Computer Information Technology (455B)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Computer Information Technology

Nature of Profession

This program focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and communications support needs. The program includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, programming, application support and human interface design.

Related Job Titles

Some related job titles in this field include consultant, desktop support technician, hardware support technician, help desk technician, junior analyst, network administrator, network technician, server administrator, software support technician, technical salesman, technical writer and testing technician.

Program Design

This program requires Turning Technology clickers.

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program.

  • A+ logo
  • Network+ logo
  • Cisco CCENT logo

Courses

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2246 PC Troubleshooting & Repair 3
CSCI 1140 Introduction to Computers I 4
EENG 1105 DC Circuits & Devices 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 2

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1141 Introduction to Computers II 4
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
CSCI – – Programming Elective 4
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psycology 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1150 Operating Systems 3
CSCI 2254 Computer Architecture & Design 4
CSCI 2235 Network Management & Administration 4
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities Elective 3
– – – – – – General Elective 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
– – – – – – EENG or CSCI Elective 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
Program Total: 64

*Students can substitute CSCI 2280 – Co-Op (Technical Support) for the fourth semester computer science or electrical engineering elective. To apply for the co-op program, contact Josh Montgomery to schedule an interview.

Programming Electives

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1171 Java I 4
CSCI 2203 Visual Basic I 4
CSCI 2205 Mobile Device Programming 4
CSCI 2260 C Programming 4
EENG 2205 Digital Electronics 4
EENG 2255 Digital Communication 4

Faculty