Academics Home | Academics | Computer Information Technology | More About the Program More About: Computer Information Technology Program goals Offer an effective training program that meets the information technology needs of business and industry. Provide training to students using up-to-date computer hardware and software. Provide students with opportunities for hands-on experience using computer hardware, operating systems, applications, networks, security, database, programming languages, and Web development tools. Keep curriculum current as new technologies emerge. Key Points about the CIT Program Starting dates The CIT program accepts new students each quarter. Students can attend either full-time or part-time. AS degree: This is a two-year degree that prepares you to start an exciting career in information technology following your graduation. Required core classes make you a well-rounded IT professional with applications/web development, networking, and support options that allow you to focus on the IT area of interest to you. Certificate: To earn this award, you must complete a specific set of beginning-level courses to provide basic computer skills. The Certificate is for anyone wanting to add basic computer training to already existing skills, primarily for employment outside the information technology field. It takes a minimum of nine months to earn a Certificate award. Course delivery options: All courses required for the CIT program are offered day and evening; many are also available online. Students attending during the day may go full-time or part-time. Evening students can only attend on a part-time basis unless evening courses are supplemented with daytime or online courses. Most evening students work during the day and attend classes in the evening. Both day and evening students can choose to take online courses anytime the offerings fit into the course sequencing. Please note you cannot complete the entire program taking only online classes, and you cannot attend full-time taking only online classes.