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.
- Information Security Track (60 credit hours)
- Internet Technologies Track - Web Administration (60 credit hours)
- Internet Technologies Track - Web Programming (60 credit hours)
- Network Administration Track - Cisco Network Associate (60 credit hours)
- Network Administration Track - Microsoft Windows Administration (60 credit hours)
- Programming Track - Information Systems (60 credit hours)
- Programming Track - Software Development (60 credit hours)
- A+ Prep (4 credit hours)
- Net+ Prep (4 credit hours)
- Computer Tech Basic (11 credit hours)
- Security+ Prep (3 credit hours)
- Computer Technician (14 credit hours)
- CIT Fundamentals (23 credit hours)
- Information Security Specialist (19 credit hours)
- Web Administration (21 credit hours)
- Web Programming (24 credit hours)
- Cisco Networking Associate (16 credit hours)
- Cisco Networking Enhanced (24-25 credit hours)
- Microsoft Network Administrator (19 credit hours)
- Microsoft Enterprise Administrator (22 credit hours)
- Programming (12 credit hours)
- Mobile Apps Development (18 credit hours)
- Digital Forensics (20 credit hours)
- Informatics Programming (12 credit hours)
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- CISCO Networking Enhanced Certificate
- CIT Fundamentals Certificate
- Computer Forensics Certificate
- Information Security Specialist Certificate
- Microsoft Network Administration Certificate
- Web Administration Certificate
- Web Programming Certificate
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This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.