Computer Information Technology

Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Computer Applications

The CIT Computer Applications Degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the latest, highly marketable business software used in industry today. This program provides the training and exposure that is essential to prospective computer users and office workers at all levels. The sequence of courses included in this program maps to the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) exam, which provides an outstanding opportunity for students to present to prospective employers a globally recognized certificate representing high-level skills and achievement. At the conclusion of their studies, students will be prepared for entry-level positions such as administrative assistant, computer applications specialist, word processing specialist, database specialist, spreadsheet analyst, bookkeeping assistant, and web content provider. Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for the MCAS examination.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required to use popular office applications to develop professional documents for organizations and businesses.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 33
 

    Units
CIT-036 Microsoft Outlook - Brief 1.5
CIT-074 Introduction to Photoshop - Brief 1.5
CIT-105 Microsoft Windows 3.0
CIT-140 Survey of Microsoft Office Programs 3.0
CIT-150 Microsoft Word I 3.0
CIT-151 Microsoft Word II 3.0
CIT-155 Microsoft Excel I 3.0
CIT-156 Microsoft Excel II 3.0
CIT-160 Microsoft Access I 3.0
CIT-165 Microsoft PowerPoint 3.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
CIT-082 Adobe Acrobat - Brief 1.5
CIT-145 QuickBooks Pro 3.0
CIT-146 QuickBooks Pro II 3.0
CIT-161 Microsoft Access II 3.0
CIT-166 Desktop Publishing 3.0
CIT-173 Web Development Software: Dreamweaver 3.0


Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Administrative Assistant

The CIT Administrative Assistant Degree and certificate is designed to provide a solid foundation in the area of office systems, procedures, and communications required for the modern office environment.
At the conclusion of their studies, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in a number of areas that relate to office procedures and protocol including business communications, and document formatting and processing. Also built into the program are options to pursue areas related to medical office procedures, bookkeeping, and database management.
Additionally, the CIT curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of businesses and organizations that are constantly responding to new trends and changes in technology.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as an administrative assistant.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 33
 

    Units
CIT-036 Microsoft Outlook - Brief 1.5
CIT-082 Adobe Acrobat - Brief 1.5
CIT-101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CIT-110 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3.0
CIT-115 Business English 3.0
CIT-116 Business Communications 3.0
CIT-120 Administrative Office Procedures 3.0
CIT-140 Survey of Microsoft Office Programs 3.0
CIT-150 Microsoft Word I 3.0
CIT-155 Microsoft Excel I 3.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
CIT-035 The Internet - Brief 1.5
CIT-074 Introduction to Photoshop - Brief 1.5
CIT-105 Microsoft Windows 3.0
CIT-111 Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing 3.0
CIT-145 QuickBooks Pro 3.0
CIT-151 Microsoft Word II 3.0
CIT-156 Microsoft Excel II 3.0
CIT-160 Microsoft Access I 3.0
CIT-166 Desktop Publishing 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: Medical Office Administrative Assistant

The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate program provides students with the fundamental skills to work in entry-level office administrative positions for health care facilities, doctors’ offices and hospitals. This program involves an experiential learning approach to expose students to concepts, skills, and practical application of computer software programs used in the health care industry in the areas of front office reception, basic medical coding and billing, and transcription of dictated correspondence.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills needed for employment as a medical office administrative assistant.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 17
 

    Units
CIT-116 Business Communications 3.0
CIT-130 Medical Office Procedures 3.0
CIT-131 Medical Transcription 2.0
CIT-132 Medical Office Finances 3.0
CIT-140 Survey of Microsoft Office Programs 3.0
HLHSCI-249 Medical Terminology 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: E-Commerce - Technology

