Computer Information Technology


Computer Information Technology (CIT) is the heart of most businesses and industries in today’s workforce. This program offers two curriculum options covering several certificate levels and a total of two diploma areas. Individuals interested in industry recognized certifications such a CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft’s MCTS and MCITP, or Cisco’s CCNA (through our official Cisco Networking Academy), can enter the CIT – Computer Information Technology path. During the CIT program, students will not only achieve national recognized certifications but also will learn a range of invaluable interactive and hands-on IT skills from entry level PC terminology to advanced networking, virtual and cloud infrastructures. While pursing industry sought certifications, enrolled students may take advantage of our onsite, worldwide recognized Pearson VUE certification testing center. Both the CIT Program and hosting the Pearson VUE testing centers creates a unique and convenient opportunity providing the CIT student with both innovative IT training and IT certification testing at our TCAT Huntsville campus. The CIT course length is 20 months. This program is located at the main campus at 355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,995.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Personal Computer Operator216Certificate
Technical Support Specialist642Certificate
Information Technology Network Support Specialist1080Certificate
Information Technology Security Specialist1296Certificate
Information Technology System Support Specialist1728Diploma
Information Technology Systems Coordinator2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756

Job Duties

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,380

Current job openings per year: 190


First Trimester: 
CIT 0001 - Worker Characteristic
CIT 1011 - Technology Foundations
CIT 1010 - Orientation and Safety
CIT 1021 - Computer Concepts
CIT 1031 - Introduction to Applications
CIT 1041 - Introduction to Operating Systems
CIT 1051 - Computer Hardware Foundations
Second Trimester: 
CIT 2005 - Computer Systems Support Foundations
CIT 0002 - Worker Characteristic
CIT 2006 - Networking Fundamentals
Third Trimester: 
CIT 0003 - Worker Characteristic
CIT 3001 - Networking Fundamentals II
CIT 3002 - Security Fundamentals
Fourth Trimester: 
CIT 3010 - Advanced Networking
CIT 3010 - Advanced Networking
Fifth Trimester: 
CIT 0005 - Worker Characteristic
CIT 5001 - Pro Networking


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
Microsoft – Windows 7, Configuring
Microsoft – Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Configuring
Microsoft – Windows Server 2008, Network Infrastructure, Configuring
Microsoft – Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

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