Prepare for a career in Computer information technology

With our Associate in Science Degree in Computer Information Technology, you'll learn to support the information and technology systems used in business settings. As part of the A.S. degree, you complete a technology support internship, providing invaluable experience for your career and earn the Help Desk Support Specialist Certificate. Subplans include Computer Support and Data Technology.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer User Support Specialists

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

35,280

2028

43,020

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

3590

Technical Skills you learn In SPC's Computer Information Technology A.S. Degree

  • Networking
  • Spreadsheet and database programming
  • Web tools 
  • Information technology security
  • Software application support
  • Hardware configurations
  • Troubleshooting

Computer Information Technology Associate in Science

CIT-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


John Long
Academic Chair
727-341-4620
long.john@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the support of information systems and technology services in a business setting. Students will learn technical skills in networking, spreadsheet & database programming, Web tools, and information technology security. Students will have the opportunity to learn software application support, hardware configurations & troubleshooting, and data analysis. Students will have the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MOS Excel, and MOS Access industry certifications after completing the associated courses.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1511010307: Information Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.0103: Information Technology.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Help Desk Support Specialist
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Data Analyst

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major core and subplan courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 27 credits

* CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1301 Introduction to Information Systems 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
CGS 1545 Database Techniques 3
CIS 2321 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CNT 1000 Local Area Network Concepts 3
COP 1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CIS 2940 Computer Information Technology Internship 3

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan below (Complete 15 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Computer Support Subplan (COSUP)

CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CTS 1120 Network Security Foundations 3
CGS 1831 Web Foundations/Essentials 3
CGS 2651 Social Media and Web Technologies 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Data Technology Subplan (DATA)

CTS 2433 SQL Database Design & Programming 3
CTS 2455 Data Modeling and Logical Design 3
1 CTS 2450 Introduction to Business Intelligence 3
2 CAP 2762 Introduction to Data Mining 3
3 CTS 2417 Data Visualization Techniques 3

* Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree
1 Pending SCNS approval; tentative Spring 2019 implementation
2 Pending SCNS approval; tentative Spring 2019 implementation
3 Pending SCNS approval; tentative Spring 2019 implementation

Total Credits 60

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework in SPC's Computer Information Technology A.S. Degree, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Access

CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION

SPC's Help Desk Support Specialist Certificate is part of and transfers to our Computer Information Technology Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Short-term technology training

SPC also offers short-term technology training through our Workforce Institute.

Computer Information Technology A.S. Degree