The certificate of specialization in E-Commerce/Technology program provides students with an overview of the fundamental issues and skills involved in developing an online implementation of a business enterprise. The certificate should also appeal to those interested in general Web site development due to the business nature of many sites that pervade the Web. The program’s “hands-on” approach assures prospective employers that students who complete the sequence will have obtained practical experience employing Web technologies as business solutions. Courses are appropriate for those who seek entry-level positions in the field and for managers or entrepreneurs who desire a better understanding of the technologies employed in developing commercial Web sites.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to evaluate web technologies for potential business solutions and apply e-commerce principles to design an e-business web site.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 15
 

    Units
BUS-190 Principles of Electronic Commerce 3.0
BUS-192 E-Business Strategy 3.0 3.0
CIT-170 Website Development I 3.0 3.0
CIT-171 Website Development II 3.0 3.0
CIT-173 Web Development Software: Dreamweaver 3.0 3.0


Certificate of Specialization: Website Development

The certificate in Website development affords students the opportunity to acquire basic skills related to the design, planning, and realization of functional Web sites. Many employers require their content developers to be proficient in markup languages, style sheets, generation of animated pages, and the latest authoring tools – the primary skills targeted by this certificate. This program is designed for those interested in all aspects of front-end Web site development and especially those who are considering future study, career moves, and promotional opportunities related to this growing and continuously evolving area.

Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to: Analyze a Web site’s development life cycle, architecture, and workflow, as well as good Web design standards, usability principles, and coding techniques.
Plan, design, construct, and remotely administer Web sites for a wide variety of functions, integrating accepted usability and design standards, as well as application of efficient architecture, streamline markup code, and style sheet languages.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 16.5
 

    Units
CIT-074 Introduction to Photoshop - Brief 1.5
CIT-170 Website Development I 3.0
CIT-171 Website Development II 3.0
CIT-173 Web Development Software: Dreamweaver 3.0
CIT-174 Web Prototyping and Images 3.0
CIT-175 Web Development Software: Flash 3.0


CIT 010 EXPLORING COMPUTERS - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Provides a brief overview of computers, their usage, and how they function, including computer hardware, software, file management, the Internet, and email as well as how to purchase, install, and maintain a personal computer.


CIT 011 MICROSOFT WINDOWS - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Provides a hands-on overview of Microsoft Windows fundamentals, including the basics of using a mouse, icons, Explorer, file management, windows manipulation, and multitasking (working with multiple programs simultaneously).


CIT 035 THE INTERNET - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-105
Introduces the use of browsers and email to access and explore online resources, including search engines, libraries, blogs, chat rooms, RSS feeds, and entertainment sites.


CIT 036 MICROSOFT OUTLOOK - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-035 & CIT-105
Introduces Microsoft Outlook, including the use of e-mail, scheduling, calendar planning, contact list management, and notes features.


CIT 074 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Introduces basic digital image editing using Photoshop. Topics include layers, selections, image retouching, color correction, scanning, paint tools, text tools, special effects, and application to desktop publishing and personal projects. Familiarity with PC and the Windows operating system is assumed.


CIT 082 ADOBE ACROBAT - BRIEF
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Introduces Adobe Acrobat to create, modify, and authenticate universal PDF (Portable Document Format) documents for cross-platform distribution, including PDF conversion, multimedia content, interactive elements, electronic forms, security features, document review cycle, and publishing for both print and Web.


CIT 090L COMPUTER LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently enrolled Computer Information Technology student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the CIT lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the Computer Information Technology program. Units do not apply to the associates degree. Offered pass/no-pass only.


