What is Computer and Information Technologies?
If you are looking for a challenging, ever changing career in computers, you are at the right place at the right time. The Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) Program at Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) prepares you for wide variety of careers in Information Technology (IT) industry.
"Employment is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations and add 286,600 new jobs over the 2008-2018 decade. Excellent jobs prospects are expected. Workers can enter this field with many different levels of formal education, but relevant computer skills are always needed." Bureau of Labor Statistics
What are my career choices?
You have several career choices as an IT professional. These include becoming a computer programmer, a network administrator, a web site developer or administrator, and an information security specialist. With today's digital world, graduates are employed in every sector of society including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, education, military and others. You can find employment with private or publicly-managed companies, as well as operate your own company.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Science Degrees and Transfer
OCTC offers several different degree tracks:
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OCTC offers several different CIT certificates. The primary purpose and features of the certificate programs of study are to provide marketable, entry-level skills. Many of the certificates qualify students to take external vendor-based examinations. For example the Computer Technician Certificate prepares a student to take the CompTIA A+ examination. The required courses for each certificate are applicable toward at least one associate degree. For example the courses required for the CIT Fundamentals certificate are the technical core course for all CIT AAS degrees.
- A+ Prep - Certificate (4 credit hours)
- Application Support Technician - Certificate (16 credit hours)
- Cisco Networking - Certificate (18 credit hours)
- Cisco Networking Enhanced - Certificate (21 credit hours)
- CIT Fundamentals - Certificate (23 credit hours)
- Computer Tech Basic - Certificate (11 credit hours)
- Computer Technician - Certificate (14 credit hours)
- Digital Forensics Specialist - Certificate (20 credit hours)
- Information Security Specialist - Certificate (19 credit hours)
- Microsoft Enterprise Administrator - Certificate (22 credit hours)
- Microsoft Network Administrator - Certificate (19 credit hours)
- Mobile Apps Developer - Certificate (18 credit hours)
- Net+ Prep - Certificate (4 credit hours)
- Productivity Software Specialist - Certificate (12 credit hours)
- Programmer - Certificate (12 credit hours)
- Security+ Prep - Certificate (3 credit hours)
- Social Media Specialist - Certificate (18-21 credit hours)
- Web Programmer - Certificate (24 credit hours)
- Web Server Administrator - Certificate (21 credit hours)
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our CIT faculty.
Theresa Schmitt - CIT Program Coordinator
MBA - Focus Area CIS
MS - Telecommunications Systems Management
CompTIA A+, Certified Fiber Optic Technician
KY Master Electrician ME65060
MS - Business Informatics
MS – Telecommunications Systems Management
CCNA Cyber Ops
AAS - Computer & Information Technology
AAS - Management Information Systems
MS - Information Systems
CISSP, CISA, MCP, CCNA
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.