The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.
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The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most program courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.
Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Program areas of study include:
The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 12 percent growth in employment of computer and information technology occupations from 2014 to 2024. Growth in these occupations is credited in part to an emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and the continued demand for mobile computing. Students who pursue this course of study may find employment opportunities in networking and computer systems administration, database administration, and software development, in job roles such as: