What is Computer Information Technology?
- Obtain hands on experience needed to land an IT job in any industry
- Work as an entrepreneur in our student run repair shop: fix computers and operate a business
- Learn from faculty with industry and classroom experience
- Excel in IT through the individual attention and training in our small classes
- Meet your next employer through industry partnerships and networking
- Earn an credential and go to work, continue on to earn a 4-year degree or do both!
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. Car-Part.com, CDK Global, Cengage, C-Forward, Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati Reds, CompMed, Fischer Homes, Great American Insurance, ISOC, Kroger, Nexegen, Owns Electric, Pomeroy, Vantiv, and many more!
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
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|Computer and Information Technologies - AAS: Cloud Computing Technologies Track: 60-65 Total credit hours||Academic Plan|
|Computer and Information Technologies - AAS: Information Security Track: 60-64 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||Academic Plan|
|Computer and Information Technologies - AAS: Network Administration Track: 60-66 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||Academic Plan|
|Computer and Information Technologies - AAS: Programming Track: 60-64 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||Academic Plan|
|3d Printing Technician Level I - Certificate: 16-18 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|A+ Prep - Certificate: 4 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Application Support Technician - Certificate: 16 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|AWS Cloud Architecture - Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|CIT Fundamentals - Certificate: 23 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Computer Tech Basic - Certificate: 11 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Computer Technician - Certificate: 14 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Informatics Programming - Certificate: 12-13 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Information Security Specialist - Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Microsoft Network Administrator - Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Mobile Apps Developer - Certificate: 18 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Net+ Prep - Certificate: 4 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Productivity Software Specialist - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Programmer - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Security+ Prep - Certificate: 3 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Social Media Specialist - Certificate: 18-21 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
|Web Programmer - Certificate: 24 Total Credit Hours||Academic Plan|
Can I Continue My Education after Gateway?
Yes! Graduates of the Computer Information Technology program have gone on to Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, Western Kentucky University, Western Governor’s University and several other institutions. You can go on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Media Informatics, and other related fields. Learn more about Gateway’s Transfer Services and opportunities here.
- NKU – Computer Information Technology
- WGU – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; Cloud Computing; Computer Science; Data Management/Data Analytics; Information Technology; Network Operations and Security; Software Development
Length of Program
Completion of the program should take two years, assuming that you maintain full-time enrollment status.
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.