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

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

43,460

2031

54,860

Percent Change

26

Projected Job Openings

4670

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 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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 Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

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.

Graduation Requirements

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science 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 Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
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.
SUPPORT COURSES
Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.

2 Students should be comfortable with basic algebra and problem-solving tasks. It is recommended that students complete College Algebra (MAC 1105) before enrolling in COP 1000.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Jimmy  Chang
Acting Dean
chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu
727.341.4305
John Long
Academic Chair
long.john@spcollege.edu
727.341.4620

Florida CIP Code

1511010307: Information Technology ()

Federal CIP Code

11.0103: Information Technology.

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