CIT 098A MICROSOFT WINDOWS WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
9.00 hours lecture
Designed for students desiring to quickly acquire the fundamental skills necessary to manage some of the basic features of the Windows operating system. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


CIT 098B MICROSOFT WORD WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
9.00 hours lecture
Designed for students desiring to quickly acquire the basic skills necessary to create and modify simple electronic documents using Microsoft Word. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


CIT 098C MICROSOFT EXCEL WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
9.00 hours lecture
Designed for students desiring to quickly acquire the basic skills necessary to create and modify simple electronic spreadsheets using Excel. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


CIT 098D MICROSOFT ACCESS WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
9.00 hours lecture
Designed for students desiring to quickly acquire the basic skills necessary to create and modify simple relational databases using Microsoft Access. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


CIT 098E MICROSOFT POWERPOINT WORKSHOP
Units: 0.50
9.00 hours lecture
Designed for students desiring to quickly acquire the basic skills necessary to create and modify simple electronic presentations for group audiences using PowerPoint. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


CIT 101 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces computers, including their history, usage, technology, and terminology, as well as their impact on society, ethics, and organizational settings. Provides an introduction to system hardware, networks, telecommunications, operating systems, and popular production software, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation software, Internet, and e-mail applications.


CIT 105 MICROSOFT WINDOWS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Presents in-depth study of the Windows graphical user interface, including file management, windows manipulation, desktop customization, multitasking, data search, use of Windows accessories, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), and troubleshooting.


CIT 110 KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Develops a mastery of the computer keyboard by touch and proficiency in producing business letters, reports, tables, memos, and other documents using Microsoft Word.


CIT 111 ADVANCED KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-110
Continues skill building begun in CIT 110, Keyboarding and Document Processing, emphasizing production of a wide range of documents using Microsoft Word as well as continuing to build speed and accuracy and familiarity with MS Word begun in CIT 110.


CIT 115 BUSINESS ENGLISH
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Provides an extensive review of proper sentence structure within business documents through exercises with contemporary business themes. Students will create simple business communications focusing on correcting the most common errors of language usage pertaining to modern business correspondence. Lays the foundation for clear and correct business writing and formatting for today's business environment.


CIT 116 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Training in the development of writing principles and techniques; business vocabulary improvement; practical experience in the composition of correspondence typical of business environments. Additional emphasis on principles of business English.


CIT 120 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Analyze and implement technological and procedural tasks typically encountered by the administrative assistant in the business environment.


CIT 130 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces administrative medical assistant knowledge and techniques including office environment, medical ethics, and legal responsibilities. Medical office software for completing such tasks as patient registration, records, appointment scheduling, and billing and collection also examined.


CIT 131 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
Units: 2.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: HLHSCI-249
Provides medical office assistant students with entry-level skills in medical transcription using computer applications, medical dictation and transcription software, incorporating business English, medical knowledge, proofreading, and editing skills.


CIT 132 MEDICAL OFFICE FINANCES
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Examines the various financial methods used in medical offices and hospitals for a variety of duties. This course uses the latest medical management software program to perform such tasks as posting patient account entries, printing daily reports, managing office files, and billing routines such as insurance payments and adjustments, hospital coding and billing, report generation, and inpatient and outpatient coding and billing.


CIT 140 SURVEY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE PROGRAMS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Examines operating systems, Microsoft Office, word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, presentation software, and the application of information technologies to organizational settings.


CIT 145 QUICKBOOKS PRO
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of the popular accounting program QuickBooks Pro, designed to assist in the operation of a small business. Familiarity with the Windows operating system is assumed.


CIT 146 QUICKBOOKS PRO II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIT-145
Provides a continuation of CIT 145, presenting advanced features such as Pass-Throughs, inventory group items, assemblies, time tracking, advanced sales tax topics, payroll setup and processing, estimates and sales orders, budgeting, forecasting, business planning, and year-end procedures.


CIT 150 MICROSOFT WORD I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the latest version of Microsoft Word, including creating, editing, formatting, saving, retrieving, and printing a variety of business documents. Skills are developed from basic functions through advanced features such as producing tables, charts, newsletters, and Web pages; working with wizards, templates, clip art, WordArt; performing mail merge with envelopes and labels. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification core exam in Word.


CIT 151 MICROSOFT WORD II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIT-150
Provides a continuation of CIT-150, presenting a comprehensive overview of advanced features of Microsoft Word including: merging documents, sorting and selecting data using Access database, formatting, macros, styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, and using XML data in different applications. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification expert exam in Word.


