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Computer Information Technology Minor CIT

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
CITS 150 A+ Certification 1 3
CITS 160 A+ Certification 2 3
CITS 270 Network + 3
Elective Courses (Choose 3)
CITS 250 Windows Client Administration 3
CITS 255 Windows Serv Active Directory 3
CITS 260 Windows Server Infrastructure 3
CITS 280 Linux Administration 3
CITS 320 Security + Administration 3
CITS 360 Windows Server Administration 3
CITS 370 Virtual System Administration 3
PROJ 320 Proj Management Fundamentals 3
Minimum credit hours required 18
Your CIT faculty advisor must approve alternative or custom tracks and assist with selection of appropriate elective courses.
All Students in the CIT minor must demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or complete ISYS 105 with a grade of "C" or better.

Why Choose Computer Information Technology?

A CIT Minor can significantly increase the marketability of any bachelor’s degree. The use of computer technology in day to day operations is important to all career fields.   This minor provides you with the tools you need to successfully integrate hardware and software into a business’s or organization’s environment. You’ll gain a broad understanding and the basic skills required for jobs such as computer support specialist, help-desk support personnel, networking administrator, system administrator, and security specialist. This minor also prepares you for industry certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ . Linux+, Project+, and Microsoft’s MCTS certifications are additional options you may choose to pursue. All courses take a hands-on approach that will assist you with successful completion of these industry certifications.

Career Opportunities

System support is essential to all fields of industry. All professionals, regardless of their major, must be able to understand and relate to the problem-solving abilities of a company’s or organization’s computer systems.   Understanding computer systems will give you an advantage over other majors that may lack these critical skills.

Admission Requirements

Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student in good academic standing may enroll in this minor. This minor is not available for CIT majors.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum requirement for the minor is 18 credits.   A CIT minor is a collection of 3 required courses and 3 elective courses, depending on your chosen certification. Certification courses offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Linux+
  • Security+
  • Microsoft’s MCTS
  • Project+

  • A Ferris student will receive the CIT minor upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and after successful completion of required coursework with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

    Note: No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution, nor will the minor be granted if more than six of the minor credits are specifically required in the student’s major.

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    Big Rapids, Mi 49307-2284
    Call (231) 591-2434
    Or email AFIS@ferris.edu

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