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
 
Total Units 22
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Use advanced Word Processing features for business applications
  2. Type 60 words per minute
  3. Use PC-based database management system

Android Application Security Support Specialist Certificate

This certificate provides a comprehensive overview of Android Application Security.  Students will understand Android devices and how to secure them. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for entry-level work in Information Technology.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 088 Introduction to Android Security 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
  or
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
  or
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CS 076 Android App Development 3
 
Total Units 18 - 19
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:

Students who complete the Android Application Security Support Specialist Certificate will gain entry-level job skills using Android devices and securing such devices.


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.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
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
 
Total Units 12
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Design a small office/home office (SOHO) network with Internet Protocol version 4
  2. Attach networking components to a Lan & WAN network using standard cables and connectors
  3. Configure routers to operate in a SOHO environment including proper password policies and basic security
  4. Configure SOHO local area network (LAN) network equipment including support for virtual LANs (VLANs)
  5. Configure SOHO equipment for connection to a wide area network (WAN)

CIT - Management Information Systems A.S. Degree Major

The Management Information Systems Associates of Science degree prepares students to work with Computerized Information Systems that involve substantial use of databases and servers. Students with this degree are prepared for employment related to computer systems, networks, databases, or information security. To graduate with a specialization in CIT Management Information Systems, students must complete all requirements for this degree plus the general breadth requirements. (minimum total = 60 units)
REQUIRED COURSES Units
BUSAD 127 Business Communication 3
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 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 215 Database Management Systems 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
 
Total Units 24
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. Will understand basic Personal Computer (PC) system hardware and software architecture and their capabilities
  3. Will be able to 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
  4. Transfer to a feeder 4-year university and complete a bachelor’s degree in MIS
  5. Will be able to compete and gain entry level position in field of management information systems

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

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

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

Digital Forensics Certificate

This certificate consists of 18 units that will prepare students with the knowledge required for analyzing, investigating, and writing reports pertaining to basic digital forensics. This certificate will help to prepare students for entry-level work in the digital forensics field.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 127 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
CIT 155 Systems and Network Administration 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
 
Total Units 18
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic computer forensic concepts; utilizes proper investigative procedures relative to the individual, corporate, and criminal rights, responsibilities, and law; formulates and executes an investigative plan
  2. Utilize basic methods and techniques of forensic investigation; use forensic software to secure and analyze various digital media at a basic level; evaluate and effectively implement various forensic utilities and software; access, document and evaluate hidden data files 
  3. Use basic investigative techniques for various operating systems; Creates and presents legal reports and analysis of forensic investigation results, as well as be able to compete for an entry-level position in the field of Digital Forensics.

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
CS 120 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET 4
  or
CIT 215 Database Management Systems 3
 
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

Information Systems and Technology A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum 60 semester units). The A.S. Degree in Information Systems and Technology is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degree from a four-year institution.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
  or
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
BUSAD 210 Business Law 3
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 116 Database Management: Access 3
CIT 140 Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 215 Database Management Systems 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
CS 120 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET 4
MATH 102 College Algebra 4
  or
MATH 151 Precalculus 4
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES: Units
CS 215 Programming with Java 4
CS 077 Introduction to C-Sharp 4
 
Total Units 33
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Student will demonstrate level of preparation appropriate for a program that is designed to serve as a transfer course to CSU San Bernardino (CSUSB) by being accepted as a transfer student at CSU San Bernardino with a major in Information Systems and Technology major at CSUSB.

iOS Application Security Support Specialist Certificate

This is a comprehensive introduction to iOS Application Security. The certificate provides students with the knowledge required to understand Inter-network Operating System (iOS). Graduating students from this program will be prepared for entry level work in Information Technology.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
  or
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
  or
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 089 Introduction to iOS Application Security 3
CS 074 iOS App Development 3
 
Total Units 18 - 19
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
Students who complete the iOS Application Security Support Specialist Certificate will gain an understanding of Inter-network Operating System (iOS) and how to protect them from hacks.  

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 048 Medical Office Procedures 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 031 Business English 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

Web Application Security Support Specialist Certificate

This certificate will provide students with the knowledge required to understand web security, how to protect web resources and password administration management online. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for entry level work in Information Technology.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
CIT 110 Information and Communications Technology Essentials 4
  or
CIT 128 Introduction to Linux OS 3
CIT 160 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
CIT 232 Computer Network Fundamentals 3
  or
CIT 091 Computer Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking Academy) 3
CIT 090 Introduction to Web Security 3
CS 075 Introduction to Web Development 3
 
Total Units 18 - 19
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
Students who complete the Web Application Security Support Specialist Certificate will acquire the knowledge to gain entry-level position in web security, protection of web resources and password administration management online.

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