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Computer Information Technology (455B)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Computer Information Technology

Offered on: Central Campus (Afternoon/Evening)

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.

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Transfer Agreements

Southern State has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer agreements for Computer Information Technology below.

  • Franklin University
  • WGU Ohio
  • Bellevue University

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. Learn more about certifications at the Testing Center.

  • Security+ Logo
  • A+ logo
  • Cisco CCENT logo

Program Design

This program requires Turning Technology clickers.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Design, code and develop applications for multiple operating systems to control operations inside and outside a computer system.
  • Create and implement a plan to install, configure and troubleshoot multiple computer operating systems.
  • Create and implement a plan to install, configure, and troubleshoot networking hardware and software.
  • Analyze and understand the impact of securing information on a computer system.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to be a professional in an information technology work setting.


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities Elective 3
CSCI 2246 IT Fundamentals 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
CSCI 1121 Introduction to Computer Programming 4
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1150 IT Essentials 3
CSCI 2260 Microcontroller Programming 3
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 1

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2233 CISCO Introduction to Networks 3
CSCI 1155 Linux 3
CYBR 2210 CompTIA Security + 3
– – – – – – General Elective 3
– – – – – – CSCI Elective 4

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
CSCI 2290 Computer Information Technology Capstone 3
CSCI 2236 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
Program Total: 63

Computer Science Electives

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1199 Seminar 1-6
CSCI 2218 Excel 3
CSCI 2280 Co-Op Technical Support 2-12

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