Information Technology - Program Description

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum introduces the student to computer systems, networks, and communications. This academic program is appropriate for students seeking careers in information technology including network administration, operations, systems design, troubleshooting and management. Students have the opportunity to learn systems analysis and design, information management, security implementation, web administration and commerce, and programming.

Students in this Major

  • Develop management skills, communication skills, and other skills in order to meet their challenging career.
  • Are taught by qualified faculty in small classes.
  • Gain hands-on experience on computer hardware, networking, database management, web development, security implementation, and IT applications.
  • Will complete a Capstone Project and may take an internship.

Students work on removing a video card from a desktop computer.Career Opportunities

Placement opportunities are significant with an array of functional opportunities:

  • System Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • Web Master
  • IT Security Specialist
  • IT Position in any Industry

Potential Employers

  • IT Companies
  • Health Management Services
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Education
  • Military
  • IT Departments in any industry

Admission Requirements

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Students must be qualified to enter at least College Algebra (MATH 121) and Oral and Written Expression (ENGL 102).
  • Chemistry or Physics courses recommended.
  • Computer or technology courses are strongly recommended.
  • Transfers into this program must have a 2.0 GPA for admission. Students from other institutions and majors may have to complete certain bridge courses that could extend their graduation date.

Students who do not meet necessary prerequisites may be admitted to the College. However, completing the program may require more than four years.


The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
BSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
CITA 152 Computer Logic 3
CITA 163 Survey of Information Technology 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word1 (GER 1/2) 3
  MATH Elective (minimum MATH 121) (GER 4) 3

Semester II Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CITA 170 Computer Concepts & Operation Systems 3
CITA 171 Operating System Fundamentals 3
CITA 175 Computer Concepts & OS Lab 1
MATH 141 Statistics 3
  DEISJ Elective (GER 3) 3
  Natural Science Elective (GER 5) 3

Semester III Credits

Semester IV Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CITA 204 Systems Analysis and Design** 3
CITA 250 Information Security 3
  GER Elective (7, 8, 9, 10, or 11)  3
  GER Elective (any) 3
  GER Elective (any) 3

Semester V Credits

Semester VI Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
ECON 370 Engineering Economics 3
  U/L Program Elective - CITA/CYBR/GAME 3
  Program Elective - CITA/CYBR/GAME  3
  Program Elective - CITA/CYBR/GAME  3
  Program Elective - CITA/CYBR/GAME  3

Semester VII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CITA 440 Network Management 3
CITA 441 Network Management Lab 1
  U/L Program Elective - CITA/CYBR/GAME 3
  U/L Program Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3

Semester VIII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CITA 330 Emerging IT Applications 3
CITA 460 IT & Networked Economy 3
SOET 477 Capstone Project 3
CITA 480 Internship in Information Technology OR
2-Program Electives4



U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

All CITA courses presented for graduation must have a grade of C (or better) or transfer credit.

No more than 3 CITA credits with a course number below CITA 150 may be used for credit towards graduation.

Review the Index of Course Descriptions

Information Technology
Tatsuhito Koya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator