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

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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

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), 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.

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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

John Long
Associate Dean. College of Computer Info and Tech

Florida CIP Code

1511010307 - Computer 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


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