COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Organizations continue to rely on newer technologies to help them stay competitive. Information Technology professionals are they key players in planning an organization's future, supporting key operations, maintaining Internet support, and supervising security functions.
Characteristics associated with success in this major include an interest in bringing organization and order into the business world. You should be able to:
• work well with others or by yourself
• take initiative and solve problems
• meet deadlines despite distractions and interruptions
• maintain your composure in times of stress
• spell correctly and use proper grammar and punctuation
• communicate well, both orally and in writing
Further training may be required throughout your career to learn new technologies and procedures and enhance your opportunities for advancement.
Work Tasks and Settings
• Control the day-to-day use of a computer database
• Choose who can see which parts of a database by setting the user rights of each person
• Protect the database by backing it up daily
• Solve database problems and correct errors when they occur
• Work for the computer and data processing services industry, or in a computer services group in a large business or government agency
• Work with database management systems software, calculators, manuals
• think logically
• understand computer systems and technologies
• understand database design
• analyze and solve problems
• pay close attention to details
• work on their own or as well as part of a team
• communicate ideas well
• study to keep up with changing technology
• Information Scientist
• Computer Support Specialist
• Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmer
• Mathematical Technician
• Computer Security Specialist
• Computer Systems Analyst
• Computer Programmer
• Computer and Information Systems Manager
CIT 300 Online Training Foundations
CIT 302 Web Development
CIT 352 Database Administration II
CIT 372 Telecommunications II
24 hours of 400-level CIT electives
A.A.S degree from KCTCS school in IT area of study
Because of transferring credits and WKU-O course offerings, the length of time to finish this program differs for each student. It is important to meet with a WKU-O advisor as soon as possible. Bring an unofficial copy of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. It is also important to determine your availability to take courses: part-time, full-time, summer term.
WKU-O Academics Requirements:
- 120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 44 semester hours of General Education
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.
- Students must earn a minimum of 54 semester hours with WKU to graduate with honors.
- Students must apply for graduation upon the completion of 90 semester hours.
- Students are to meet with an advisor each semester.
Application for Graduation (available on TopNet under student records)
For advising, please call (270) 684-9797