Computer Technology Courses

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. Acorn’s ARM RISC microprocessor is first used in the company’s Archimedes computer system. One of Britain’s leading computer companies, Acorn continued the Archimedes line, which grew to nearly twenty different models, into the 1990s. Acorn spun off ARM as its own company to license microprocessor designs, which in turn has transformed mobile computing with ARM’s low power, high-performance processors and systems-on-chip (SoC).

The Computer Technology Endorsement program is the first 16 credit hours of the full master’s degree in classroom technology. Teachers adding this certificate to their existing Ohio teacher license will be prepared to provide leadership in technology for local, state or national education initiatives, but will also earn the credential for high quality and be licensed to teach computer science courses in K-12 public schools.

Our students are living in a world that is changing at a dramatic pace—a world that grows smaller with each passing day due to the advances of technology. To be without a command of these skills is to be at a disadvantage in today’s—as well as tomorrow’s—world. It is essential for all students to have the opportunity to explore, understand and acquire the skills that will impact their lives.

At every level, from mom-and-pop shops to multinational corporations, businesses need IT. Over the next decade, career opportunities in IT are expected to grow faster than average. Depending on your level of education, a degree in IT can provide a comfortable paycheck. For areas like Web Design or Programming, a healthy selection of fine art and design classes can help give you a perspective on image, structure, and form beyond what you get in digital design courses.

No grade lower than a C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy the graduation requirements in Information Technology. Where specific grade requirements are not specified, no CSUN grade lower than a C-” will be accepted for courses required in the B.S. CIT program. Foundational technology skills are offered in first year. At the end of the year, students work in teams using agile development mirroring what happens in industry.