Computer Information Technology
In the Computer Information Technology (CIT) program, applications are given more emphasis than formal properties. The student acquires a systematic body of knowledge with respect to business problems and their solutions. Emphasis is given to business information systems, network administration, service support, system administration, and web based systems. Students should note that, although the introductory sequence in the curriculum is programming, information technology involves much more than programming. The CIT program prepares the student for work in the business arena.
The Business Information Systems concentration prepares students for work in companies where business skills, computer technology, and management information systems intersect. Graduates with this concentration will work with (or produce) computer-based information systems.
The Interactive Multimedia Application Development concentration prepares students for work in businesses that produce computer applications containing interactive multimedia components. Graduates with this concentration will work with (or produce) computer technology products such as graphical user interfaces, web-based applications, computer-based training programs, kiosks, computer graphics, and computer games.
The Information Assurance and Security concentration will prepare students to critically assess information storage systems such as the Cloud and local network and data access. Graduates with this concentration will seek careers in the field of system analysis, cloud security, database analysis, system redundancy, and other opportunities that focus on protecting, securing, and controlling access to all data storage and information systems.
Requirements for the Major in Computer Information Technology
CIT Core, Concentration, and a Senior Project
CIT Core: 15 s.h.—CSC 2010, 2020, 2200; MAT 1050 (or higher), 1100 (or higher).
CIT Concentration in Business Information Systems: 48 s.h.—ACC 2510, 2530; BUS 3320, 3430; ECO 2160, 2610, 2620; CSC 3010, 3090, 3050, 3100, 4200; and 4 courses from the following: COM 3060 and any additional CSC courses at 3000 level or above except CSC 4900.
CIT Concentration in Interactive Multimedia Application Development: 42 s.h.— CSC 3010, 3050, 3090, 3100, 3500, 4200, 4400, 4500; and 6 courses from the following: COM 3040, 3060, 3310, 3410, 3530 and any additional CSC Courses at 3000 level or above except CSC 4900.
CIT Concentration in Information Assurance and Security: 45 s.h.— CSC 3010, 3100, 3600, 3500, 3650, 3650, 3680, 3700, 3750, 3800, 3850, 3900, 4110, 4200, and two additional CSC courses at the 3000 level or above except CSC 4900.
Senior Project: 3 s.h.—CSC 4900
Requirements for the minor in Computer Information Technology
21 s.h.— CSC 2010, 2020, 2200, 3010, 3050; MAT 1050 (or higher), 1100 (or higher).