Computer Information Technology (CIT) is one of the six identified industry clusters in Texas and with an ongoing need for competent qualified professionals and technicians. At Coastal Bend College, the CIT area is differentiated into two degree paths: Computer Information Technology and Computer Simulation Engineering Technology. The program is designed to train students for entry level positions in networking, hardware repair, security, server management, web/game design, helpdesk support, programmable logic controllers and telecommunications equipment.
Computer Information Technology is an articulated high school credit program. Students who have successfully completed appropriate career and technical education courses in high school may be able to receive college credit for those courses.
Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of situations and problems to work independently and in teams in a highly skilled and challenging profession. Using empirical and quantitative skills students will meet challenges in their chosen degree plan. The field allows students to develop social and personal responsibility ideals within a career field with unlimited growth potential. Critical thinking and teamwork will be important as various troubleshooting scenarios are presented. Students will learn hardware repair, networking, server management, database management, various operating systems, security, web/game design and help desk functions.
The Computer Simulation Engineering Technology A.A.S. Degree will prepare students for a broad range of careers in the Computer Engineering Technology industry, which include computer programmer, Systems Engineer/Maintenance Technician, Biomedical Lab technician and Electrical Engineering technician. Graduates of this degree program will develop the skills sought after by major industry employers such as Boeing, Johnson Controls and General Electric. They will use empirical and critical thinking skills in developing, programming, troubleshooting and maintenance of industrial mechanical systems.
Program Cost & Highlights:
- Course content focuses on all aspects of the computer information technology industry such as hardware repair, networking, server management, database management, various operating systems, security, web/game design and help desk functions.
- In addition to tuition and fees, students also invest about $300-$500 for course/lab fees and course materials
- Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify
- Employers that have hired our program graduates include Coastal Bend College, ENDyn Inc., and Hands Brothers Industries
- Jobs in the computer information technology industry are expected to grow by over 13% from now through 2026.
*Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Corpus Christi region, 2018.