Important Notice

Owensboro Community and Technical College will be closed beginning December 20th, 2014 for the holiday break. We will re-open January 5th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. During the institutional closing interested students may apply online at owensboro.kctcs.edu by clicking APPLY NOW. Any questions during the closing will be handled through the KCTCS Student Service Center at 1-855-5GO-OCTC.

Computer Information & Technologies

If you are looking for a challenging, ever changing career in computers, you are at the right place at the right time.  The Computer and Information Technologies Program at OCTC prepares you for wide variety of careers in Information Technology industry.

"Employment is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations and add 286,600 new jobs over the 2008-2018 decade.  Excellent jobs prospects are expected.  Workers can enter this field with many different levels of formal education, but relevant computer skills are always needed. " Bureau of Labor Statistics

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Owensboro Community and Technical College offers five different Computer Information Technology (CIT) degree tracks;

  • Applications - Computer Support, 65 credit hours - see academic plan.
  • Network Administration - MS Windows, 65 credit hours - see academic plan.
  • Information Security, 68 credit hours - see academic plan.
  • Programming Option, Information Systems Track, 68 credit hours - see academic plan.
  • Programming Option, Software Development track, 68 credit hours - see academic plan.

Click here to find out more about each option!

Certificates

Owensboro Community and Technical College offers several different CIT certificates.  The primary purpose and features of the certificate programs of study are to provide marketable, entry-level skills.  Many of the certificates qualify students to take external vendor-based examinations.  For example the Computer Technician Certificate prepares a student to take the CompTIA A+ examination.  The required courses for each certificate are applicable toward at least one associate degree.  For example the courses required for the CIT Fundamentals certificate are the technical core course for all CIT AAS degrees.

Click here to find out more about each certificate!

Employment Opportunities

Upon graduation from the AAS in CIT program, you can seek job opportunities in many different types of industry and business.  Computers are everywhere, and skilled professionals are needed to take care of them.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you take 11-12 courses per year. 

For more information

Theresa Schmitt, MBA
Computer Information & Technologies, Program Coordinator
270-686-4604
E-mail:theresa.schmitt@kctcs.edu

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.