Computer Information Technology Courses

Courses in computer information technology (designated CMIT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in computing
  • a major in computer networks and cybersecurity or cybersecurity management and policy
  • a minor in cybersecurity
  • an AA in General Studies with computer studies curriculum
  • a certificate in computer studies
  • electives

Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting (3 Credits, CMIT 202)

(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A thorough review of computer hardware and software, with emphasis on the application of current and appropriate computing safety and environmental practices. The goal is to evaluate, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and operating systems.

Fundamentals of Networking (3 Credits, CMIT 265)

(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.

Network Security (3 Credits, CMIT 320)

(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265, CSIA 302, or CompTIA Network+ certification. A study of the fundamental concepts of computer security and its implementation. The aim is to assess and mitigate risk, evaluate and select appropriate technologies, and apply proper security safeguards.

Ethical Hacking (3 Credits, CMIT 321)

(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.

Interconnecting Cisco Devices (3 Credits, CMIT 350)

(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination 200-120.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. A hands on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. The goal is to configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks. Topics include VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), wireless network protocols, and routing protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E, CMIT 350, or CMIT 499D.