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Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Technology

(60 Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time: 20 months)

Program Description

The Computer Information Technology program focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in various industries that utilize Computer skills and knowledge. Students who successfully complete this program will have knowledge and skills in such areas as programming, database management, networking, enterprise cloud technology, and security.

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Program Objective

  • To equip students with the knowledge to evaluate the needs of an Information Technology infrastructure for an organization.
  • To empower students to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet industry needs.
  • To prepare students with the technical knowledge and critical-thinking skills needed for a career in information technology.
  • Through a conceptual understanding, students are able to apply technological skills in hardware, networking, security, cloud computing, database, web development, IT project management and research to critically analyze and solve problems in unpredictable environments.

Transfer your Credits
Transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree.

Get Prepared for IT Certifications
AU prepares IT students for important certifications for specific areas of focus as part of their degree or diploma program, but the student must apply for and complete the certifications on his or her own. AU provides the program of study, the courses, the study materials and the instruction towards an IT certification, but it is the responsibility of the student to follow through and obtain the certification from the respective certification organization.

Transfer your Computer Information Credits

Students from the AS in CIT will be able to transfer all of their 60 earned credits towards the completion of the Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. Each class within this program is 3 credits, giving all students the opportunity to transfer their knowledge and credits.

Affordability
Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.

Convenience
Attend class when it’s convenient for you – days, evenings or online.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Technology, students must earn 60.0 credit hours.
Program requirements are indicated in the following page. Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline:

60 Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time: 20 months)
(Select from the following courses, or from course equivalent offerings)

General Education Courses (15.0 Credits Required)
Oral Communications (3.0 Credit hours)
ENGL 100 Language and Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Humanities (3.0 Credit hours)
PHIL 102 Legal and Ethical Issues 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 Credit hours)
MATH 102 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 Credit hours)
ENGL 200 English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral Science / Social Environment (3.0 Credit hours)
PSY 201 Psychology 3.0 credit hours
SOC 210 Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Computer Information Technology Major Courses
(33.0 Credits Required)
CIT 100 Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
CIT 280 Network Design 3.0 credit hours
CIT 281 Network Administration and Technical Support 3.0 credit hours
CIT 282 Advanced Network Administration 3.0 credit hours
CIT 283 Advanced Network Analysis 3.0 credit hours
CIT 251 Org. and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
CIT 381 Linux Technology 3.0 credit hours
CIT 382 Cloud Technology Developer 3.0 credit hours
CIT 383 Amazon Web Services Solutions Professional 3.0 credit hours
CIT 384 Advanced Cloud Technology Architect 3.0 credit hours
CIT 225 Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Elective Courses (12.0 Credits Required)
CIT 107 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3.0 credit hours
CIT 122 Mobile Forensics 3.0 credit hours
EMPL 101 Employment Skills 3.0 credit hours
IB 100 Introduction to International Business 3.0 credit hours
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0 credit hours
CIT 109 Oracle Database Administration 3.0 credit hours
EMPL 101 Student Success 3.0 credit hours
CIT 251 Org. and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours

Special Certifications (AS, BS)

If your passion is technology, then the IT field offers a number of opportunities and areas to specialize in. As you hone your skills while pursuing your degree, you can validate your knowledge by pursuing specific IT certifications. AU prepares IT students for important certifications for specific areas of focus as part of their degree or diploma program, but the student must apply for and complete the certification on his or her own. AU provides the program of study, the courses, the study materials and the instruction towards an IT certification, but it is the responsibility of the student to follow through and obtain the certification from the respective certification organization.

Why Get IT Certifications?

In the current economy, certifications are an increasingly important tool for building skill levels, improving marketability, and pursuing career opportunities. Certifications provide the knowledge needed to gain experience and validate skills to potential/current employers.

A few reasons that certifications in the Information Technology field are important:

  • Certifications help with job retention because the certifications help with skill development that employers are truly seeking.
  • Certifications help with career improvement; certifications help you gain the knowledge needed to learn things that are out of your scope of work that can be applied to higher paying jobs and positions.
  • One of the biggest rewards to these certifications is that they grant the person that is holding the certification the confidence to be capable and useful in stressful times. With a certification, you can be relied upon if workload begins to overflow or you are required to travel off-site or work in an impromptu environment.

Convenience

Step 1:
Choose your certification. Research what’s available, and pick an IT certification that will help you achieve your career goals. Your AU Career Counsellor can help to guide you in this selection.

Step 2: Start Learning and Training. Your AU program courses will prepare you to develop the knowledge and skills for a particular certification, based on your area of focus: Network, Cloud or Security.

Step 3: Get Familiar with the Certification Exam. Your AU classes will help you do this.

Step 4: Register and Take Your Certification Exam. You can take many IT Certification Exams right here at Atlantis University. Ask your AU Career Counsellor for details.

Special Certifications (AS, BS)

Network +
Cisco ICND 1
Cisco ICND 2
Troubleshooting with Wireshark
Linux+

Amazon Web Services Solutions Associate
Amazon Web Services Solutions Professional
Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
Enabling Office 365 Services
Security +

EC Council CEH
EC Council ECSA
ISC2 CISSP
Oracle Database Certified Associate (OCA)
Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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We pride ourselves in delivery quality education at a lower cost. Atlantis University is half the cost of other traditional universities.

Academic Institutions Average Cost/Semester Per Semester
(Graduate program = 4 months)
University of Miami $16,700.00
Barry University $14,080.00
Nova Southeastern University $12,200.00
Florida International University $9,200.00
Miami Dade $7,100.00
Atlantis University $5,400.00 *Without scholarship

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