Computer Information Technology

Computer Information Technology

By pursuing a degree in the Computer Information Technology program, you will work with cutting edge technology and solve interesting problems as you develop the skills necessary for success in networking, computer technology, systems administration and other related fields. Our program’s two-year and four-year degrees are designed with the input of industry leaders, and when students graduate from our program, they possess a degree, certification and experience – the top three things employers are looking for. Not to mention, students in the computer information technology program can seamlessly transfer into the cybersecurity and network administration program to receive their bachelor’s degree.

Along with the general education requirements, students will take courses preparing them for many industry-recognized certifications, including A+, Network+, Cisco Certified Networking Associate Certification (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional Certification (MCP) and Linux+.

Learn And Earn Program

West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to gain work experience while completing their associate in Computer Information Technology through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.

The Learn and Earn program is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and is part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program. It is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students hands-on learning experience, and employers to train ideal future employees.

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Associate

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology gives students a foundation in computer hardware and operating systems, and provides hands-on coursework in network administration through Cisco Networking Academy courses, and systems administration through Microsoft Windows and Linux courses.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Applied Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity & Network Administration

The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) program gives students the opportunity to continue their education after completing their associate degree. The majors in the BAT program are designed for students who complete an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology or Computer Science and want to learn advanced skills in either computer networking and security or software engineering. The degree provides both academic as well as hands-on coursework in both majors. This program will provide students a clear transition to employment with advanced skills.

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What can I do with this degree?

Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology program will be able to install and upgrade software and hardware, develop computer networks, and assess the information and computer needs of an organization.

Potential Careers

Helpdesk Support

Network Administrator

PC Repair Technician

Systems Administrator

TUITION

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$160 - $221

Per Semester

$1,920 - $2,652

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,840 - $5,304

Non-Residents

Per Credit Hour

$358 - $382

Per Semester

$4,296 - $4,584

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,592 - $9,168

High School Students

Per Credit Hour

$50

Per Semester

$600

Fall & Spring Semesters

$1,200

Jared Gump

Chairperson/Professor

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Division

Room 0128D

304-424-8226

jared.gump@wvup.edu

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