Contact Frank Canovatchel, Associate Professor
Phone: (802) 865-6470
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 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.
Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to start taking classes your Computer Information Technology courses beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!
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.
You will work with other multitalented, multifaceted students who are interested in all aspects of how technology works and what can be done with it. You'll gain a solid foundation in information systems, including operating systems; desktop computers and networking; network and web services; and databases. In the third and fourth year, you can complement your CIT major with an academic minor that matches your career goals. Popular minors for this major are: Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Computer & Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Web Development.
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.
Learn from instructors who are working professionals with insider perspectives. You'll learn from IT professionals and field-tested faculty. They'll help you gain the technical and professional expertise you need to stand out.
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.