In the CIT program, you’ll be
trained on the latest computer
software enabling you to become
more than just a passive user of the internet and computers, but someone who can meet the technology needs of companies, organizations and the community.
What programs are available at College of the Canyons in CIT?
Along with an associate degree and certificate program in Computer
Applications and Administrative Assistant, College of the Canyons offers
short-term certificates in Website Development and E-Commerce
Technology. The CIT Department also offers training and authorized testing
for Microsoft Business Certification (Microsoft Certified Applications
Specialist), and individual courses in a wide variety of computer technology subjects.
What can I do with a certificate or degree in CIT?
Hardly a business or organization exists anymore than doesn’t conduct
some level of operations using computers – from basic accounting to
e-commerce. Every one of these companies needs someone who can step in
and manage information, design a website, create a database, and ensure
the continued and constant access to information and services for their customers.
The CIT degree and certificate are specifically designed to prepare
students for entry-level jobs in these types of positions, or to provide promotion
opportunities in existing positions. Additionally, the CIT curriculum is
tailored to meet the needs of business and organizations and constantly
responds to new trends and changes in technology.
The CIT degree can also serve as a launching pad to a bright career, as
many professionals enter the information technology field with an associate
degree and later obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field to
realize greater career goals.
What types of positions are available to someone with a CIT degree or certificate?
Among the growing wave of computer-related occupations for which students can prepare are:
• Database specialist
• Applications specialist
• Web developer
• Web content specialist
• Administrative assistant
What kinds of courses are offered?
The CIT Department offers a large assortment of courses at many convenient
times and locations, including the Valencia campus, the Canyon Country
campus, online, weekends, and throughout the day and evening.
Instruction is provided not only in advanced computer techniques and programs but also in computer basics, including the Internet, the Microsoft suite of office applications (including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), beginning and advanced QuickBooks, web development tools (including XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop), Adobe Acrobat, e-commerce, and in areas related to office procedures and protocol (including business communications, office procedures, medical office procedures and finances, legal procedures, and document formatting and processing).
Programs are modified frequently and new courses are continually being developed to better serve the community and enhance the learning experience in the CIT Department at College of the Canyons.
What more information?
Please visit www.canyons.edu/CIT or call 661-362-3548.