The newly redesigned computer information technology & security (CITS) major prepares students for careers as IT professionals. Hands-on coursework provides you with a breadth of knowledge and the skills necessary to become an IT technician, system administrator, network administrator, or cyber security specialist.
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. 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.
Small class size
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CITS Major Requirements (42 credits)
# of Credit Hours
Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Programming
Networks and Security
Database Design and Management
A+ Certification: Hardware Maintenance
2 CIT/GDS Electives (6 credits) (see "Possible Electives" below)
# of Credit Hours
Technology Through Film
Mobile App and Web Development
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