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Computer Information Technology (CIT)

 

Computer Information Technology

Computer information technology (CIT) is an integral part of modern life and business. As a result, careers in the CIT field frequently exceed median pay and  job growth outlook. The CIT program at WKU can help you prepare for many of these exciting careers:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

Even more exciting is the fact that the 2012 median salaries for these positions ranged from $48,900 to $93,350 per year, while the median family income for the same period was only $51,371!

For a detailed exploration of these careers, including future job outlook trends, see http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

Learn Computer Information Technology at WKU

There are many reasons to study CIT at WKU:

  • The CIT program at WKU is completely online!
  • In addition to technical skills, the CIT program also emphasizes the 'soft skills' that many employers are looking for in top candidates.
  • Many CIT faculty teach for other schools of technology, which expands their technical and teaching expertise. In addition, many have years of applied industry experience, which helps them share the 'real-world' perspective with their students.
  • In addition to faculty, many CIT students are already working in the CIT field. This provides an opportunity for students with less experience to 'cross pollinate.'
  • The CIT program emphasizes the enhancement of student employability, not just skills that are interesting, but not in demand.
  • The CIT curriculum covers fundamental and advanced technologies, allowing students to choose the courses that interest them the most.
  • The program is regionally accredited, which means students will likely be able to transfer credit should they seek an advanced degree at a later date.
  • The CIT program is a member of Microsoft's Dreamspark program, which means students are provided with professional-level developer and designer tools at no additional cost.

Getting Started

To get started, review the material under New-Student Information to the left of the screen. Then click on Apply Now to CIT!

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For more information, please contact:

Mark A. Revels, Ph.D., MS
CIT Program Coordinator
Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
EST, Rm 137
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #51066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066

Email: mark.revels@wku.edu
Phone: 270-303-3019

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 Last Modified 12/2/14