Computer Information Technology


This program is designed to provide students with first hand knowledge of the software, hardware, and operations of personal computers used in business and industry today.  Many aspects of the personal computer including how it works, how data is processed, and how to apply the functions to solutions on the job are explored in the CIT training.  The program consists of studies in the major operating systems, diagnostics, plus configuration of computers and their related peripheral devices.

Successful graduates will possess both entry level and advanced skills necessary to secure employment in a wide range of computer specialties such as Computer Technician, Technial Support Specialist, Software Specialist, and Network Technician.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,947.92

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Personal Computer Operator216Certificate
Technical Support Specialist642Certificate
Information Technology Network Support Specialist1080Certificate
Information Technology Security Specialist1296Diploma
Information Technology System Support Specialist1728Diploma
Information Technology Systems Coordinator2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Ripley Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063

Job Duties

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,650

Current job openings per year: 190


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Worker Characteristic
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Applications
Hardware and Troubleshooting
A+ Certification Preparation
Second Trimester: 
Preparation for Networking+ Certification
Prep for Security+ Certification
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Advanced Networking
Worker Characteristic
Fourth Trimester: 
Pro-Networking I
Worker Characteristic
Fifth Trimester: 
Level II Networking
Worker Characteristic


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Linux+
Cisco CCNA
Cisco CCNA Security

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