The Elms College newly re-designed Computer Information Technology & Security (CITS) major prepares students for careers as IT professionals, providing a breadth of knowledge and the skills necessary to become IT technicians, system administrators, network administrators, and cyber security specialists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts a 13% growth in computer and information technology occupations from 2016 to 2026. Computer security knowledge is becoming essential and in demand in most IT jobs. Recent graduates have gone on to work as technology support or help-desk technicians, webmasters, programmers, database administrators, and network and system administrators.
Our classes include computer programming, network administration, system administration, computer security, database design, web design, and incorporate cutting-edge topics such as mobile web and app development, and digital 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 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.
- Hands-on coursework
- Small class size
- Career-oriented curriculum
Sirvaughn Hobdy '17
“Cyber security is one of the most important fields today. If you look online or on TV, the biggest thing they’re going to talk about is making sure your accounts are secure.”
After majoring in CIT, Sirvaughn found a job as a remote support engineer. Working on the front lines of cyber security, he helps companies across the country keep their data safe from hackers. Read more about Sirvaughn’s career in cyber security.