Computer Information Technology Bachelor of Science Overview


This program is based on curriculum standards of the Association for Computing Machinery/Special Interest Group Information Technology Education (ACM/ SIGITE) core curriculum that meets the requirements of Purdue University Calumet instructional guidelines.

The curriculum has the student experience each individual topic in their first two years. The SIGITE core is made up of general education courses and specific Information Technology requirements of the accreditation guidelines. The core courses span knowledge areas that include computational thinking / problem solving, algorithm development, database implementation, project management, human computer interaction, information assurance and security, networking technologies, platform technologies, and operating systems implementation.

Through classroom and lab interaction with experienced faculty and the ability to perform applied research and experiential learning, Computer Information Technology graduates are able to begin their professional work activities with the confidence and knowledge to be successful in their chosen field of work.

The following are the Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) for the Baccalaureate Degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT):

Program Educational Objective 1:

  • The program will produce graduates that are information technologists with applied research, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Program Educational Objective 2:

  • The program will produce graduates that are professionals, leading industry direction with excellence in providing solutions to business needs.

Program Educational Objective 3:

  • The program will produce graduates that are future information technology leaders.

Program Educational Objective 4:

  • The program will produce graduates that are life-long learners who have a commitment to service within the community.

Program Educational Objective 5:

  • The program will produce graduates that are citizens of the world, sensitive to state, national and global initiatives through technological solutions.

Student Outcomes:

Graduates of the Computer Information Technology program have an:

  1. ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies;
  11. ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
  12. ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
  13. understanding of best practices and standards and their application;
  14. ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.


Enrollment Data:

  • 2013
    • 108 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 122 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 16 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
  • 2012
    • 99 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 108 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 16 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
  • 2011
    • 120 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 116 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 19 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates



Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET,


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