The Computer Information Technology degree empowers students with a computer skill set relevant to today’s IT field. The degree takes a “business requirements” approach and includes areas as diverse as computer programming; database development and administration; software and application design; database design; enterprise architecture using the Zachman Framework; Internet development; and computer information security. The program incorporates both open source and traditional languages and platforms. Students will actively learn how to meet business and communication needs utilizing best computing practices.
In addition to technical mastery, CIT majors will also be equipped with a core business education, all with a Christ-centered perspective enabling them to demonstrate excellence in the workplace and in their lives beyond the classroom. With this technical skill set, CIT majors will find themselves prepared for careers in a variety of potential areas such as computer programming, database development and management, technical support, application design and information securities, as well as other emerging technical fields.
Students choose either an emphasis in networking or an emphasis in database management. Please see below for specifics for each emphasis.
In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses, listed below.
Classes are taught on-site or online. Selected degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.
The Computer Information Technology degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (39 hours)
CIT Foundation Core (15 hours)
Major Core (36 hours)
Electives (30 hours)