Computer Information Technology

Computer Information Technology

A.A.S. / Certificate

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

63

Expected Hours for Certificate

21

What is Computer Information Technology A.A.S.?


Computer Information Technology AAS is designed for those students interested in employment in the computer service industry. The purpose of this program is to provide a student with the background knowledge of hardware and software and technical skills required to install and maintain computer systems. This program also helps a student prepare for Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and the following CompTIA certifications: Security+, A+ and Network+.

This is a technical program designed to prepare students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:


  1. Utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business and technology skills in the workplace.
  2. Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.
  3. Demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain features and capabilities of networking software.
  4. Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program Options:

  • Network Systems Design Technical Certificate
    • Complete your certificate in less than one year
    •  
  • Computer Information Technology Associate of Applied Science 
    • Two-year degree

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

*CITC 1302

Introduction to Networking

3

*CITC 1321

A+ Hardware

3

*CITC 1322

A+ Software

3

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for ENGL 1010.
  • Complete CITC 1302, CITC 1321, and CITC 1322 with a minimum grade of C. These courses are required as prerequisites to most future CIS/CIT/CITC courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Many classes are semester specific and are not offered every semester. Make sure you are registering for those classes during the semesters they are offered.

Spring Semester

CITC 1300

Beginning HTML and CSS

3

CITC 1301

Introduction to Programming and Logic

3

*CITC 1330

Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems

3

CITC 1333

LINUX LPIC- 1

3

*CITC 2337

Active Directory

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of learning support required for MATH 1530 and PHYS 1030.
  • Successful completion of CITC 1300, CITC 2337, CITC 1330 with a grade of C or higher is required.
  • Completion of all CIS/CIT/CITC with a grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1. Work with your advisor to discuss fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Many classes are semester specific and are not offered every semester. Make sure you are registering for those classes during the semesters they are offered.

Fall Semester

CITC 2190

Co-op / Internship I

1

CITC 1372

Android App Development

3

CITC 2323

Microsoft Network Infrastructure

3

*CITC 2326

Network Security

3

HUM 2230

 

Ethics

 

3

 

MATH 1530

Intro To Statistics

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of CITC 2326, CITC 2323 and CITC 2190 with a grade of C or higher is required.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of CITC 2326, you now have completed the requirements to earn a Networks Systems Design Technical Certificate.  See the Enrollment Services Office to apply for this certificate.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Many classes are semester specific and are not offered every semester. Make sure you are registering for those classes during the semesters they are offered.

Spring Semester

*CITC  2320

Windows Server Administration

3

CITC 1303

Database Concepts

3

CITC 2299

CIT Capstone

2

CITC 2369

Windows Server Virtualization/Configuring Certification

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Successful completion of CITC 2369 and CITC 2299 with a grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of this semester and all courses listed in the previous semesters, you have now satisfied the requirements for the Computer Information Technology AAS degree along with the Networks Systems Design Technical Certificate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Complete required program test and exit exams in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.

 

*Denotes certificate courses

What is Network Systems Design Certificate?

Network Systems Design Technical Certificate is for those students pursuing employment in the computer service industry. The curriculum is designed to provide a student with the background knowledge of hardware, software and technical skills required to install and maintain computer networks and systems.

This program prepares the student for industry-recognized certification(s). These specific industry-recognized certifications are a leading factor in the successful employment of information technology personnel. The candidates that successfully complete each of these certifications and enter the workforce will be prepared to design and implement a network infrastructure for business solutions based on the Microsoft and CompTIA standards.  The industry-recognized certifications associated with each of these courses prepare the student for both Microsoft and CompTIA exams. The student should be advised that the completion of these courses only prepares them to take each of the associated industry certification exams and does NOT certify them.  It is the student’s responsibility to register and successfully pass each exam. This is an embedded certificate that applies toward the A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, Students will be able to do the following:


  1. Utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business and technology skills in the workplace.
  2. Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.
  3. Demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain features and capabilities of networking software.
Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

What are my options at Cleveland State Community College?

Cleveland State Community College Program Options:

  • Network Systems Design Technical Certificate
    • Complete your certificate in less than one year
    •  
  • Computer Information Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
    • Two-year career degree

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

CITC 2326

Network Security

3

CITC 2320

Windows Server Administration

3

CITC 1321

A+ Hardware

3

CITC 1322

A+ Software

3


Fall Semester Milestones

  • There are no learning support requirements with the Networks Systems Design Technical Certificate
  • Compete CITC 1321, and CITC 1322 with a minimum grade of C. These courses are required as prerequisites to most future CIS/CIT/CITC courses.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Many classes are semester specific and are not offered every semester. Make sure you are registering for those classes during the semesters they are offered.

Spring Semester

CITC 2337

Active Directory

3

CITC 1330

Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems

3

CITC 1302

Introduction to Networking

3


Spring Semester Milestones

  • Completion of all CIS/CIT/CITC with a grade of C or higher is required.
  • Many classes are semester specific and are not offered every semester. Make sure you are registering for those classes during the semesters they are offered.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete these courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will complete your one year certificate.  Apply to graduate with your certificate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on Cougarnet.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss continuing on to complete your A.A.S. Degree.Consider continuing on to complete your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology.  Courses taken for your certificate will apply to the AAS degree!

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