Computer Information Technology

  • Associate in Applied
    Science (AAS), Diploma, Certificate
  • Diploma – Helpdesk Operations
  • Certificate – Helpdesk Operations
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • AAS Evening Program: 8 semesters, including 2 summer terms
  • Diploma Day Program: 3 semesters
  • Certificate Day Program: 2 semesters

Career Description

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. Computer Information Technology specialists provide technical advice, assistance and support to computer users.

Careers Available

Computer operator, systems analyst, help desk technician, help desk analyst, computer support specialist, technical support specialist, systems administrator.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $25,000 – $33,000/yr. Depends on skills, education, experience, and geographic location.

Course of Study

Course work will develop a student’s ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations, and terminology, operating systems, databases, networking, security and technical support. This is a flexible curriculum that can be customized to meet community information systems needs.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Keyboarding skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good communication skills, troubleshooting skills, ability to work as a member of a team, time management skills, desire to learn new skills and technologies, and willingness to work at a problem until solved.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Computer Information Technology Program, contact Gerry Kearns, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7547 or gkearns@forsythtech.edu.