Computer Information Technology
The Computer Information Technology curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs.
Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand.
Emphasis is placed on :
- Computer operations and terminology
- Operating systems
- Technical support.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information. Graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams.
CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:
- Associate's Degree (A.A.S.)
- Certificate: Database Specialist
- Certificate: Software Specialist
For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum. Courses in the Information Systems program are taught during the day and evening.
The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states "Employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, as organizations continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technology and integrate it into their systems. Job growth will continue to be driven by the ongoing expansion of the computer system design and related services industry, which is projected to remain one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. economy. As computers and software become more complex, support specialists will be needed to provide technical assistance to customers and other users"((Visited 2006, Aug. 10)).
To learn more about employment outlooks and working environment in the Computer Information Technology field, go to
- Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook or
- DISCOVER/ACT career exploration tool.