2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Computer Information Technology, Programming Concentration, A.A.S.

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Program and Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology prepares students for positions in the workplace through the use of various systems, applications, languages, and products. These subject-specific courses focus on those skill sets identified by employers as essential in today's workplace and, where appropriate, will prepare students for industry-recognized certification examinations. The concentrations are designed to ensure that students have the proper experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of the chosen program of study.

Career Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
User Support Specialist  $31,610 $45,500 $57,110
Network Support Specialist $40,120 $57,990 $73,470
Information Security Analyst $45,840 $71,572 $97,300
Software Developer Applications $53,710 $82,740 $99,660
Robotic Technicians $34,230 $50,920 $65,290

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV.  Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers.  For additional information from a national perspective, go to  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.  Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov .  Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This degree program is in compliance with the Common Course Curriculum Library for the A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology program as delivered by the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges.

This degree program is not designed for transfer to a four year college or university. However, some agreements are in place that will allow credit to be given for a portion or the entirety of this degree path. Please check with the transfer institution or your advisor for specific details.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Take one course

Programming Concentration Core Courses

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Computer Information Technology, Programming Concentration, A.A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 61

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


*Sample Academic Plans assume no prior college credit and no Learning Support requirements. Students must meet with advisors to determine applicability of earned college credit.

For more information contact:
Deepa Janakiraman at
djanakiraman@columbiastate.edu or 615.790.5984
Science, Technology & Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution,is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution.
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