Computer information technology (CIT) majors explore many topics as they prepare to become technology professionals. Our classes include computer programming, web design and programming, networking, computer security, database design, and game design, and incorporate cutting-edge topics such as mobile web and app development, and digital forensics. Our flexible curriculum requirements allow students to choose course electives according to their interests: for example, programming, web development, game design, or computer security and forensics. An internship and a senior capstone portfolio course give students even more hands-on experience. The CIT major and minor requirements are listed on the CIT Curriculum and Courses page. We also have a popular Digital Forensics and Cyber Security minor.
All of our classes are taught in our state-of-the-art computer lab with a teaching style that is applied, interactive, and hands-on. Class sizes are small, with 10-17 students per class.
Recent graduates have gone on to work as technology support or help-desk technicians, webmasters, programmers, database administrators, and network and system administrators.
- Hands-on coursework
- Small class size
- Career-oriented curriculum
Computer Information Technology major Trifon Bish ‘17 has always been a gifted athlete—he was an integral part of the Blazers basketball team for four years— but perhaps his most surprising accomplishment was becoming an NCAA Div III All-American long jumper, despite never having participated in the sport before his senior year of college. He ended the inaugural season of the Blazer track and field team as the Division III New England Long Jump Champion, ranked third nationally in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump. A Hartford resident, Trifon is considering continuing his education and obtaining his master’s degree (he still has two years of eligibility as a track athlete) or taking one of the several job offers he has had from companies he interned with during college.