Computer Information Technology [Career Option]

Degree

Associate Degree | College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

What is Computer Information Technology [Career Option]?

Computer and Information Technology focuses on the development and support of computing systems. The Computer and Information Technology (Career Option) major allows the choice of one of two concentrations that are essential to computing: Networking, and Software Development.

The Networking concentration prepares students to design, install, support, and maintain security for computer networks, maintain hardware and software, and analyze and troubleshoot problems.

The Software Development and Support concentration prepares students to design, create and maintain programs in a variety of current programming languages, understand and use operating systems, and use and support application programs.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Broad foundation

At the regional campuses you can earn an associate's degree with an emphasis on either networking or software support, but will also acquire a variety of in-demand technical skills. An associate's degree can help you gain entry to the IT field as well as start you on your way to a bachelor's degree.

Courses scheduled with busy students in mind

We try to schedule courses at a variety of times to meet the needs of working students and students with families. Courses are offered in the evening, one day a week, online, and at different locations to help you complete an education while attending to the other important things in your life.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

The curriculum provides a foundation of critical analysis, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills.  It includes courses in mathematics, networking, databases, oral and written communication, software development, human computer interaction, web development, systems analysis and design, liberal arts, and others.

What can I do with this major?

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.

The proliferation of computers into every aspect of business and industry has created a high demand for technically skilled professionals who can design computer programs and systems, support users, and provide administration and maintenance of computer networks. This demand is expected to grow into the next decade.

Who can I contact for more information?

Computer and Information Technology

Hamilton Campus
1601 University Blvd.
301 Mosler Hall
Hamilton, OH 45011
513-785-3132

Middletown Campus
4200 N. University Blvd.
111 Levey Hall
Middletown, OH 45042
513-727-3380

citinfo@MiamiOH.edu