Computer Information Technology Major

Computer Information Technology

Are you interested in developing website applications or managing databases and servers? Do you want to combine the business enterprise with today's technology? Countless businesses large and small need IT professionals with a breadth of technology skills to strategically align business needs with IT-related solutions.

Champlain's Computer Information Technology is among the most challenging and exciting computer technology programs offered by the Division of Information Technology & Sciences, and meets specific industry needs that prepares our graduates for success in today and tomorrow's economy.

Through hands-on experience in and outside the classroom and learning several key areas of computer technology, you'll be prepared to enter the workforce and to lead the next generation of problem-solvers. You'll work with other multitalented, multifaceted students who are interested in all aspects of how technology works and what you can do with it. You'll learn how to:

  • Design and develop web-based applications
  • Maintain computer application software and systems
  • Manage databases
  • Identify problems in complex networks to determine which computer hardware will deliver the best solution for a business or personal need
  • Use the latest industry development tools and techniques

In addition, the Computer Information Technology program answers the growing demand for expertise in Web Application Development and Information Systems. You can specialize in one of these areas of focus to create a highly marketable resume. In addition, you can enhance your skills by adding a ITS-specific minor, like Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Computer & Digital Forensics, or any minor of your choice, like Business and Psychology.

Students in this major are highly sought-after for paid internships and positions after their second year of study, and have a variety of career options with technology companies in the region and throughout the country after graduation.

Mix Classroom Theory with Actual Experience

  • Take Introduction to Computer Theory, Web Development, and Introduction to Networking/Security as well as other courses from the Computer Information Technology Curriculum in your first year, thanks to the Upside-Down Curriculum.
  • Learn from our field-tested Computer Information Technology faculty who will teach you the technical and professional expertise you need to stand out in the field.
  • Tailor your degree program with a specialization in Web Application Development or Information Systems, or a minor in another field.
  • Spend a semester studying at one of our campuses in either Dublin or Montreal, or any place in the world through our study-abroad partnership programs.
  • Gain the foundational knowledge to develop and support the technologies that are integral to organizations. Learn the other skills you will master in the Computer Information Technology major.
  • Work in areas like web development, e-commerce, networking, application development and support. Envision your Career Success.
  • Find out what you need to know to Apply to this popular major.