Computer & Information Technology

This is a general overview of the program of study. Students interested in details and requirements should go to the on line catalogue.

Information Technology Career Opportunities

The field of Information Technology is constantly changing. The curriculum in the CIT Department is designed to enable students to work in this environment and to adapt to changes as they occur in this ever evolving field. Job opportunities overall continue to be above average, as indicated in recent publications from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, offering great opportunities to the CIT graduate. As technologies become more integrated into the jobs and devices used by businesses, the need for those with computer degrees will continue to increase.

Computer & Information Technology careers:

  • Application developer
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst or administrator
  • Information analyst
  • IT analyst
  • Network engineer or administrator
  • Programmer analyst
  • Project manager
  • Software developer, engineer, support or tester
  • Web developer

Computer & Information Technology Department Guide:

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Program Overview

Computer & Information Technology (CIT) is an applied program in which students learn by doing. They apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to assignments they complete in computer laboratories. CIT courses provide students with strong technical skills, a thorough understanding of business needs, and the ability to communicate effectively in the business environment.

Purdue University North Central offers small class sizes for individual teaching, hands-on learning, and state-of-the-art computer labs.

Computer & Information Technology General Course Requirements

  • Internet Foundations, Technologies and Development
  • Software Development Technologies
  • Systems Analysis and Design Methods
  • Information Technology Architectures
  • Database Fundamentals and Programming
  • Networking, Systems Administration, and Security
  • Electronic Commerce and Business Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Math and Science
  • English Composition and Communication
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

What’s Next?

Contacting the Admissions Department at PNC has never been easier! Call us at (219) 785-5505, email us at or complete our online request form.

For more information, contact Prof. Mark L. Smith, Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Technology, Purdue University North Central, Phone: (219) 785-5211, email: