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Computer and Information Technology

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Get the hands on experience you need to design, maintain and use different computing technologies.

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What is Computer Information Technology?

In-person students will be able to experience IT environments with recent technological investments in the in-person labs at the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise in Covington, KY topping $100,000. Additional benefits of the program include hands-on experience needed to land an IT job in any industry, faculty with years of industry and classroom experience, individual attention and training with small class sizes, and exposure to employers through industry partnerships and internship experiences. The degree is available in-person or online.

You can choose from multiple certificates or the associate degree in Computer Information Technology. Students choosing the associate degree will choose from one of four tracks: Information Security, Network Administration, Programming, or Cloud Computing Technologies. You can find more information about each track below.

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?

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.

Transfer Pathways:

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.

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Dr. Chris Rickels

Business, IT, and Professional Studies

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(859) 815-7646

chris.rickels@kctcs.edu

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