Computer Information Technology

Welcome to Southern Arkansas University Tech's Computer Information Technology program. We offer a two-year technical degree with a focus on computer support, computer networks, computer programming and other aspects of computer science.

Is a Computer Information Technology Degree Worth the Time and Effort?

Before entering an information technology program, prospective students often wonder if a computer science degree is worth their time and effort. Over the last twenty years, the field of computer science has grown exponentially, The median wage for earners in the computer science industry is $86,320 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs in the industry are expected to experience a growth of at least 14 percent over the next decade with as many as 557,000 new jobs being created. This figure is indicates a faster than average rate when compared to all other occupations. A computer science degree is worth the time and effort since the field is constantly growing. New specializations are always opening in the field of computer science as new technology advancements are made. For instance, careers related to virtual reality and augmented reality have experienced a surge in job openings over the past several years. Learn more at

Information about Computer Information Technology (Courses and Careers)

Computer information technology (CIT) is the use and study of computers, networks, computer languages, and databases within an organization to solve real problems. The major prepares students for applications programming, networking, systems administration, and internet development. Technologies studied in information systems include programming, networking, server administration, information security, database design and development, systems analysis and designing, and web development.

Career fields related to Computer Information Technology:

  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software & Media Applications
  • Computer System Administration
  • Computer System Networking & Telecommunication
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Data Entry & Microcomputer Application
  • Electrical Equipment Installation/Maintenance/Repair
  • Information Processing/Data Entry Technology
  • Information Science & Studies
  • Management Information Systems/Services
  • Mathematics & Computer Science and many more..


How SAU Tech's Program Helps Students Seeking a Degree in Computer Information Technology

SAU Tech's program prepares students to graduate with an associate degree in computer information technology and to transition to a bachelor's degree program in computer science and related fields if they so desire.

The program also prepares students for the A+, Network+, and Security+ CompTIA Certifications and the CCP and CCTP Cloud Computing Certifications and Linux Administration RHCSA, RHCE and LFCS certifications.  Students will receive hands-on training in computer operating systems, application software, network administration, and installation, software installation, computer maintenance and repair, hardware installation, programming, Linux operating system, and technology. This degree is also available​ online. Successful students will get credit transfer options to four-year universities along with internships and job opportunities.

Earn this Degree Online!

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You can learn the skills that will allow you to acquire the following:

CompTIA Certifications
A+ Technician (Exams 220-81 & 220-82)
Network + (Exam N10-006)
Security + (Exam SY0-401)

Cloud School Certifications
Cloud Certified Professional (Exam C90.01)
Certified Cloud Technology Professional (Exams C90.01, C90.02 & C90.03)

Microsoft Exams
Configuring Windows 7 (Exam 70-680)
Configuration Windows 8.1 (Exam 70-687)
Installing & Configuring Windows Server 12R2 (Exam 70-410)

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