The Computer Information Technology Department (CIT) has a clear, well-articulated, three-pronged mission, which includes supporting the IT components of the college’s General Education offerings (across divisions, departments, and campuses, as well as through interdepartmental collaboration), preparing an IT workforce through certificate and associate degree offerings, and providing IT students with seamless transfer opportunities to related Baccalaureate Degree programs.
The Computer Technology Program offers many courses that apply to other options to afford students the opportunity to explore the many career tracks in Information Technology before selecting a career in Computer Support, Data Base or Networking. The Department’s goals are in concert with the College’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committees and internship course, the Department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study.
Digital and Computer Forensics is the name for a newly emerging field of study and practice that incorporates many areas of expertise including but not limited to internet, network and information security, intrusion detection, incident response, infrastructure protection, and computer crime investigation.
This program provides to Information Technology and Criminal Justice professionals the opportunity to obtain knowledge, training, and skills in Computer Forensics. Both civil and criminal offenders are using computers to commit crimes such as illegally downloading information, documents, or copyrighted materials, committing accounting fraud or releasing malicious code on computer networks to disrupt services. Internet crimes against children and other vulnerable populations have increased dramatically. Computers and other digital devices now play a part in many criminal activities. As a result, the need for computer forensics-based skills continues to grow.