What is Computer Information Technology?
The Computer and Information Technology program offers three specific areas of study for careers in today's complex digital world: These include Network Administration, Internet Technologies, and Information Security.
- Network and computer systems administrators design, install, and support an organization's computer systems.
- Internet Technologies specialists design, deploy, and manage web sites from both a hardware and software perspective.
- Information Security specialist learn offensive and defensive techniques to protect their clients digital interests. Instruction involves topics such as operating system security and network security design.
What are my career choices?
You have several career choices as an IT professional. These include becoming a computer programmer, a network administrator, a web site developer or administrator, and an information security specialist. With today's digital world, graduates are employed in every sector of society including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, education, military and others. You can find employment with private or publicly-managed companies, as well as operate your own company.
|Computer and Information Technology Career||Median Annual Salary*|
|Information Security Specialist||$61,502|
|Computer Support Technician||$42,236|
|Computer Tech Basic||$42,236|
|CISCO Networking Associate||$53,912|
|CISCO Networking Enhanced||$53,912|
|Information Security Track||$53,912|
|Internet Technologies Track||$53,912|
|Network Administration Track||$53,912|
Credentials Available at SKYCTC
|Security+ Prep Certificate: 3 Total credit hours|
|A+ Prep Certificate: 4 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Computer Tech Basic Certificate: 11 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Computer Technician Certificate: 14 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|CISCO Netowrking Associate Certificate: 16 Total Credit Hours|
|Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours|
|Information Security Specialist Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours|
|Digital Forensics Certificate: 20 Total Credit Hours|
|CIT Fundamentals Certificate: 23 Total Credit Hours|
|CISCO Netoworking Enhanced Certificate: 24-25 Total Credit Hours|
|Information Security Associate Degree: 60 Total Credit Hours|
|Internet Technologies Associate Degree: 60 Total Credit Hours|
|Network Administration Associate Degree: 60-63 Total Credit Hours|
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- CISCO Networking Associate
- CISCO Networking Enhanced
- CIT Fundamentals
- Digital Forensics
- Information Security Specialist
- Microsoft Network Administrator
For Network Administrator course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For Internet Technologies course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.
This program has no special admission requirements.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.