Computer & Information Technology, BS

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer & Information Technology (CIT) prepares students for careers in the information technology workforce, with skills necessary to design and implement complex information systems and services in business and industry. The curriculum in the CIT department is designed to enable students to work in this dynamic environment and to adapt to changes as they occur in this evolving world. In recent years, technology graduates have declined while job opportunities have increased, offering great opportunities to the CIT graduate. As technologies become more sophisticated, the need for those with computer degrees will continue to increase.

Computer & Information Technology careers include:

  • Application developer
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst or administrator
  • Information analyst
  • IT analyst
  • Network engineer or administrator
  • Programmer analyst
  • Project manager
  • Software developer, engineer, support or tester
  • Web developer

Computer & Information Technology (CIT) is an applied program in which students learn by doing. They apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to assignments they complete in the computer lab. CIT courses provide students with strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively in the business environment.

Computer Information Technology Course Requirements

  • Internet Foundations, Technologies and Development
  • Software Development Technologies
  • Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • Information Technology Architectures
  • Database Fundamentals and Programming
  • Networking, Systems Administration, and Security
  • Electronic Commerce and Business Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Math and Science
  • English Composition and Communication
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

Our mission is to serve the needs of the citizens, industries and community colleges of Northwest and North Central Indiana by:

  1. Providing a quality, applications-oriented education in a broad array of areas within the computer and information technology fields;
  2. Contributing to the advancement of technology and education through scholarly work, publications or active participation in professional societies; and
  3. Serving as a technical resource for our constituents.

 

The Program Educational Objectives of our Bachelor’s Degree Program are:

  1. Graduates of our program are employed in careers specifying, designing and maintaining computer-based solutions for businesses and other organizations.
  2. As their careers advance, graduates of our program will supervise teams of information technologists and manage projects that implement information technology solutions.
  3. Graduates of our program are prepared to advance their education and many will choose to do so.

 

Our core values are: focus on learning; respect and caring for all students; providing a safe and nurturing environment; valuing a well-rounded education; celebrating diversity; collaborating with others and working as a team; maintaining a professional attitude at all times; serving our profession, community, state and country; maintaining the currency of our knowledge; and devotion to life-long learning.

PNC General Education Core (30 credits)

Composition and Communication (9 credits)


ENGL 10100English Composition I

0 - 3 credits

ENGL 10200English Composition II

3 credits

COM 11400Fundamentals Of Speech Communication

3 credits

Natural Sciences and Technology

CNIT 17600Information Technology Architectures

3 credits

CNIT 19000CNIT Problem Solving

3 credits

CHM 11100, CHM 11500, PHYS 15200, or PHYS 22000 may be used to substitute for CNIT 19000.

Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits)

MA 15300Algebra And Trigonometry I

0 - 3 credits

MA 15400Algebra And Trigonometry II

3 credits

These General Education courses are required for the degree and must be taken as supplemental or major courses if not taken here.

Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

Choose one course from Humanities and one course from Social Sciences.
Take any Humanities and Social Sciences Gen Ed courses not included as supplementary or major courses for the degree.

FYE or Humanities Social Sciences

CNIT 10100Orientation To Computer And Information Technology

1 credits

Free Elective

2 credits

An elective can be any course, except CNIT courses for non-majors or those considered to be remedial for CIT.

PNC Supplemental Core (39 credits)

Courses

MGMT 20000Introductory Accounting

3 credits

OLS 25200Human Relations In Organizations

3 credits

General Business Selective

Choose One:
IET 10400Industrial Organization

3 credits

Before choosing this selective, review the prerequisites for the Interdisciplinary Selectives.  GBG 12700 may be substituted for General Business Minors only.

Economics Selective

Choose One:
ECON 21000Principles Of Economics

3 credits

ECON 25100Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 25200Macroeconomics

3 credits

Before choosing this selective, review the prerequisites for the Interdisciplinary Selectives.

COM Selective

Choose One:
COM 31400Advanced Presentational Speaking

3 credits

COM 31500Speech Communication Of Technical Information

3 credits

COM 32000Small Group Communication

3 credits

COM 41500Discussion Of Technical Problems

3 credits

COM 49100Special Topics In Communication

1 - 3 credits

COM 49100 is for Business Communication only.

Statistics Selective

Choose One:
STAT 21300Problem And Decision Theory

3 credits

STAT 22500Introduction To Probability Models

3 credits

STAT 30100Elementary Statistical Methods

0 - 3 credits

Before choosing this selective, review the prerequisites for the Interdisciplinary Selectives.

Liberal Arts Selective

Choose One:
Select courses from these departments only: ANTH, A&D, CDFS, COM, ECON, ENGL, Modern Languages (beyond Level 1), HIST, IDIS, MUS, PHIL, POL, PSY, SOC, SWRK, THTR.

Professional Writing Selective

Choose One:
ENGL 42000Business Writing

3 credits

ENGL 42100Technical Writing

3 credits

Interdisciplinary Selective

Students must choose one selective in each of the five Interdisciplinary Areas below. Neither a selective nor its substitute can be used for more than one Interdisciplinary Area.

NOTE: Instead of five interdisciplinary selectives a student may substitute up to 15 credits from any approved non-CIT minor. If the minor has fewer than 15 credits, selectives must be chosen from enough Interdisciplinary Areas to bring the total of minor courses plus Interdisciplinary Selectives to 15 credits

Business Law

GBG 25900Law And Society

3 credits

GBG 26000Business Law

3 credits

OLS 36800Personnel Law

3 credits

Finance

IET 45100Monetary Analysis For Industrial Decisions

3 credits

MGMT 20100Management Accounting I

3 credits

Manufacturing

MFET 24300Automated Manufacturing I

0 - 3 credits

IET 22400Production Planning And Control

3 credits

IET 26800Facilities Planning

3 credits

IET 35200Operations Management

3 credits

MET 45100Manufacturing Quality Control

0 - 3 credits

Organizational Behavior & Human Res

COM 32400Introduction To Organizational Communication

3 credits

OLS 37500Training Methods

3 credits

OLS 37600Human Resource Issues

3 credits

OLS 38600Leadership For Organizational Change And Innovation

3 credits

OLS 38800Leadership Through Teams

3 credits

Quality Control

IET 36400Total Quality Control

3 credits

MET 45100Manufacturing Quality Control

0 - 3 credits

OLS 48400Leadership Strategies For Quality And Productivity

3 credits

Major Courses Required (51 credits)

Courses

CNIT 14100Internet Foundations, Technologies, And Development

3 credits

CNIT 15500Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming

3 credits

CNIT 18000Introduction To Systems Development

3 credits

CNIT 25500Programming For The Internet

3 credits

CNIT 27200Database Fundamentals

3 credits

CNIT 27600Systems Software And Networking

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 30400Operating Systems

3 credits

CNIT 33000Local Area Networking And Systems Administration

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 34300Advanced System And Network Administration

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 35000Object-Oriented Programming

3 credits

CNIT 37200Database Programming

3 credits

CNIT 48000Managing Information Technology Projects

3 credits

CNIT 48500Topics In Information Systems And Technology

3 credits

Choose Three:

Info Systems Selective
CNIT 35500Software Development For Mobile Computers

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 36100Software Redesign Using Cobol

3 credits

CNIT 36300Open Source Technologies

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 38400Requirements Discovery & Modeling

3 credits

CNIT 47500Electronic Commerce and Business Implementation

0 - 3 credits

CNIT 48100Information Systems Management

3 credits

CNIT 49900Topics In Computer And Information Technology

0 -3 credits

Students may receive credit for different offerings, and other 30000 or above CNIT courses as approved by the CIT Department.