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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology
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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program prepares students for the development and support of computer information systems. The program utilizes a combination of skill sets to assist the student in developing an area of expertise. Students will select either a Networking or Software track in addition to a Selected Studies component comprised of a variation of technology and information systems courses.

The curriculum is designed to give students a solid foundation in liberal arts as well as the practical and theoretical aspects of business. Several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications (A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, MCAS, CCNA, MCP, MCSA, and ICCP C++).

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UPOWER™ Self-Paced Learning

As an added benefit, UPOWER™ gives you control of your education. UPOWER™ is a fully online, self-paced program that enables you to earn your degree quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional college education. UPOWER™ also permits you to earn maximum credit for your prior learning, including skills you may have acquired on the job or through military service.

Is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology Degree Right for Me?

If you are looking for a degree that incorporates a variety of technology topics, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology may be the right degree for you. Computer information technology offers many options, such as database systems, information security, forensics, networking, software development, and web design and development.

This program may be a good choice for you if:

  • You enjoy working with new and innovative technologies.
  • You have the desire to contribute to technology projects.
  • You are a skillful troubleshooter and problem solver.
  • You demonstrate sound critical thinking skills.
  • You are a good communicator.
  • You enjoy working with others.

Technology is constantly advancing and all types of businesses need workers to help them maintain their competitive edge.  The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program builds on the foundation of the associate degree to prepare students for exciting careers developing cutting-edge computer information systems using client/server and multimedia web-based technologies.  

What is the Computer Information Technology Career Outlook?

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs.

Individuals with a broad spectrum of computer skills are in high demand in today’s business environment. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology,students achieve a working knowledge of widely used office application packages, database management tools, website design techniques,networking/hardware essentials, and programming and problem solving skills along with specialized skills within their focal area of study.

What Can I Do with This Degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology (CIT) program is designed to prepare students for the development and support of computer information systems through the utilization of a combination of skill sets which assist students in developing an area of expertise. The occupations that are included within this career field are growing rapidly and Hodges University is prepared to help pave the way for students interested in these exciting and lucrative computer information technology careers.

  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers 

Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology on-campus or online program during any semester. A full-time student enrolled in 12 semester hour credits per term, or typically three courses, can complete this program in approximately three and one-half years.

In the UPOWER™ program, you may begin six months of unlimited course access on the first day of any month. You will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits during you’re the six months. However there is no limit on the number of credits you may earn during the period.

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Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

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How is Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology Program Different?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology curriculum gives students an in-depth specialization within their area of interest, which builds on the materials that were introduced in the broad scope of the associate degree program. While completing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology, students have the opportunity to develop skills in a wide variety of technology topics, such as information security and forensics, networking, web/database management and software development. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have achieved the knowledge base to be prepared for an occupation that focuses on the development and support of computer information systems. The liberal arts and business components of this degree complement the technical component, making the student well-rounded and highly employable in today’s business environment.

UPOWER™ Self-Paced Competency-Based Learning

upower-logoTake advantage of your current knowledge with our UPOWER™ competency-based learning format. UPOWER™ is a self-paced, academically rigorous and highly affordable degree completion option that allows students to get maximum credit for prior learning, including previous work experience. Students receive the same high-quality education they would expect in a traditional classroom. However, students also have the advantage of completing courses and working with faculty at their own pace while earning their master’s degree at a fraction of the cost of a typical college education.

Our Programs Are CertifiedCNSS Logo

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified Hodges University’s Fisher School of Technology curriculum in information security for compliance with the requirements and standards of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Certifications included concentrations in information security, and networking and security in our undergraduate program.

Our Faculty

Fisher School of Technology students also have the advantage of learning from faculty members who have real-world experience.

Our Curriculum and Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program at Hodges University provides unique educational advantages through this career-oriented program, while focusing on the technical skills most useful in the computer technology field.

Several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications

Hodges University provides extensive computer hardware and software for hands-on student use. The University offers students the use of updated computer systems with the Microsoft Office Suite of products, Microsoft Visual Studio, local and wide area networks, direct access to the internet, a technology oriented library, and technology labs. More than half of our classrooms at Hodges are equipped with a computer for each seat, including several classrooms that are outfitted for advanced technology studies.

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Your Faculty Members

Al Ball
Dean, Fisher School of Technology
aball@hodges.edu
Carl Bolling
Adjunct Faculty
cbolling@hodges.edu
Daniel Long
Adjunct Faculty
dlong@hodges.edu
Diane Ball
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, and Professor
dball@hodges.edu
Don Cole
Adjunct Faculty
dcole@hodges.edu
Jesse Adams
Adjunct Faculty
jadams@hodges.edu
Jim Nichols
Assistant Professor and Technical Specialist
jnichols@hodges.edu
Joe Feliciano
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Information Systems
jfeliciano@hodges.edu
Kathy Muzyka
Adjunct Faculty
kmuzyka@hodges.edu
Shawn Evans
Adjunct Faculty
sevans4@hodges.edu
Timothy Paul Hill II
Adjunct Faculty
thill@hodges.edu
Tracey Lanham
Program Chair, Computer Information Technology
tlanham@hodges.edu
Vin Farris
Adjunct Faculty
vfaris@hodges.edu
Yonas Getahun
Adjunct Faculty
ygetahun@hodges.edu

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