Students will learn programming, networking, server administration, information security, database design and development, systems analysis and designing, and web development to prepare them to enter the workforce.
Prepare for Exciting Work Opportunities
Love new technology? Then CIT is for you! All corporations in the world utilize the skills taught in this department to fill various positions. You and your degree in CIT are desired by companies all around the world!
With cloud computing, mobile applications, massive amounts of data, software of all sorts, the ever-expanding world wide web, social media, security threats, and a whole world’s-worth of information, organizations large and small rely more and more on well-qualified and highly-specialized IT professionals.
After several semesters at BYU-Idaho, I had learned so much about programming . . . I knew that the Lord and the professors at BYU-Idaho wanted me to succeed, and if I kept showing up and have a good attitude, great things would happen.Ben D.,
Graduates with a degree in Computer Information Technology 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
Information Security Analyst
Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and maintain an organization’s information security. They educate users about computer security, security software, monitor networks for security breaches, and cyber-attacks. Due to the severity and increased occurrence of cyber-attacks, computer security specialists are in high demand.
Webmasters and Web Developers
Web developers are responsible for the technical aspects of web site creation. They use software languages and tools to create applications for the web. They identify site’s users and oversee its production and implementation.
Computer Software Engineers and Developers
Computer software engineers design and develop many types of software, including computer games, business applications, operating systems, network control systems, and middleware. They apply the theories and principles of computer science and mathematical analysis to create, test, and evaluate the software applications and systems that make computers work.
Explore Related Career Paths
All degree-related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information.
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