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Program Mission:

The Computer & Information Technology program is committed to providing a broad range of information technology skills (hardware and software) designed to meet student aspirations and the needs of the business community. This program endeavors to help students attain their highest educational goals and to provide them a firm foundation in IT practices and a firm value based foundation for lifelong learning and a career in information technology.

Program Objectives:

The Associate Degree in Computer & Information Technology has the following educational objectives:

  1. To prepare highly qualified graduates in Computer & Information Technology.
  2. To prepare quality graduates to obtain positions in business, industry and government.
  3. To prepare graduates in pursuing their education to obtain a higher degree.
  4. To prepare graduates to communicate clearly and work in teams effectively.
  5. To graduate students with high ethical and Islamic values.
  6. To enhance graduates ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  7. To serve the community through providing training programs and short courses

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of this program will be able to perform the following tasks:
1 - Run off-the-shelf commercial software
2 - Troubleshoot personal computers
3 - Develop databases

After completing the program, students will be adequately prepared to sit for exams for:

1 - A+
2 - Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
3 - Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Program Faculty:



Tariq Aziz
Lecturer / Program Coordinator
taziz C-273-1
Hani Al-Mohair
hanik C-273-4
Rashid A. Khan
rashidk C-273-3
Syed Noaman Ali
Lecturer / IT Manager
syedali C-287

Curriculum Overview:

The Objectives of the Associate Degree in Computer & Information Technology are achieved through a curriculum made up of courses in the following four areas:

    General Courses
    ENGL101     English Composition I
    ENGL102     English Composition II
    IAS111        Belief and its Consequences
    IAS201        Objective Writing
    Basic Courses
    BA200        Business Communications
    CIT101        Introduction to Microcomputers
    CIT110        Keyboarding
    MATH 121  Introduction to Applied Calculus
    CIT201      Word Processing Applications
    CIT202      Spreadsheet Applications
    CIT203      Presentation Applications
    CIT220      Database Management
    CIT270      Capstone Project
    CIT120      PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    CIT230      Introduction to Networking
    CIT121     Introduction to Programming
    CIT210     Operating Systems I
    CIT240     Web Authoring and Design
A) Students are required to take any one of the following Computer & Information Technology electives:
    CIT221     Operating Systems II
    CIT261     Multimedia and Animation
    CIT262     Desktop Publishing
    CIT263     Introduction to UNIX
    CIT264     Linux
B) Students are required to take one elective course from the Business Administration Department (from ACCT, BA, FIN, MGT, or MKT).
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