Computer Information Technologies

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Computer Information Technologies

The focus of this program is the information services and support area. CIT prepares students for careers dealing with information technology deployment and prepares them with the needed training to acquire key certifications. Graduates are encouraged to further their education in information technology through post-secondary education.

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Our Instructor

Leslie Spivey
Level I & II Instructor
spiveyl@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x830

What We Do in CIT

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Level One | Junior Year

Information Technology

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in today's society. Students will learn safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking. Students will also learn about input/output systems, computer hardware and operating systems, and office applications.

Programming

In this course, students will learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Students will learn the basic units of logic: sequence, selection, and loop. Students will apply code algorithms to problem scenarios. Students will gain experience in using commercial and open source languages, programs, and applications.   Programming languages covered include Python, Java and JavaScript and block-based coding.

Level Two | Senior Year

Computer and Mobile Applications

Students will learn to create applications for mobile devices using a variety of commercial and open source software.  Specific attention will be given to HTML and JavaScript in the development of non-native mobile application development.  Students will install these applications, modify them, and develop customer service skills to handle user issues. Knowledge and skills related to customer service in professional offices, small businesses, departments, work groups, and corporate information services will be addressed.

Database Applications Development

Students will use developer strategies to manipulate data, present database systems theory, and develop database applications. Students will learn to import and export data, manipulate table properties, make advanced queries, and run basic SQL forms and reports. Students will develop macros for automating database tasks and building menu-driven applications. Knowledge and skills of data modeling, diagraming, query writing, and design theory will be developed.   Students will learn basic PHP scripting in conjunction with MySQL and PHPMyAdmin as they build data-driven web applications.

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Career Development

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Entry Level Positions

  • Computer Support

  • Help Desk Technical Support

  • Desktop, Mobile, Network and Peripheral Devices Support

  • Entry-level Computer Programming

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator

  • Virtualization Administrator

  • Web Programming and Development

  • Enterprise Desktop Installation and Support

  • Security Assurance Specialist

Earning Potential

  • Computer Support Specialists  $22.21*

  • Network & Computer Systems Administrators  $30.61*

  • Computer Programming  $32.38*

  • Computer Information Systems Managers  $55.41*

*State Average | Source: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Employment Projections Report, 2010-2020

College & Advanced Education

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College Agreements

Edison State Community College
Earn up to 19 Semester Hour Credits upon successful completion of Edison State Proficiency Examination

Earn up to 13 Semester Credit Hours in Microsoft applications and Programming. 

Certifications Available

Certificate of Completion of Studies – Cisco IT Essentials

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