Computer Information Technology

Businesses large and small need IT professionals with a breadth of technology skills to strategically align business needs with IT-related solutions. Computer Information Technology majors thrive on understanding computers and systems and love the challenges of innovative problem solving.

Champlain's Computer Information Technology is among the most exciting computer technology programs offered by the Division of Information Technology & Sciences, and meets specific industry needs that prepare our graduates for success in today and tomorrow's economy. IT professionals are the go-to problem solvers that every business and industry needs to create technological solutions that contribute to the bottom line. 

Upside-Down Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to start taking classes your Computer Information Technology courses beginning in your first semester. You'll learn comprehensive skills that strategically align with business needs: developinng a website application, managing a database or server, setting up or identifying problems in computer networks, addressing cybersecurity issues, programming, designing and analyzing information systems and performance, and other implementations.

As important, you'll learn how to communicate effectively and work in teams—skills highly valued by employers. Through a rigorous, industry-driven curriculum, you'll immediately start developing the big-picture perspective and versatile skills businesses want.  And because of the extensive hands-on learning that takes place in the first two years of this program, students in this major are highly sought after for paid internships and positions after their second year and have a variety of career options. 

Small Class Sizes

Classes at Champlain will never be in a giant lecture hall. In the Computer Information Technology program, your largest class size will be 24 students, and the professors you have in your first semester are the same professors who teach advanced and specialized classes. You'll have the opportunity for one-on-one interactions and mentorship from your professors, who bring their real-world knowledge into the classroom. 

Faculty

Learn from instructors who are working professionals with insider perspectives. Our Computer Information Technology faculty will help you gain the technical and professional expertise you need to stand out.

Internships

Our students are highly sought after for paid positions and internships often after their sophomore year, and have a variety of career options across the country with technology companies after graduation. Most Computer Information Technology majors have part-time jobs or internships related to their major while in school and opportunities to work during the summer.