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Colorado Christian University    
 
    
 
  Feb 19, 2018
 
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Technology


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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)

General Education Core (39 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


Communications (9 credit hours)


Written Communication


Additional Written Communication


Oral/Interpersonal Communication (choose one)


History, Behavioral & Social Sciences (9 credit hours)


Choose at least one history and one behavioral/social science course:

Humanities (6 credit hours)


Choose courses from 2 different disciplines. PHL 205A  is required.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Choose one Mathematics course.

Natural Science (3 credit hours)


Choose one Science course.

Required Foundations Core for the Bachelor of Science Degree: Computer Information Technology


CIT Foundations Core (15 credit hours)


Required Major Courses for the Database Management Emphasis


The Computer Information Technology degree with a Database Emphasis empowers students with a computer skill set relevant to today’s IT field.  The program explores the design, development and administration of both standard and unique databases, but also includes computer programming, software and application design, network systems analysis, design, and management, and computer information security for a well-rounded IT knowledge base. 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, network design and management, technical support, application design, information securities as well as other emerging technical fields.

Required Major Courses for the Networking Emphasis


The Networking Emphasis has as its focus “networking as a technical discipline” This emphasis combines networking with programming and databases to provide a holistic approach to computer information technology.  The networking emphasis challenges individuals academically and intellectually with hands on experimentation in networking and networking design. This approach equips students to influence the technical world at the network level while being able to converse with software and data engineers to provide robust solutions to complex technical issues.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree: Computer Information Technology


The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Computer Information Technology to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, business foundations core, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU Residency requirements .
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

 

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