Computer and Information Technology: Associate in Applied Science

For more information, contact the CIT Department Office on the Hamilton campus at 301 Mosler Hall (513-785-3132) or on the Middletown campus at 111 Levey Hall (513-727-3380).

Computer and Information Technology focuses on the development and support of computing and networked systems. Computing knowledge and skills are vital for professional success in any field and there will always be a need for technically skilled professionals. The Computer and Information Technology Associate Degree program provides two concentrations essential to contemporary computing, both leading to an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer and Information Technology.

The Software Development and Support concentration prepares students to design and create software in a variety of current programming languages and to support application programs and systems. The Networking concentration prepares students to design, install, troubleshoot, and support secure computer networks. Both concentrations provide a foundation of critical analysis, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills, all of which are critical for success in any technical position.

Program Requirements (64)

Students will take all of the Core requirements (51 hours), Technical electives (4 hours), and choose one of the Concentrations (9 hours) to satisfy the requirement of 64 hours.

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I)

ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3) (MPF I)

COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Rhetoric (3) (MPF IIB)

CIT 154 Personal Computer Concepts and Applications (3)

CIT 157 Foundations of Information Technology I (3)

CIT 158 Foundations of Information Technology II (3)

CIT 173 Multimedia Fundamentals (3)

CIT 214 Database Design and Development (3)

CIT 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3)

CIT 268 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (3)

CIT 273 Web Application Development (3)

CIT 276 Systems Analysis and Design (3)

CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3) (MPF V)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)

Miami Plan Global Perspectives elective (MPF III) (3)

Miami Plan IIA or Miami Plan IV elective (3)

Complete ONE of the following concentrations:

Please consult course descriptions to determine prerequisites for each course.

Software Development and Support concentration (9 hours)

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

CIT 263 Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC (3)

Networking concentration (9 hours)

CIT 281 Enterprise Network Infrastructure (3)

CIT 284 Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration (3)

CIT 286 Designing and Deploying Secure Enterprise Networks (3)

Technical Electives (4 hours)

Students may only choose elective courses that are not required as part of their concentration. Please consult course descriptions to determine prerequisites for each course.

1CIT 281 Enterprise Network Infrastructure (3)

1CIT 284 Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration (3)

1CIT 286 Designing and Deploying Secure Enterprise Networks (3)

2CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

2CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

3CSE 201 Introduction to Software Engineering (3)

3CIT 263 Advanced Topics in Visual BASIC (3)

CIT 253 Contemporary Programming Languages (3)

CIT 270 Special Topics in Computer and Information Technology (1-3)

CSE 153 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (3)

CSE 283 Data Communication and Networks (3)

1Not available to student in the Networking concentration.

2Not available to student in the Software Development and Support concentration.

3Not available to student in the Software Development and Support concentration if used as a concentration requirement.

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