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  • A Computer Information Technology Bachelor's Degree For The Self-Paced Learner


    Earn your master's in Computer Information Technology


    Earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) entirely online through Northern Arizona University’s competency-based Personalized Learning program. This bachelor’s degree program merges skills desired in business with the essentials of information technology so that you can apply your IT knowledge in the context of a business environment. In addition to learning about IT, this competency-based degree lets you learn at your own pace. Instead of meeting set deadlines, you move on once you demonstrate your understanding of each lesson.  


    A Degree Designed To Advance Your IT Career

    NAU’s Computer Information Technology degree, designed with IT professionals or those with a wealth of IT knowledge in mind, provides you hands-on experience with the latest technologies to advance your IT career. This CIT degree program prepares you for common IT certifications by covering topics including networking and security, PC support, programming and database application.  

    Sharpen your skills in business, communications and IT so that you succeed in positions such as:   

    • IT Manager
    • Systems Analyst
    • Telecommunications Specialist
    • Database Designer


    Computer Information Technology Competencies

    The curriculum for the Computer Information Technology degree program is designed to focus on competencies and lessons rather than courses. The major consists of the following competencies:  

    • C.1 Explore information technology foundations
    • C.2 Examine data management and administration
    • C.3 Examine IT business operations and leadership
    • C.4 Examine information security and policy
    • C.5 Examine enterprise architecture, network and telecommunications technology
    • C.6 Explore software engineering and development
    • C.7 Explore systems administration
    • C.8 Examine business analysis and design
    • C.9 Examine web-based systems and technology
    • C.10 Explore information technology: co-evolution with other philosophies
    • C.11 Integrate learning by participating in a capstone project

    Completion of these competencies is the equivalent of taking these NAU classes:

    • BBA 305W Effective Business Communications (3 units) 
    • BBA 370 Administration of Information Technology Security and Assurance (3 units)
    • BBA 460 Emerging Technologies (3 units)
    • BBA 465C Technology Management Project (3 units)
    • CIT 121 Foundations of Computer Information Technology (3 units)
    • CIT 127 Computer Information Technology I (3 units)
    • CIT 137 Computer Information Technology II (3 units)
    • CIT 213 Introduction to Programming for the Web (3 units)
    • CIT 221 Programming Fundamentals (3 units)
    • CIT 222 Business Systems Software Development (3 units)
    • CIT 250 Design and Analysis of Data Structure (3 units)
    • CIT 294 Technology Information Literacy (3 units)
    • CIT 311 Analysis, Design, and Modeling of Databases (3 units)
    • CIT 321 Fundamentals of Hardware and Operating Systems (3 units)
    • CIT 341 Management and Information Technology (3 units)
    • CIT 361 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Project Management (3 units)
    • CIT 408 Fieldwork Experience (6 units)
    • STAT 272 Applied Business Statistics (3 units)
    ** Students transferring in an applicable statistics course are not required to complete STAT 272.

    Please contact us to speak with one of our Admissions Counselors, who can provide further details on the program and the application process at (800) 628-0040.


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