What is Computer Information Technology?
The Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree that leads to both job opportunities and transfer options to 4-year universities. The CIT curriculum is supported by a solid foundation of general education classes that include writing, communications, computer and math skills. Students will obtain hands-on training to develop skills in computer networking, computer programming, hardware and software maintenance and web page design. If a graduate chooses, he or she will be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certifications exams.
What are my career options?
Computer support specialists are employed in professional, scientific, and technical services industries, principally computer systems design and related services. Substantial numbers of these workers are also employed in administrative and support services companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, educational institutions, software publishers, telecommunications organizations, health care organizations, and management of companies and enterprises.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate Degree in Applied Science (download the interactive xlsm file) — with the following specializations:
- Business Software and Support Track
- Data Center Technologies
- Generalist Track
- Informatics Track
- Information Security Track
- Network Administration Track
- Programming Track
- Cisco Networking Associate
- Cisco Networking Enhanced
- CIT Fundamentals
- Computer Support Technician
- Computer Tech Basic
- Computer Technician
- Digital Forensics
- Informatics Advanced
- Informatics Generalist
- Information Security Specialist
- Microsoft Enterprise Administrator
- Microsoft Network Administrator
- Productivity Software Specialist
Length of Program
The AAS degree can be obtained in 2-3 years, depending upon the readiness of the student to enter college course work.
Field Licensure Requirements
Some employers require certification in a particular software, network administration, or other related IT field, such as the COMPTIA Security+ certification as a condition of employment. None of these certifications are required to complete the program, but students are encouraged to pursue them to increase their job prospects.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.