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The computer industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. The rapid spread of computer-based technologies requires skilled technicians wherever there are computers:
The Computer Information Technology (CIT) program prepares you for today’s constantly changing workplace with four separate career paths, each offering skill-specific awards. Based on the skill sets you build, you’ll have a wide variety of options in a competitive job market.
Computer Information Technology Career Paths
Networking/SecurityNetwork specialists design, install, configure, administer, evaluate and test a wide array of networks including LANs (local area networks), WANs (wide area networks), Internet-based networks, intranets, voice communication and wireless systems, VPNs (virtual private networks) and cloud-based networks. PC SupportPersonal computer support specialists install computer hardware and software, interpret and resolve problems for users, and provide technical support for hardware, software and systems. ProgrammingProgrammers design, write and update computer programs or software using programming languages such as C, Objective-C, C++, C#, Java and Visual Basic.NET. They perform these tasks for a wide variety of platforms that include Apple and Windows desktop; Apple, Windows and Android mobile; and Web. Web/Internet ServicesWeb developers design, code, test and debug Web-based programs and media to create, publish and maintain websites. They integrate graphics, text and digital audio/video using both server-side and client-side technologies to develop rich Internet applications and Web services.
CIT Degree and Certificate Options
The modular program structure provides a set of building blocks to help you achieve success and gain confidence. Earn one certificate or skills achievement award in a particular area, or combine several to earn an associate degree.
Courses in Computer Information Technology are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD; however, not all awards are offered at every college. Please check with an academic advisor at the college of your choice to find the right fit for your educational and career goals.
See all degrees and certificates in Computer Information Technology.
The catalog link to each award lists course requirements and which college offers a specific degree or certificate.