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.

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

Transfer Agreements

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


First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1120 Computer Applications 4
CSCI 2246 PC Troubleshooting & Repair 3
CSCI 2275 Professionalism 2
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1121 Structured Programming 4
CSCI 1150 Operating Systems 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psycology 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
CSCI 1155 Linux 3
CSCI 2233 CISCO Introduction to Networks 3
CSCI – – Programming Elective 4
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities Elective 3
– – – – – – General Elective 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
CSCI 2234 Server Administration 3
CSCI 2236 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CSCI 2240 Systems Analysis 3
– – – – – – EENG or CSCI Elective 3
Program Total: 63

*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