The CIT curriculum provides students with a broad understanding of core business functions, competency in computer repair & maintenance, networking administration, server administration, and in information security. Students have the opportunity to sit for several certifications during throughout their coursework. These include, but are not limited to, CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+; Microsoft’s MCITP:Server Administration or MCTS, and Novell’s CNA. To graduate from the program there are specific certification requirements as mentioned below in the graduation requirement section.
Applicants are expected to meet 3 of the 4 criteria listed below in order to be placed directly into a College of Business bachelor/associate degree program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
- High school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- English ACT of 16 or higher or SAT of 370 or higher
- Math ACT of 19 or higher or SAT of 460 or higher
- Reading ACT of 19 or higher
Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admissions into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer student admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.
The Computer Information Technology program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.
GPA and Course Requirements
Students must meet the following GPA requirements
- a minimum 2.0 GPA CUMMULATIVE GPA in all FSU courses
- a 2.0 GPA in Business Core
- and a 2.5 in the CIT Major courses.
Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
In order to graduate from the CIT program, a student must also pass three industry certifications. One is required, and the other two a student has several choices.
Required: CompTIA A+ certification
and two of the following industry certifications:
Novell – CNA (Certified NetWare Administrator)
Cisco – CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Other industry certifications will be considered