Colorado Christian University
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Technology
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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Technology

Computer Information Technology Bachelor's Degree, B.S.

A degree in IT will equip you with technical skills and business knowledge. CCU's Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology degree program will teach you computer skills that are relevant in today's IT field. These information technology courses focus on helping you learn the technical and professional skills employers are looking for.

This online IT degree requires you to choose an emphasis in Database Management, Data Engineering, Networking, or System Analyst.

Program Focus

Computer programming; database development and administration; software and application design; and computer information security

In addition to gaining technical mastery, the Computer Information Technology bachelor's degree program will equip you with a core business education taught from a Christ-centered perspective. This perspective enables you to demonstrate excellence in your workplace and life. With these skills, you will be prepared for careers in areas such as computer programming, network design and management, technical support, application design, and information securities, as well as other emerging technical fields.

*Topics, technologies, and programming languages covered are subject to change due to rapidly evolving industry trends.

CIT Learning Objectives
You'll LearnSoftwareEmphases
Reporting, data analysisTableau, Rstudio, WhereScape 3DData Engineering, Database Management
Comparative analysis of relational and non-relational databases

Relational Databases: Microsoft SQL Server 2017, MySQL, Postgres SQL, Oracle

Non-Relational Databases: MongoDB, Hbase, Redis, Neo4j, Riak, and CouchDB

Data Engineering, Database Management
Data warehousing Hadoop, WhereScape RedData Engineering
GUI manipulation of databasesMySQL Workbench, MS Management Studio, dbvisualizer, PyMongo, MongoDB Compass, SQL Server tools 2017, SQL Developer-OracleData Engineering, Database Management
UML, Network Diagrams, Mind Maps, Requirements ManagementVisual Paradigm StandardData Engineering, Database Management, Networking, System Analyst
ProgrammingPython, PyCharm, Netbeans, Visual Studio Community Edition, JAVA, C#, C++, Web Development, Open SourceData Engineering, Database Management, Networking, System Analyst
Project management, waterfall and agile methodologies, software and database development life cycleSprintometer, ProjectLibre, KanboardData Engineering, Database Management, Networking, System Analyst
Web developmentHTML-5, HTML-KIT, JavaScript, ASP.NET, IIS, XHTML, XML, PHP, CSS, Graphvis, Pathalizer, PHP MyadminData Engineering, Database Management, Networking, System Analyst

Required emphases (choose one):

Computer information technology degrees are among the most marketable offered today. To give you the most focused education for your interest within IT, CCU offers four different emphases. You'll be required to choose one.

Database Management emphasis

The Computer Information Technology degree with a Database emphasis will empower you with a computer skill set relevant to today's IT field. The program explores the design, development, and administration of both standard and unique databases, but it also includes computer programming; software and application design; network systems analysis, design, and management; and computer information security for a well-rounded IT knowledge base. You will actively learn how to meet business and communication needs utilizing best computing practices.

Data Engineering emphasis

The Data Engineering emphasis has as its focus the creation of large database systems usable by all stakeholders, especially data scientists. This emphasis combines big data and data science with programming, web development, and traditional and open-source databases to provide a holistic approach to understanding the opportunities available through the associations, patterns, and trends that can be found in extremely large data sets.

Networking emphasis

The Networking emphasis will offer you a focus on "networking as a technical discipline." This emphasis combines networking with programming and databases to provide you with a holistic approach to computer information technology. The Networking emphasis will challenge you academically and intellectually with hands-on experimentation in networking and networking design. This approach will also equip you to influence the technical world at the network level while being able to converse with software and data engineers to provide robust solutions to complex technical issues.

System Analyst emphasis

The System Analyst emphasis has as its focus the creation of system solutions using the tools of analysis and technology to fulfill the needs of the stakeholders. This emphasis combines the development of critical thinking, behavior of people and systems within a programming environment, and the benefits of databases to provide a holistic approach to the field of systems analysis.

Bachelor's degree in IT program benefits

  • Computer Information Technology degrees are among the most marketable offered today.
  • The program is specifically designed for busy adult students with work and family commitments.
  • Classes are taught in seminar format with select coursework enhanced through online instruction, allowing for more flexibility in completing assignments outside of class.
  • Online courses typically run for five weeks with weekly assignments completed around your schedule.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
  • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!

Apply for free!

  • Classes start February 8, so submit your application to CCU Online today. Use promo code POSSIBLE when applying to waive the $50 application fee.