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Advance your career with a B.S. in Computer Info Technology

A degree in IT focuses on computer skills that are relevant in today's rapidly changing IT field. CCU's online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology (CIT) degree equips students with both technical skills and business knowledge to take computer technology and put it to use in commercial environments to aid a company, non-profit, or governmental organization in its decision making processes. The information technology courses focus on applications, solving and improving processes with computer technology, the basics of computer information systems, and general system use.

This online CIT degree offers an optional emphasis in one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Database Management, Data Engineering, or Networking.

Program Focus

Computer programming, computer networking, database development and administration, software development, operating systems, 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 development, and information securities, as well as other emerging technical fields.

Our graduates have gone onto entry-level careers as:

  • IT professionals
  • Software developers
  • Computer programmers
  • Computer network architects
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer support specialists
  • Database administrators
  • Information security analysts
    • Program format: 100% online
    • 120 credit hours (36 in major core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week, seven-week, and ten-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are professionals in the field.
    • Accredited with the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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CIT Emphases

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 five different emphases to fine-tune your specialization. You will be required to choose one when enrolled in our information technology program.

Cyber Security Emphasis

Cyber security is an emerging field with significant opportunities for career growth. CCU's Computer Information Technology degree focuses on the necessary policy and governance skills to stop cyber-attacks, including prevention techniques and offensive skills training. You will learn the value of protecting personal and confidential information and how to address related challenges as a technology professional.

This emphasis introduces concepts such as cryptography, security engineering, and various aspects of the modern-day computing environment. You will learn skills such as analysis, communication, evaluation, recovery, detection, and the application of principles used to secure technical operations that are at risk or threatened. The coursework helps prepare you to work on the front lines of cyber and network security and provides you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of working in technology security.

Graduates of the bachelor's degree in Computer Information Technology with an emphasis in Cyber Security can transfer their graduate-level cyber security coursework to the Master of Science in Cyber Security or the MBA with an emphasis in Cyber Security. They may also apply for the graduate certificate in Cyber Policy.

Database Management Emphasis

The Computer Information Technology online 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.

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
ProgrammingPython, PyCharm, Netbeans, Visual Studio Community Edition, JAVA, C#, C++, Web Development, Open SourceData Engineering, Database Management, Networking
Project management, waterfall and agile methodologies, software and database development life cycleSprintometer, ProjectLibre, KanboardData Engineering, Database Management, Networking
Web developmentHTML-5, HTML-KIT, JavaScript, ASP.NET, IIS, XHTML, XML, PHP, CSS, Graphvis, Pathalizer, PHP MyadminData Engineering, Database Management, Networking

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

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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