COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Computer technology is used in everything around us, and students who can blend hands-on technical skills with strong critical thinking and communication skills will be in demand. The Computer Information Technology major covers seven focus areas: programming, operating systems, database management, systems analysis and design, networking technologies, Internet and intranet technologies, and general education. The core curriculum is designed to develop ability to solve a variety of problems through efficient utilization of modern computer concepts and technologies, and extensively covers the disciplines of software engineering, programming languages, database management, computer architecture, operating systems, client-server applications, computer networks, Internet/intranet and website design. The curriculum emphasizes the use of application development tools, network operating systems, systems analysis and design, project and network management, and emerging technologies. All core courses include hands-on labs to maximize the students’ educational experience.
The Computer Information Technology program at Mt Sierra College prepares graduates for careers that include Database Administration and Programming, Computer Support Specialist, Technical Support, Help Desk Support Specialist, App Developer, Computer Technician, Database Administrator, Systems Programmer, Software and Computer Engineer, LAN/WAN Administrator, Data Processing Specialist, Website Developer, Computer Network, Systems and Database Administrator, and others in the computer fields.
Some of the companies that our graduates are working at include: Apple, Xerox, IBM, JPL, Symantec, Gateway, Yahoo, Verizon, LinkedIn, Pepsi, Boeing, Caltech, AT&T, County of Los Angeles, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Marvel Studios.
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