2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Computer Information Technology

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

Program Requirements

Computer Information Technology, Minor Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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.

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.