This department is in the division of Mathematics, Business & Computer Technology.

Computer Information Technology (CIT)

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department provides a program of study for students who are preparing for employment in the field of computer management in business.

Overview

The CIT Department offers a complete introduction to computers and software, specific training in selected software packages, and advanced courses dealing with networks, specialized programming techniques, and management of computer facilities.

Degrees/Certificates

Administrative Assistant Certificate

The Administrative Assistant Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in today’s modern office. Students will learn computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications and writing skills that are needed for successful business communication. Student will learn computer skills through hands-on practice and various business project simulations.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 013 Intermediate Keyboarding 3
CIT 021 Word Processing: Comprehensive Microsoft Word 4
CIT 031 Business English 3
CIT 100 Introduction to Personal Computers 3
  or
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
CIT 116 Database Management: Access 3
CIT 118 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
 
RECOMMENDED COURES: Units
 
Total Units 22

*Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification examination.  This course of study prepares students for entry level employment in the computer networking field.  The certificate is part of the Cisco Networking Academy program and all instruction is provided by Cisco Certified Academy Instructors using Cisco certified curriculum.  This is the first level of Cisco certification.  This course of study is open to all students.

Units
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
  and
CIT 092 Basic Switching and Routing (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
  and
CIT 093 Advanced Routing and Switching Cisco (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
  and
CIT 094 Wide Area Network Technologies and Network Services (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
 
Total Units 12

Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate

This course of study prepares students for entry-level employment in the computer networking field. The courses also prepare students to take multiple industry recognized certifications from Cisco Systems, including the CCENT, CCNA, and CCNA Security. Students will also be prepared to take the A+ certification examination from CompTIA and the MTA examination from Microsoft. Most of the courses in this Certificate are part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 092 Basic Switching and Routing (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 093 Advanced Routing and Switching Cisco (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 094 Wide Area Network Technologies and Network Services (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 099 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 3
 
Total Units 22
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Attainment of Industry recognized certification(s) such as Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security (CCNA-Security)
  2. Participate in a student networking competition such as Cisco NetRiders
  3. Complete a computer networking internship experience
  4. Obtain employment part-time or full-time in a computer networking related field

Computer Support Specialist Certificate

The Computer Specialist Certificate is designed to provide students with skills in advanced computer technology pertaining to a wide variety of industry specific and government agency career paths. Students are required to have a basic knowledge of reading and writing as well as have completed Math 095 or assessed at a higher level.

Career Outlook: The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers proficient in various job functions. These jobs are categorized under the heading of Computer Specialist in the EDD Labor Market Information Occupational Projection Report. The Computer Specialist designation constitutes 97 percent of the Computer and Mathematical Occupations category. There are many career paths available mainly because employers' needs are so varied.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 092 Basic Switching and Routing (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 155 Systems and Network Administration 3
  or
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
 
Total Units 19
(Math 095 is required unless student is assessed at a higher level.)  
 
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software concepts and identify the appropriate hardware and software to adequately address an identified need 
  2. Given a technical problem to resolve, the student will demonstrate competency with Internet searching technology and apply Computer Information Technology analysis concepts by writing an analytical comparison of the various solutions discussing relative merits in terms of effectiveness of solution, ease of implementation, and security implications 
  3. Given a scenario that identifies ethical judgment options with regard to the application of computing technology, the student will write a short paper explaining which option they find the most ethical 
  4. Given a complex business information management scenario, the student will demonstrate mastery of a standard computerized office suite of applications by developing a computerized solution to the problem that uses different applications within the suite that best solve the various areas of the problem and utilizing automation capabilities of the suite integrate these into an integrated solution 
  5. Given a relational database schema and required information to retrieve, the student will demonstrate proficiency with Structured Query Language by creating a query to retrieve the required information 
  6. Given a network diagram, the student will demonstrate basic understanding of computer network technology by identifying the various components and describing their basic function within the context of the network

Information Security and Cyber Defense Certificate

A comprehensive introduction to the principles of Information Assurance, Information Systems Security, and Cyber Defense. Program content and outcomes are aligned with industry certifications and the recommendations of the National Security Administration/US Department of Homeland Security. Includes practical experiences with the application of Information Assurance principles to Systems and Network Administration.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
CIT 155 Systems and Network Administration 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
 
Computer Programming: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Units
CIT 150 Office Applications Development 3
  or
CS 120 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET 4
 
