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Computer Information Technology class

Computer Information Technology

Build Your Career in Tech

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.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    SAT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
      • 2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
      • 3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
    ACT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
      • 2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
      • 3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
    • GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.
    • Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
  •  Degrees
  •  Faculty and Staff

    Travis Bussler

    Assistant Professor

    Mary Holmes, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Jimmie Joseph, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Katie Kalata

    Assistant Professor

    John Kinuthia

    Assistant Professor
    Program Coordinator

  •  Key Courses
    • Linux Administration
    • Security+ Administration
    • Virtual System Administration
    • Windows Server Administration
    • Windows Server Infrastructure

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  •  Locations
    • Big Rapids (Main Campus)
    • Traverse City
    • Grand Rapids

    Head to our Statewide page to learn more about our off-campus and online offerings.

top IndustrY Certifications

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.

Internships

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.

Accreditation

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.