The Computer Information Technology program provides students with a strong computer background and an overview of the workings of the organizational structure. The latter is important since computers today are used to a large extent in meeting the informational needs of both large and small organizations. IT professionals are needed to assist management in implementing and maintaining computer systems.
Employment opportunities are expected to increase through the next decade. Computer information technologists function as end users, application developers or systems specialists trained to identify and implement the use of computing software packages.
As a career degree, the curriculum is based on job skills rather than transferability. Many Ohio colleges and universities accept this major; however, students interested in transferring should see their advisor for information on transfer options.
Possible job titles in Computer Information Technology include:
- applications programmer
- information center consultant
- IT director
- network administrator
- network engineer
- systems analyst
- help desk and user support
Microsoft Imagine is an annual membership program for departments that teach and utilize technology such as Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Systems departments. The membership provides a complete, inexpensive solution to keep academic labs, faculty and students on the leading edge of technology. What does this mean for Edison State's Computer Information Technology students? It means you get to download Microsoft software products, for academic purposes only, for free or nearly free. Software distribution to students occurs through the e-academy License Management System (ELMS). Ask your CIT instructor about Microsoft Imagine.
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