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The Computer and Information Technology degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of key technical areas including Computers, Networking, Servers, VoIP, Wireless, Cloud, and Security. This program prepares students for transfer, employment, and preparation for industry certification exams (CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA).

For more information about Computer and Information Technology, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: CIT.AAS.CIT

Program Requirements
CIT 1100IT Fundamentals2-3
or CIT 1120 Network Addressing Fundamentals
CIT 1111Computer and Hardware Maintenance3
CIT 1112Operating System Maintenance3
CIT 1121Introduction to Networks3
CIT 1122Routing and Switching Essentials3
CIT 1123Scaling Networks, Security, & Automation3
CIT/CIS 1450Intro to Linux/Unix Operating Systems3
CIT 1640Network Security Fundamentals3
or CIT 2251 Enterprise Network Security
CIT 2150Wireless Network Administration3
CIT 2410Enterprise Internet Telephony3
CIT 1710Introduction to Servers3
CIT 2710Computer Information Technology Capstone3
Program Electives
Select 10 or 11 credits from any 1000 or 2000 level CIT course 111
General Education
Select 18 credits18
Total Credits64-65

Students taking CIT 1120 Network Addressing Fundamentals require 11, students taking CIT 1100 IT Fundamentals require 10.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIT 1100 IT Fundamentals 3
CIT 1111 Computer and Hardware Maintenance 3
CIT 1121 Introduction to Networks 3
CIT 1122 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
MATH 1431 Precalculus I 5
Second Semester
CIT 1112 Operating System Maintenance 3
CIT 1123 Scaling Networks, Security, & Automation 3
CIT 1124 Connecting Networks 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3-5
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
Third Semester
CIT 1612 Windows PC Desktop Operating Systems 3
CIT 1613 Enterprise PC Support Technician 3
CIT 1710 Introduction to Servers 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3-5
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Fourth Semester
CIT 1640
Network Security Fundamentals
or Enterprise Network Security
CIT 1645
Internet Telephony
or Enterprise Internet Telephony
CIT 2710 Computer Information Technology Capstone 3
ElectiveProgram Elective 3-5
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3-5
 Total Credits65-73

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.