CIT 155 MICROSOFT EXCEL I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the latest version of Microsoft Excel, including formulas and functions as related to charting, formatting worksheets, creating absolute cell references, working with large worksheets, conducting what-if analysis, and using Excel to create static and dynamic Web pages. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification core exam.


CIT 156 MICROSOFT EXCEL II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIT-155
Provides a continuation of CIT-155, presenting advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including: formatting techniques, sorting and filtering information in spreadsheets, developing pivot table and chart reports, creating outlines and reports using report manager, generating and editing macros, guiding cell entry with data validation, using scenarios to perform what-if analysis, Goal Seek, tracking changes, creating hyperlinks using data from the Internet and other sources, collaborating with workgroups, and integrating applications. Prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Expert (MOS) exam in Excel.


CIT 160 MICROSOFT ACCESS I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Provides an in-depth introduction to the latest version of Microsoft Access, including creating, querying, and maintaining a relational database; developing data access pages, reports, forms, combo boxes; and, using OLE fields, hyperlinks, and subforms.


CIT 161 MICROSOFT ACCESS II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIT-160
Provides a continuation of CIT-160, presents advanced features of Microsoft Access including: creating, querying and maintaining a database; creating reports, forms, and combo boxes; formulating cross tab queries, mailing labels, and mail merge reports; defining relationships, integrating Excel worksheet data into an Access database; using OLE fields, creating an application system using the Switchboard Manager; customizing forms using VBA, working with PivotTable and PivotChart objects, administering a database; establishing customized menu bars; publishing to the Internet using Data Access pages using XML to share data, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Prepares students for the Microsoft Expert (MOS) exam in Access.


CIT 165 MICROSOFT POWERPOINT
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-105
Provides an in-depth study of presentation fundamentals using PowerPoint software to create slide presentations incorporating templates, images, typography, screen transitions, sound, and animation. Examines how to create dynamic slides, and develop slide shows based on business topics. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification Core and Expert exams in PowerPoint.


CIT 166 DESKTOP PUBLISHING
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-105
Introduces desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign to create graphically rich layouts, brochures, posters, fliers, and newsletters, including layout concepts and integration of graphics with text.


CIT 170 WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Creating Websites using XHTML coding, including basic through advanced XHTML tags, and introductory CSS. Fundamental class in the sequence leading to a certificate in Web development. Familiarity with the Internet, a browser, and the Windows operating system is assumed.


CIT 171 WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-170
Continues studies began in Website Development I using XHTML and advanced CSS coding, including implementation of Java applets, audio, and video elements. Concepts related to large-scale development, site promotion, and e-commerce may also be covered. Familiarity with XHTML, CSS, the Internet, a browser, and Windows is assumed.


CIT 173 WEB DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE: DREAMWEAVER
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Proficiency with Windows, OS, PC, the Internet, and basic HTML
Explores the process of developing Websites through hands-on training with comprehensive authoring tools, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver. Covers concepts related to site management, database integration, form validation, scripted behaviors, stylesheet application, layers, and e-commerce.


CIT 174 WEB PROTOTYPING AND IMAGES
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIT-074, CIT-105, CIT-170
Provides hands-on training and application of theoretical concepts related to creating imagery for Web delivery with digital imaging software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks. Topics include graphic formats, image optimization, image slicing, resolution, image maps, GIF animation, and Web site prototyping with graphical mockups.


CIT 175 WEB DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE: FLASH
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Proficiency with Windows, and elementary HTML skills
Develops and implements Web-based animation and interactive content using Macromedia Flash and examples of Action Script.


CIT 178 DYNAMIC WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisites: CIT-173, CMPSCI-190, CMPSCI-192
Presents advanced topics, including development of database-driven web sites using authoring tools, such as Dreamweaver, and a database application.


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