Statistics: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Units
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
  or
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
 
Total Units 23 - 24
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Attainment of Industry recognized certification(s) such as EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security, or CompTIA Security+
  2. Participate in a Student Cyber Security Competition such as Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, or National Cyber League
  3. Complete a Cyber Security related internship experience
  4. Obtain employment part-time or full-time in a Cyber Security related field

CIT – Management Information Systems Certificate

The Management Information Systems Certificate offers a complete introduction to computers, specific training in selected software packages, advanced courses dealing with programming, Databases, and networks.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 031 Business English 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
CIT 116 Database Management: Access 3
CIT 215 Database Management Systems 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
CS 120 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET 4
 
Choose one course from the following: Units
CIT 021 Word Processing: Comprehensive Microsoft Word 4
CIT 026 Computer Graphics 3
CIT 102 Advanced Computer Literacy 3
 
Total Units 25 - 26
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Use the Internet to find business and information technology (IT) information necessary to solve a business need, discerning authoritative from non-authoritative information sources and the bias of the information source
  2. Have a basic understanding of Personal Computer (PC) system hardware and software architecture
  3. Operate the PC operating system and common office applications such as a spreadsheet and database management system
  4. Analyze a business IT need, identify different components required to solve the problem, and create a solution that uses an appropriate combination of commercial software applications
  5. Recognize computer and network security threats and common approaches to preventing security compromises
  6. Given the structure of a relational database and a business report needed based on the database us structured query language (SQL) to retrieve the records required by the report
  7. Recommend computer network solutions to a business problem
  8. Prepare written reports and memos

Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

This course of study prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical coding and billing field. The courses are geared towards the students’ successful passing of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Certification Exam--Certified Professional Coder (CPC). During the course of study, students learn the basics of health care finance, office computer skills, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, computerized health record, and other recommended elective courses needed to succeed in the field.
Required Courses: Units
BIOL 155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
CIT 010 Beginning Keyboarding and Word Processing 3
CIT 045 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding 3
CIT 031 Business English 3
CIT 051 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3
CIT 100 Introduction to Personal Computers 3
CIT 144 Medical Terminology 3
 
Recommended Courses: Units
CIT 048 Medical Office Procedures 3
SPAN 015 Conversational Spanish I 3
 
Total Units 22
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Student will demonstrate mastery of course work by ensuring the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers
  2. Student will obtain employment as a Medical Coder/Biller or in an occupation where the application of knowledge and skills learned within this program are integral to routine duties of the occupation
  3. Given a technical coding problem to resolve, the student will demonstrate competency with Coding Software Program by applying Coding and Billing Guidelines

CIT – Office Technology A.A. Degree Major

To graduate with a degree in Office Technology, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (total = 60 units).

This degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions such as general clerk, information clerk, receptionist, and administrative secretary.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 013 Intermediate Keyboarding 3
CIT 021 Word Processing: Comprehensive Microsoft Word 4
CIT 100 Introduction to Personal Computers 3
  or
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 102 Advanced Computer Literacy 3
CIT 114 Spreadsheets: Excel 3
CIT 116 Database Management: Access 3
CIT 118 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
 
Total Units 22
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Operate the PC operating system and common office applications such as a spreadsheet and database management system
  2. Understand the hardware and software architecture of a contemporary Personal Computer system
  3. Type at 60 words per minutes
  4. Recognize computer and network security threats and common approaches to preventing security compromises
  5. Follow procedures and guidelines for efficient and effective business office operations
  6. Create a resume and employment application letter
  7. Prepare written reports and memos

Office Technology Fundamentals Certificate

This non-credit certificate prepares individuals with limited computer experience to meet the IT challenges faced in the contemporary business office. Individuals who complete this certificate will have the technical skills to work as an entry level clerk in a business office or begin a credit certificate program at a community college.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
BUSAD 601 Finding and Landing a Job 24
BUSAD 602 Working in a Business Office 36
CIT 601 Introduction to Basic Computer Skills 24
CIT 602 Microsoft Word Fundamentals 24
CIT 605 Microsoft Outlook Fundamentals 24
CIT 606 Computer Proficiency Lab 12
 
Choose one  
 
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: Units
CIT 603 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals 24
  or
CIT 604 Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals 24
 
Total Units 168

Career Opportunities

Faculty

Faculty Chair: Dr. Reginald Metu

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