours: 17

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 141, 144 or 149) 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261 or 262) 3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3

Total semester credit hours: 15

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Class Credits
CIT 171 - SQL I 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 130, 140, 149, 150, 155, 157, 213, 261, 262 or 264) 3
Approved Level II Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 241, 244 or 249) 3
Approved Business Course (Suggested: ACT 101, ACC 201 or BAS 160) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course (Suggested: ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 152, POL 101, POL 235, PSY 110, REL 130, SOC 101 or SWK 275) 3

Total semester credit hours: 15

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 293 - CIT Employability Studies 1
Heritage or Humanities Course (Suggested: ART 100, ENG 135, ENG 161, ENG 221, ENG 251, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 108, HIS 109, HIS 240, HIS 265, HUM 202, HUM 281, HUM 282, MUS 100, MUS 104, REL 130 or THA 101) 3
Approved Level I or II Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 140, 141, 144, 149, 241, 244, 249 or 271) 3
Approved Management or Business Course (Suggested: ACT 101, ACC 201, BAS 160, BAS 200, BAS 283, BAS 287 or BAS 288) 3
Natural Sciences Course (Suggested: AST 101, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 135, BIO 137, GEO 130, GLY 110, GLY 125 or GLY 130) 3

Total semester credit hours: 13

Total program credit hours: 60

Certificates

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3

Total program credit hours: 3

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts 4

Total program credit hours: 4

First Semester
Class  Credits
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software 4

Total program credit hours: 4

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (12 weeks) 4
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4

Total program credit hours: 11

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3

Total semester credit hours: 3

Second Semester
Class Credits
Approved Level I Programming Language (Suggested: CIT 141, 142, 143, 144 or 149) 3

Total semester credit hours: 3

Third Semester
Class Credits
Approved Level II Programming Language (Suggested: CIT 241, 242, 243, 244 or 249) 3
Approved Level I, II or III Programming Language (141, 142, 143, 144, 145 or 149) 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 12

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Second Semester
Class Credits
Approved Level I Informatics Programming
Language Course (Suggested: CIT 142, 143 or 149)
3
Approved Level II Informatics Programming
Language Course (Suggested: CIT 242, 243 or 249)
3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 12

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (12 weeks) 4
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4

Total semester credit hours: 11

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3

Total semester credit hours: 3

Total program credit hours: 14

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 161 - Introduction to Networks 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 167 - Routing & Switching Essentials 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 209 - Scaling Networks 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 212 - Connecting Networks 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Total program credit hours: 16

 
First Semester
Class  Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (first bi-term) 3
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 146 - Swift I 3
CIT 149 - Java I 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 237 - iOS Programming 3
CIT 238 - Android Programming 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 18

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 160 - Intro Networking Concepts 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3

Total semester credit hours: 3

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 182 - Perimeter Defense 3
CIT 184 - Attacks and Exploits 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
Approved Security/Network Elective Courses
(Suggested: CIT 261, 262, 264, 284, 285, 286, 287 or
288)
6

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 19

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 111, 120, 130, 155, 157, 161 or 170) 3

Total semester credit hours: 7

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 213 - Microsoft Client Configuration 3
CIT 262 - Microsoft Network Infrastructure 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 261 - Microsoft Active Directory Services 3
CIT 264 - Microsoft Server Management 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 19

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (12 weeks) 4
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4

Total semester credit hours: 11

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
CRJ 204 - Criminal Investigations 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 284 - Computer Forensics 3

Total semester credit hours: 3

Total program credit hours: 20

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
Choose two of the following three courses:  
CIT 150 - Internet Technologies (3)
CIT 155 - Web Page Development (3)
CIT 157 - Website Site Design and Production (3)

Total semester credit hours: 9

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 262 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure 3
CIT 219 - Internet Protocols* 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 255 - Web Server Administration 3
CIT 264 - Microsoft Server Management 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

*Prerequisite of CIT 160 or CIT 161

Total program credit hours: 21

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested CIT 111, 120, 130, 155, 157, 161 or 170) 3

Total semester credit hours: 7

Second Semester
Class  Credits
CIT 213 - Microsoft Client Configuration 3
CIT 262 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure 3
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested CIT 111, 120, 130, 149, 155, 157, 161 or 170) 3

Total semester credit hours: 9

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 261 - Microsoft Active Directory Services 3
CIT 264 - Microsoft Server Management 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Total program credit hours: 22

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers (1st eight weeks) 3
CIT 111 - Computer Hardware & Software (12 weeks) 4
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts (12 weeks) 4

Total semester credit hours: 14

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3
CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals 3
Approved Level I Programming Language Course (Suggested: CIT 141, 142, 143, 144, 145 or 149) 3

Total semester credit hours: 9

Total program credit hours: 23

 
First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 120 - Computational Thinking 3
CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals 3

Total semester credit hours: 6

Second Semester
Class Credits
Choose two of the following three courses  
CIT 150 - Internet Technologies (3)
CIT 155 - Web Page Development (3)
CIT 157 - Web SIte Production and Design (3)
Approved Level I Web Programming Language
(Suggested: CIT 141, 144 or 149)
3

Total semester credit hours: 9

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 171 - SQL I 3
CIT 253 - Data-Driven Web Pages: Topic 3
Approved Level II Web Programming Language
(Suggested: CIT 241, 244 or 249)
3

Total semester credit hours: 9

Total program credit hours: 24

First Semester
Class Credits
CIT 161 - Introduction to Networks 4

Total semester credit hours: 4

Second Semester
Class Credits
CIT 167 - Routing & Switching Essentials 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 111, 120, 130, 155, 157, 160, 170, 180, 213, 261 or 262) 3

Total semester credit hours: 7

Third Semester
Class Credits
CIT 209 - Scaling Networks 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 111, 120, 130, 149, 150, 155, 157, 160, 170, 180, 213, 261, 262 or 264) 3

Total semester credit hours: 7

Fourth Semester
Class Credits
CIT 212 - Connecting Networks 4
Approved CIT Technical Course (Suggested: CIT 111, 120, 130, 140, 141, 143, 141, 144, 149, 150, 155, 157, 160, 170, 180, 213, 261, 262 or 264) 2-3

Total semester credit hours: 6-7

Total program credit hours: 24-25

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Transfer Opportunities

Morehead State University B.S. in Technology Management

Murray State University B.S. in Telecommunications Systems Management

Northern Kentucky University B.S. in Computer Information Technology – All Tracks

Northern Kentucky University, B.S. in Computer Information Technology – All Tracks

Northern  Kentucky University B.S. in Computer Information Technology – Web and Database Administration Track

University of the Cumberlands B.S. In Information Technology Sciences

Western Kentucky University B.S. in Computer Information Technology

Western Kentucky University B.S. in Workforce Administration

Western Kentucky University B.S. in Engineering Technology Management

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Program Coordinator

606.451.6670

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