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BS in Computer Information Technology: Networking

Colorado Christian University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology with an emphasis in Networking programs intends to equip students with the business, computer, and networking skills they need to work in the field or continue their studies at the master's level. Prospective students will find more program info here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology with a Networking Emphasis

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students with some programming, technical know-how, and computer skills may be a good fit for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology at CCU. Applicants to any bachelor's degree program at Colorado Christian University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program is designed to give students the foundational skills they might need to work in the IT field. Courses delve into topics like the fundamentals of programming, advanced software development, the design of data systems, and enterprise architecture. The Networking emphasis courses give students the chance to learn how to work with other IT professionals to solve complex issues in network design. In addition, core curriculum in this program focuses on the basics of running (or working with) a business including accounting, organizational behavior, marketing, and algebra.

Learning Format:

Online or On campus

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology - Networking Emphasis:

The 120 credit hours required to graduate with a degree in computer information technology from CCU are divided in this way: 42 are part of the school's general education courses, 15 make up the CIT core, another 36 are part of the courses in the major, and the remaining 27 are student-chosen electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (42 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • Old Testament Introduction
    • New Testament Introduction
    • Introduction to the Bible
    • How We Got the English Bible
    • Biblical Interpretation
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Songs of the Faith: Psalms
    • Apostolic History & Instruction: Acts & Paul's Letters
    • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • College Algebra
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Students choose at least one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America
  • Students choose at least one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

CIT Foundations Core Requirements (15 credits)

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals I
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Organizational Behavior
  • College Algebra
  • Marketing Fundamentals

Major Core and Emphasis Requirements (36 credits)

  • Programming Fundamentals I (3)
  • Programming Fundamentals II (3)
  • Software Project Methods (3)
  • Advanced Software Application and Design (3)
  • Internet Development (3)
  • Advanced Database Development (3)
  • Advanced Programming II (3)
  • Enterprise Architecture and Knowledge Management (3)
  • Introduction to Networking and Cyber Security (3)
  • Cloud Computing (3)
  • Designing for CISCO Network Service Architectures (3)
  • Network Guide to Managing and Trouble Shooting

Elective Requirements (27 credits)

  • Students take 27 credit hours of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they've completed this computer information technology bachelor's program, some students might choose to keep going with their studies. The next logical step is a master's degree, which may give graduates more advanced employment opportunities.

These are a few of the potential master's degrees in the same field:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

Career Paths:

The B.S. in Computer Information Technology from CCU is intended to give students everything they need to start working in the industry, including business fundamentals, programming knowledge, and networking skills. With these skills, a graduate might be able to find employment in a field like:

  • Technical support
  • Application design
  • Network design
  • Computer programming

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