Students will be equipped with introductory technical skills such as computer programming, coding, technical support, and application, which will enable them to demonstrate excellence in the workplace.

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Start Building a Foundation

BYU-Idaho’s Computer Information Systems program’s goal is to prepare students for entry-level employment and provide marketable career advancement knowledge and skills. Computer and IT specialists are vital to every organization and every industry including health care, manufacturing, education, and business. 

The associate degree will provide students with a strong foundation for further career advancement if they wish to continue to their bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in CIT have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Computer Support Specialist

Computer support specialists provide users and organizations with help, advice, and assistance. Responsibilities can include network management, software development, and database organization. They provide technical support to businesses or individual employees and can train non-technical workers on the businesses' systems.

Computer Programmer

Computer programmers design and build a computer program, or a code, that allows the computer to perform tasks and solve problems. They often write the source code of programs in several programming languages.

Database Administrator

Database administrators use specialized software to store an organize different sets of data. They often take part in capacity planning, installing, configuring, designing databases, migrating, monitoring performance, securing, troubleshooting, and recovering data.

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All degree-related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Computer Information Systems, start with one of the following degree-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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The Advising Office can help with degree planning and preparation. To declare your major or minor, plan classes, or find out who your advisor is, visit the Advising homepage.


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