119 South St., BUS 200
Big Rapids, MI
Options: Associate, Bachelor's, Minor
Locations: Main Campus, Statewide
The Computer Information Technology Systems Administration & Security (CIT-SAS) program is designed for those who want to provide technical assistance for computer systems and users. It can lead to entry-level positions like computer support specialist, help-desk technician, network and computer systems administrator, and computer security specialist.
The CIT-SAS curriculum provides a broad understanding of core business functions, in addition to specific skills required for industry certifications like CompTIA, A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and Microsoft’s MCITP or MCTS certifications. Students must pass the CompTIA’s A+ certification and two other industry certifications (choosing from MCITP, Network+, Linux+, Security+, CNA, or CCNA) to graduate from the CIT-SAS program. Additional certifications are encouraged.
Ferris CIT students are able to apply the academic concepts they’ve learned through required internships, which help students be more marketable. Real-world experience through internships is yet another edge Ferris students have over other graduates in the job market. Because students learn both theory and application, Ferris is recognized nationwide for its professional graduates who know how to get the job done even before they begin working. Explore your opportunities on our internships page.
The Computer Information Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.