In 2021, The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250. If you are a tech savvy student looking to enter a growing industry, Computer Information Technology (CIT) may be the right career path for you.
CIT combines systems and web development with analysis, design and administration to offer students a wide variety of topics and a well-rounded understanding of computer information technology.
“Because technology constantly evolves, there are always new and interesting topics for discussion. Right now, cybersecurity is right at the top, which is one reason our security classes are almost always full,” said Dr. Mark Revels, Coordinator of the Computer Information Technology program.
Computers have become an integral part of modern life and business. The industry is fast paced and changes quickly, so students must learn the principals and the latest systems.
At Western Kentucky University, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology is transfer student friendly and can be completed online.
WKU has a unique arrangement that allows community and technical college graduates to apply their IT degrees towards the completion of the CIT major. Under this arrangement, WKU will accept student degrees as transfer credit and students start the CIT program with Junior standing. There are no complicated articulation agreements and no awkward lists of classes that transfer.
All courses are offered 100% online and some courses are offered on demand. The on demand option allows you to register any day of the year and complete your assignments at an accelerated rate or an extended time frame.
The faculty within the CIT program are dedicated to helping prepare students for a career in the field. “In order to enhance student employability, the mission of the CIT program is to emphasize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that information technology employers want,” said Dr. Revels.
As the Bureau of Labor Statistics data and the mission of the Western Kentucky University Computer Information Technology program states, this degree will give you a competitive advantage when applying for technology related positions.
To learn more about the WKU CIT, visit wku.edu/cit.