Computer Information Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the information technology industry.
Computer Information Technology encompasses many different jobs and requires people with diverse skills and interests. Do you like to work with people or do hands-on technical support? Skilled customer support specialists are highly coveted by high-tech companies. They are needed to staff help desks, answer customer problem calls and provide timely assistance in solving technical problems. Valencia’s Computer Information Technology degree program takes a well-rounded approach and gives you the skills to become a support technician who provides hands-on technical assistance such as computer repair and software installation, or a computer security specialist who provides systems support.


Computer Technician, Computer Information Technology, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida


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PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

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Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Computer Information Technology Analyst (27 credits)

  • IT Security Specialization
  • IT Support Specialization

Computer Information Technology Specialist (18 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

  • Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications
  • Tech Center Programs – Receive college credit for completing an approved OCPS or TECO Tech Center program



Program Length

 60 credits

  Full-time – 2 to 3 years

  Part-time – 3 to 4 years



CAREER OUTLOOK

Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Provide customer service support and technical assistance using the latest technology
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance such as computer repair and software installation
  • Provide system security using the latest software and hardware

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

The computer information field offers many challenging career choices. Virtually all high-tech companies have a continuing need for trained technicians and specialists who can provide excellent computer support in various capacities. The demand for computer support specialists will be strong as organizations and individuals continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Help Desk Support Technician
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • PC Support Technician
  • Webmaster
  • Web Support Technician
  • Internet Technician
  • Internet Security Specialist
  • Security Administrator


Gainful Employment

This program is designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Valencia’s Gainful Employment website.


AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$33,000 – $38,000


Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.


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407-582-1507
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IT Technician at work in the Computer Information Technology program at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida