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Computer Information Technology

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

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 the tools needed 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.  A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284

Required Courses
Credit Hours
A+ Certification 1
A+ Certification 2
Network +
Elective Courses (choose 3 - advisor must approve other options):
Windows Client Administration
Windows Server 1
Windows Server 2
Linux Administration
Security + Administration
Windows Server 3
Virtual System Administration
Proj Management Fundamentals
Minimum credit hours required for CIT minor:
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.